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Vladimir is the first town of the Golden Ring, 179 kilometres to the east of Moscow. There is a big debate as to when the city was founded, 990 or 1108, however the outcome for the city was the same; in the 12th century it became highly prosperous and was even the capital of Russia for some time. Today, Vladimir is a major administrative, industrial and cultural centre with a population of about 370,000 residents. Although the city has been fairly developed, the medieval Vladimir is what draws in all the tourists throughout the year.

Please see the tab below with the information on the main sites to visit. As well as these sites, there are other churches, museums and theatres to see. There are 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vladimir, which is an impressive feat; the Golden Gates, the Assumption Cathedral and St. Demetrius Cathedral.

Vladimir is on the rail line to Nizhny Novgorod and is also the first stop on the Trans-Siberian railway out of Moscow. There are also extremely regular bus services from both Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod every day.

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Assumption Cathedral
A unique monument of the white-stone architecture of Vladimir. The cathedral was built in the middle of the XII century by Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky as the main church of the Vladimir-Suzdal Principality. World-famous frescoes by Andrei Rublev are preserved there.
The residence of Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky built between 1158 and 1165 at the mouth of the Nerl River. Andrei spent 17 years of his reign here until his murder in 1174. Russian Orthodox Christians believe that Bogolyubovo was founded on the spot where Andrei Bogolyubsky saw a vision of the Virgin Mary who appeared to him in a dream-like vision holding a scroll in Her right hand, and commanded him to build a church and monastery on the place of the vision. On this spot the Church of the Intercession of Neri was constructed. Today the church is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Cathedral of St. Dmitry
Built in the beginning of the XII century by Prince Vsevolod as his palace church. The cathedral´s interior still features frescoes of the XII century.
Museum of Crystal, Lacquer Miniature Paintings and Embroidery
The museum possesses an amazing collection of traditional Russian handicrafts and folk art, lacquer miniature papier-mâché boxes, embroidery, rock crystal and glass pieces.
Vladimir Golden Gates
Considered to be the door to Vladimir built in the early XII century by Prince Andrei Bogolubsky. In ancient times they served as the main military tower of the fortress.

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