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Stretching for 18 miles on both banks of the Volga, Yaroslavl is an important Volga port and one of the towns in the Golden Ring. It was founded in the 1010 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise. Yaroslavl was destroyed by the Tatars in the 13th and 14th centuries but then was restored and rebuilt. By the 17th century it had become Russia’s second largest city after Moscow and an important cultural and political centre.

Today, Yaroslavl retains many noteworthy monuments of its colourful past. Of special interest is the magnificent 13th century Spassky (Saviour) Monastery ensemble, a group of majestic 17th century cathedrals, an elegant rotunda and remnants of an ancient trading centre. The churches of St. Nicholas and Elijah the Prophet have some of the Golden Ring’s most impressive frescoes. The historical centre of Yaroslavl is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Yaroslavl is well connected with Moscow with trains and buses running regularly daily, with journey times taking approximately 4 hours by train, and 5 hours on the bus. The city is often visited as part of a tour of the Golden Ring.

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