Kostroma is a city (from 1152) in Russia on the
Volga River, the administrative center of the Kostroma region, a
river port. Population - 277,280 people. (2018). Located 344 km from
Moscow. The area of the city is 144.5 km².
founded in the XII century, and in the XIII century it became the
center of a specific principality. The historical center of the city
has basically retained a model ensemble of the classicism era of the
late 18th — 19th centuries. Of the monuments of the pre-Peter the
Great, the most interesting are the complexes of the Ipatiev and
Epiphany-Anastasia monasteries. The city is included in the list of
settlements with the official status of "historical", and is
traditionally included in the "Golden Ring of Russia".
the city in Kostroma is celebrated on the second Saturday of August.
1 Prosveshcheniya ul., ☎ +7 4942 57-25-89. 09:00–17:00, services
daily at 08:00 and 17:00. A huge and important monastery (est.
1330), which contains the Museum of Wooden Architecture, the
Bogoroditsky Cathedral (est. 1552), and the Spaso-Preobrazhenskaya
Church (which was made without a single nail). 50 RUR.
The Trading Arcades, along Sovetskaya ul. and Susaninskaya
ploshchad. An 18th century trading center, now houses shops and a
market. Susaninskaya Ploshchad. The main square is named after
Ivan Susanin, a peasant who became a hero after misleading Polish
invaders into a swamp, where they all died. The square has several
buildings of note, including the Fire Tower, a delightful piece of
19th century architecture and currently a museum, and a literature
museum within a 19th century guard house. Bogoyavlensky
(Epiphany) Monastery. Located one block down Simonovskogo ul., this
14th century monastery houses the 12th century Icon of Fedorovsky
Bogomater, which according to legend was found hanging from a tree
by a Russian prince. The main cathedral dates back to 1559.
Museum of Wooden Architecture, 1a Prosveshcheniya ul., ☎ +7 922
39-15-12. 09:00–17:00. An outdoor architectural museum of wooden
churches, houses, and a mill from the Kostroma region. Admission
included in the Monastery entrance fee. Resurrection Church on
the Lowlands ((Russian: церковь Воскресения на Дебре)), Кострома,
Kostroma, Kostromskaya oblast', Russia, 156005, ☎ +7 494 232-05-71.
17th-century Russian Orthodox Church near the Volga River that, as
the story goes, was commissioned by a merchant who ended up with
barrels of gold instead of barrels of dye and decided it was the
devil's gift which could only be remedied by spending it to build a
Get in There are daily overnight trains to/from Moscow and
trains (elektrichki) from Yaroslavl. There are also daily buses
to/from Ivanovo, Yaroslavl, and Vladimir through Suzdal.
the summer, in addition to the expensive cruise boats, a hydrofoil
service runs along the Volga River between Kostroma-Yaroslavl (2
hours) and Kostroma-Plyos (1 hour). It costs about 50 rubles for a
one-way trip. The service was suppressed (2008)
Bus #13 shuttles between the main square (Susaninskaya ploshchad)
and Hypatiev Monastery. Trolleybus #2 runs between the main square
and the train station. Public transport should cost you about 10 RUR
per ride (as for 2010).
Mush Hotel, 29 Sovetskaya ul., ☎ +7 4942 31-24-00, fax: +7 4942
31-10-45, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. A luxury guest-house that will let
you use their kitchen and includes free breakfast, the 12 hour stay
is a great deal doubles: 1,200–1,500 RUR for 24 hours, 660 RUR for
12 hours (21:00–09:00). Korvet Boat-Hotel, 90 Nizhnye Debri ul.
Rooms on this boat are clean and functional and this is the cheapest
option in the center; doesn't take reservations and you won't need
them anyway 350–400 RUR. Volga Hotel, 1 Yunosheskaya ul., ☎ +7
4942 54-61-63. Located right by the bridge over the Volga River
400–750 RUR. Stary Dvor, 2 Sovetskaya ul., ☎ +7 4942 31-54-81.
Moskovskaya Zastava (Московская застава), 1st May st. 5A, ☎ +7
494 249-66-01. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00.
Slavyansky, Located within the Trading Arcades. A popular local
restaurant serving Russian cuisine 100 RUR. Pizzeria, 29
Sovetskaya ul. A great pizza place within the same building as the
Mush Hotel 30–70 RUR.