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Culture of Vologda. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

DP3M1305-2 One of the most visited places in Vologda is Kremlin - the most important historical monument and the permanent symbol of the city. The structure of the Vologda Kremlin complex includes the former Bishop's house with powerful fortification walls, the beautiful Resurrection Cathedral, and the St. Sophia Bell tower. All these buildings were erected in the 17th-19th centuries. Also in the Kremlin territory a huge number of monuments of wooden architecture were preserved. In addition to the Cathedral Hill and Kremlin, guests of Vologda need to visit the historic district of Zarechye. Here you can see a lot of beautiful historical buildings and churches, which after centuries managed to survive in its original form.
Every year at the end of June Vologda celebrates its birthday. During the holiday the cultural traditions accumulated over centuries are revealed most fully. A significant part of the … Open
Sophia Cathedral is the very first stone temple in Vologda and the most important religious landmark. It was built in the image of the Assumption Cathedral. In 1688, the painting of the interior of the cathedral was completed; curious tourists and connoisseurs of art came to admire the skillful murals daily. A rather unusual sight is the monument of the first city lantern. Its opening took place more than a hundred years ago. The monument was dedicated to an important event in the life of the city - the beginning of electric street lighting. All tourists appreciate the extravagant monument.
There are several interesting cultural centers in Vologda that introduce visitors to the traditions of the past and the historical past of the city. Another interesting place to visit is the Lace Museum, which houses a unique collection of handmade products. Since ancient times Vologda was famous for its craftsmen who made incredibly beautiful laces and were considered the best masters in Russia. Currently, the location of the museum is the building of the state bank, which was built in the 19th century. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The city of Vologda was founded by Novgorodians on an ancient dike that was located between the rivers Sheksna and Sukhona. The first mention of the city is found in the archives of 1147, … Open
A museum with an unusual name " World of Forgotten Things" also offers visitors to evaluate a rather interesting collection. Within its walls is a collection of paintings by outstanding masters of the 18th and 19th centuries, so the museum will appeal to connoisseurs of painting. This cultural center also occupies a spectacular old building, which makes it even more attractive in the eyes of tourists. The regional art gallery stores one of the most extensive collections of paintings and presents works of masters from different regions of the country.
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Culture guide to Vologda. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Vologda: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Vologda. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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