What to do in Yaroslavl, besides visiting churches and temples

What to do in Yaroslavl, besides visiting churches and temples

The capital of the Golden Ring, the first Christian city on the Volga, the source of the foundation of the Russian theater – all this is about picturesque Yaroslavl, located in the Central part of Russia. Every day he meets tourists from all over the country, as well as from abroad. After wandering around the city, you can see a monument to the founder Yaroslav the Wise, visit one or more churches (and there are about 40 of them in Yaroslavl), enter the territory of convents or monasteries. We made a list of other things to do in Yaroslavl, but couldn’t resist and included 2 temples (the most famous) in it.

The approximate travel budget for one person is from 3600 rubles.

  • Train tickets from Moscow round-trip from 1,180 rubles*;
  • 1 night in a hostel – from 400 rubles* or in a 3* hotel – from 1,500 rubles*;
  • The average bill in a cafe is 400 rubles;
  • Walks around the city, travel on public transport, souvenirs – 800 rubles.

Interesting excursions from local residents in Yaroslavl

What to do in Yaroslavl, besides visiting churches and temples

Volzhskaya embankment and Strelka

Walking around Yaroslavl, first of all, take a look at the Volzhskaya embankment. Here you can see an impressive view of the Volga, over which hang two bridges with busy traffic. The lighthouse will attract your attention with its spire. Nearby there is a river station building, from where everyone can go on a short excursion by boat.

Turning right, you will see the legendary house-hospital for wounded officers of the Patriotic War of 1812. It was here, according to the plan of the great writer Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy, that the last meeting of Natasha Rostova and Andrei Bolkonsky took place. Another one of the most romantic places on the embankment is the gazebo – a monument to the poet Nekrasov. For a long time, newlyweds attached locks here for eternal love.

What to do in Yaroslavl, besides visiting churches and temples

And now your eyes open to a view of the Strelka – the confluence of two rivers: the Volga and Kotorosl. This is the historical center of the city, included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here in 2010, a monument to the 1000th anniversary of Yaroslavl was erected, which is a stele more than 20 meters high on a pedestal. Going down the stairs, you will see a complex of “singing” fountains.

What to do in Yaroslavl, besides visiting churches and temples

Temple of Elijah the Prophet

Perhaps the most beautiful temple in Yaroslavl can be called the Church of Elijah the Prophet. This building, complex in composition, combines the main temple in the name of Elijah the Prophet, a small northern chapel, a southern Intercession chapel with a refectory and a chapel of the Deposition of the Robe crowned with a tent. The frescoes, the main decoration of the Elias Church, represent a solid artistic expression of the idea of ​​the temple and are distinguished by a wide variety of subjects. No one has ever left here indifferent: space and tranquility are what awaits every guest here.

Operating hours: daily from 8:30 to 19:00.**
Cost of visit: 100 rubles. There are discounts for children, students and pensioners.
Address: Sovetskaya Square, 7.

What to do in Yaroslavl, besides visiting churches and temples

Damansky Island

This amusement park, separated from the city on a peninsula, is one of the most favorite places of the townspeople. There are many carousels, including extreme ones: “Mars”, “World”, “Free Fall Tower”, “Octopus”, “Panic Room”, rental of bicycles and roller skates, fun rooms, tents with popcorn and cotton candy and much more. You can also enjoy your accuracy and precision by shooting at a shooting range, and, if successful, pick up your prize.

Park opening hours: daily from 10:00 to 22:00.**
Admission to the territory is free.

What to do in Yaroslavl, besides visiting churches and temples

Restaurant “Vanilla Sky”

If suddenly, while walking along the Volga embankment, you feel hungry, go to the Vanilla Sky restaurant. This is a place where even the most sophisticated gourmet will be satisfied – the menu includes dishes of Caucasian, Russian and European cuisines. By the way, the prices here are also quite reasonable.

Operating hours:**
Sun-Thu: 12:00 – 00 :00.
Fri-Sat: 12:00 – 03:00.
Website: yarvolga.ru.
Address: Volzhskaya embankment, 2.

What to do in Yaroslavl, besides visiting churches and temples

Temple of John the Baptist

The Church of John the Baptist is the largest in the city. The height of the main building is 44 meters. The pillar-shaped six-tier bell tower, 45 meters high, was built separately from the temple. It became the tallest building in the city. Drawings and photographs of this fifteen-domed church are included in all publications and textbooks on Russian architecture. There are more than 500 subject paintings in the temple. There is no such voluminous and high-quality mural painting anywhere else in the world. Today there are no religious services held here. St. John the Baptist Church has the status of a historical and cultural monument at the federal level. It belongs to the Yaroslavl Museum-Reserve and is protected by UNESCO.

Operating hours: from 10.00 to 17.00, closed on Monday and Tuesday.**
Address: 2nd Zakotoroslnaya embankment, 69.

What to do in Yaroslavl, besides visiting churches and temples

Arena 2000

Perhaps every resident of our country knows the legendary hockey team “Lokomotiv”. Well, famous hockey players are “cultivated” in the Arena 2000 ice sports palace. The structure with a total area of ​​33.6 thousand square meters can accommodate up to 10,000 spectators. The townspeople compare every home match to a holiday. Not only KHL matches are held here, but also major musical events. In the palace itself you can buy many souvenirs, as well as paraphernalia of the famous team. Well, if you are not into hockey and are far from sports, still visit the memorial, which is located right at the entrance to Arena 2000. You couldn’t help but hear about the tragedy that occurred on September 7, 2011.

Average ticket price for a hockey match: 700 rubles.
Website: hclokomotiv. ru
Calendar of matches of HC “Lokomotiv”.
Address: Gagarin street, 15.

What to do in Yaroslavl, besides visiting churches and temples

Skate park

Now Yaroslavl skateboarders have a place to train, and those who wish to learn this modern and youth sport, because a skate park has recently opened in the 1000th anniversary of Yaroslavl park. You can throw out a storm of emotions and adrenaline right here.

Address: Kotoroslnaya embankment, 65.

What to do in Yaroslavl, besides visiting churches and temples

Photo: Club “Honey”

Club “Honey”

Another social place in Yaroslavl is the “Honey” club. This is one of the best dance places in the country. In terms of technical equipment, the project meets European standards. The club is often visited by show business stars with their programs. All this is accompanied by excellent music from incendiary DJs, fantastic color lighting, an airy steam effect and dance accompaniment of girls on pylons. The club itself is located right on the water, so when you go out onto the balcony you can enjoy the amazing view.

Site: mednightclub.ru.
Address: Podzelenie street, 7.

What to do in Yaroslavl, besides visiting churches and temples

Art space “Warmth”

Any Yaroslavl resident can show their creative abilities in the Teplo art space, and guests can enjoy creative evenings. Performances by aspiring musicians, poets, an art fair, programs of magicians and rock bands, as well as much more, are concentrated here, in the small interior and cozy basement of a house that once belonged to the merchant Vikulin.

Site: proteplo.me.
Address: Sovetskaya street 2 (A) .

* Prices for travel and accommodation are indicated at the time of writing. The cost indicated in the material and the final price may vary depending on the season and time for which tickets are purchased.

**Operating hours of organizations are indicated at the time of publication of the text. Opening hours may vary depending on the time of year.

Text author: Anastasia Gribkova

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