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Ivanovo | Ивановой


Ivanovo
Background

In 1971 Ivanovo celebrated its 100th anniversary, even though it was first mentioned in chronicles long ago. In 1561 Russian tsar Ivan Grozny (Ivan the Terrible) gave this village (at those times it was a village) as a gift to his wife’s brothers. Some time later it was destroyed by the Polish and Lithuanian armies. After it was restored it became a large industrial and trade center: textile, cotton and linen manufacturers appeared here as early as the seventeenth century. During the period of Soviet Russia many work associations functioned in Ivanovo. Today Ivanovo attracts tourists with its unique architecture – especially private residences, trimmed with marble, rare wood, bronze and granite. Travelling to Ivanovo you can also visit such well-known villages as Paleh and Holuy, which are located not for from the city. Ivanovo is still a textile center of Russia and this is why it is often called “Russian Manchester” or “City of Brides”.

Highlights

Ivanovo Museum of Local Lore
Villages Paleh and Holuy
Stepanov’s Park

Places to stay and eat

Hotel Svetlana is a small but a very nice apartment, where you can book a luxury suit for only 1000 rubles per night. Address: 10 Sosnevskay,146 T: (4932) 31-19-00

Hotel and restaurant Sheremetev. Address: Pr. Engelsa, 47

Hotel Souz is located on the bank of the river Uvod, only 10 minutes away from the railway station. A single room is 1980 rubles per night. More information and other prices you can find on the web-site: www.soyuzcenter.ru.

How to get there

Buses go to Ivanovo almost every hour starting at 8:00 from Moscow bus station (Shelkovskoe shosse 75/2)

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