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Kostroma (Кострома)

 

 

 

 
Location: Kostroma Oblast

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

Description of Kostroma

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.

Kostroma was 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".

Day of the city in Kostroma is celebrated on the second Saturday of August.

 

 

Travel Destinations in Kostroma

Ostrovsky Arbour (Беседка Островского)

Theophany Convent, Bogoyavlensky Convent, Epiphany- Anastasia Monastery (Богоявленско- Анастасиин Монастырь)

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.

 

Fire Observation Watchtower

Romanov Museum (Романовский Музей)

 

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 church,.

 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

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.

In 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)

Get around
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).

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Mush Hotel, 29 Sovetskaya ul., ☎ +7 4942 31-24-00, fax: +7 4942 31-10-45, e-mail: bacha@mush.ru. 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.

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

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.

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

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