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Sightseeing in Cherepovets - what to see. Complete travel guide

Cherepovets is one of the oldest and richest Russian cities from a cultural point of view. The first references to it date back to the middle of the 14th century. Cherepovets gained the status of the city only in the second half of the 18th century. Talented people lived and created here. Thanks to them, the number of cultural events is rapidly rising. Modern travelers can acquaint with the rich historical heritage of Cherepovets. It should be noted that there are many unique natural objects among city attractions.
One of them is a wonderful arboretum that was founded with the participation of I. A. Milyutin in 1894. Today, you can see over 60 types of rare bushes and trees in the territory of the arboretum. Some of them are aged over a hundred years. Another unique cultural object in Cherepovets is the museum association that includes 9 interesting museums with unique exposures. Many cultural places occupy beautiful historic buildings and old residences that are invaluable historical monuments.
Those tourists who travel to Cherepovets by train can start their sightseeing tour right from the railway station. The building of the railway station is one of the most spectacular architectural constructions. Its interior deserves special attention too. In the territory of the railway station, there is one of the religious attractions of the city, the Chapel in the name of St. Nicholas. It should be noted that most of the excursion objects are wonderful churches and temples, most of which have a very interesting history. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The tourists tired of the bustle and noise of big cities will definitely like Cherepovets. It is a calm and harmonious old city that is distinguished by eventful cultural life. Festivals dedicated to classical music and literature are held here. Different holidays dedicated to the youth and children attracting many guests are celebrated too. The city is well landscaped, which makes recreation here very comfortable. You can find here such suitable places for recreation, as popular restaurants and trade pavilions, literally at each step. Due to a worthy choice of hospitality venues, thrifty travelers, as well as those who have got used to luxury and high-level vacations, can vacation in Cherepovets with comfort.
Despite the fact that Cherepovets is a big industrial center, it offers its tourists a lot of interesting prospects for vacationing. One of the main values of the city is its old religious monuments. It is a miracle that they have managed to survive to this day. One of such monuments is the Resurrection Cathedral built in the 14th century. Originally, the church was wooden. It was rebuilt of stone in the middle of the 18th century. The cathedral has remained unchangeable since that time. Only some part of its roof was partially renovated in the 19th century.
The spectacular and unusual construction is Nativity Church. It was founded over 500 years ago. The first church at its site had existed for almost 200 years. Authorities had no money for reconstructing the church, so it was dilapidated and destroyed completely. The new church was constructed here in 1789. Like other churches in the city, it was abolished after the enthronement of the Soviet authority in 1931. It was partially destroyed not so long ago but then was reconstructed completely in 1997. Now, it impresses with its incredibly beautiful exterior. Towers with snow-white walls interestingly contrast with black towers and domes. The cathedral had exactly this exterior before the Revolution.
Cherepovets is a homeland of V. V. Vereschagin, a famous Russian artist. There is his old house in the city. Now, it serves as a themed museum dedicated to the artist’s life and art. Most of its exhibits are dedicated to Vereschagin’s military deeds. He took part in the Russian-Turkish War. After the Russian-Japanese War and many years of service, he achieved great success.
In the city, there is the Nature Museum. The collection of its exhibits is dedicated to the unique natural treasures of Cherepovets. The museum guests can learn about rare plants, animals and birds they can see in local forests and city surroundings. The museum houses interesting archaeological exhibits. Here, you can learn about the representatives of the animal world dwelling on this territory millions of years ago. The most popular place for local people and city guests’ recreation is the Komsomol Park. It is very big and beautiful. In the park, you can stroll along its branched trees and admire its fountains and sculptures.

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Survived castles around Cherepovets
♥   Castle 'Ferapontov Monastery' , 98.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Cherepovets
♥   National Park 'Russky Sever' , 103.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Russia: things to see

We should start from describing the most famous places of interest of the capital. Kremlin is the main symbol of the city and an internationally famous attraction. This is a very important historic and architectural landmark, and every building on its territory is a new page in the history of the country. The Red Square is located in front of the eastern wall of the complex. During several centuries the square was a witness to many important historic events. The Red Square was constructed on the site of numerous wooden houses, which made the threat of fire very real and, therefore, their presence was inacceptable near the royal residence. Nowadays, there are many exhibition halls, museums, parks and churches near the Red Square and the Kremlin complex. … Open
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