Russia: on and off the beaten track
We've never liked touristy spots. Wherever we go we do our best to find something that's not hackneyed, something with a difference.
We're going to write in this blog about such places which are attractive to tourists and still remain authentic.
Vladimir, more sights to see
I've written about some hotels and souvenirs you might bring from Vladimir hereand about VladimirArt Centre here. In this post I 'll write about the Nunnery with mostly preserved frescoes, art gallery, restaurants of Vladimir.
Well, you will certainly enjoy Uspensky Cathedral: not only Rublev's frescoes but also the rich baroque iconostasis. However, take a walk around the city: there are many more sights to see.
Knyaginin Nunnery, founded 1200. Although Uspensky Cathedral of the Nunnery was used as warehouse after the Great October Revolution, the frescoes of 17th century have been well-preserved. They even don't light candles there for better preservation of them.
The Golden Gate (Zolotyie Vorota) and
the remnant of man-made defensive hill on the right