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Kovrov

Kovrov

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Kovrov

Kovrov (in russian literally 'carpet') is located in the Vladimir Polesie. This is a large city of the region with a population of about 150 thousand people located on the banks of the Klyazma. It is the administrative center of the Kovrov district. Kovrov is one of the major cities of the Vladimir Region and Central Russia. The area is about 60 square kilometers.

 

 

 

Travel Destinations in Kovrov

The city is located on the right and left (Zarechnaya Slobodka) banks of the Klyazma River (a tributary of the Oka), 64 km from Vladimir and 250 km northeast of Moscow.

 

Monument in honor of the 200th anniversary of Kovrov (Square of the 200th anniversary).
Victory Square (Victory Square).
Savior Transfiguration Cathedral, st. Pershutova, 28. Monumental cathedral in neo-Byzantine style, built in 1870–1884. project N.A. Artleben - an architect and archaeologist who studied the monuments of ancient Russian architecture of the Vladimir region.
Nativity Cathedral, st. Volodarsky (Klyazma coast).
Train Station.
Church of John the Warrior.

Museums
House-Museum V.A. Degtyarev Str. Degtyarev, 6.
Kovrovsky historical memorial museum, Abelman str., 20. Tue – Fri, 10–17; Sat and Sun, 11–17.
Museum of hares, st. Griboedova, d.117

 

 

Farther afield

Klyazminsky town - a village on the banks of the Klyazma, 15 km north-east of Kovrov. In addition to the sonorous name, this place has a rich history, since it was here that Starodub-on-Klyazma was located - one of the ancient cities of the Vladimir region. Starodub was founded in 1152, survived the Mongol invasion, and in the XIII – XIV centuries it even became the center of a small principality. The city was completely destroyed in 1609 by Polish troops and was not restored. A small monument standing next to the road, and a hillfort on the riverbank, now occupied by rural houses and the Church of the Intercession of the Church (1803), remind of old times. The church is quite ordinary, but the contrast between the old Russian type of church with onion domes on narrow drums and the bell tower is remarkable, the completion of which carries obvious signs of classicism. Despite the unsightly attractions, the place is very atmospheric.
Getting there: buses to Panteleevo and Sannikovo (every 1-2 hours)

 

 

History

At the village of Shashovo (or Shashevo), now located within the city, during the development of gravel in June 1938, was found the burial of Indo-Europeans of the Fatyanovo culture, dated by the beginning of the second quarter of the 2nd millennium BC e. Three drilled axes, two flint and two bone tools, as well as the remains of a pot and a grinding stone were found in four destroyed burials with preserved human bones.

Foundation of the settlement
According to the unconfirmed legend, the settlement on the site of the future Kovrov was founded in the XII century on the banks of the Klyazma River by the Grand Duke Yuri Dolgoruky. This place was dubbed the village of Elifanovka - named after the hunter Elifan, one of the first settlers. In 1886, the legend was set forth by Kovrovsky priest A. G. Radugin in the newspaper “Vladimir Provincial Gazette”, but it was probably due to a typographical typographical error that the village was called Epifanovka. Under this distorted name, it continued to be mentioned in local history literature until the early 1990s.

 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

How to get there
By plane
The nearest international airports are located in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod. A small regional airport is located in Ivanovo.

By train
The Kovrov railway station is located on the railway connecting Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod. And also Murom - Ivanovo.

By car
The city is located north of the M7 highway. Turning off the highway in the Seninsky courtyards onto the P71 road, you will get to Kovrov. By P71 you can get to Kovrov from Ivanovo.

By bus
Regular buses from Moscow to Kovrov will start from Schelkovsky bus station (metro 3 Schelkovskaya). The city is also connected by bus with Ivanovo, Vladimir, Cheboksary.

On the ship
The city is located on the bank of the Klyazma River, which has become unnavigable due to shoaling. So on the ship to the city not to get.

Transport
The city has a trolleybus and bus lines. There are 8 trolleybus routes and many bus routes. Flights are very frequent (usually with an interval of 2-10 minutes), so you can quickly get to any point of the city. The fare is 17 rubles.

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Hotel "Visit", st. Dimitrova, 59. ☎ +7 (49232) 9-42-06. Double room: 2400 rubles (2011). Billiards. Wi-Fi
Hotel "Carpet", st. Uritsky, 14. ☎ +7 (49232) 2-12-15. Old and cheap hotel.
Hotel "Old Town", st. Abelman, 1. ☎ +7 (49232) 4-65-55, 5-32-45. Double rooms: from 2000 rubles (2011). Own restaurant. Good feedback.

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Many cafes and restaurants with varied cuisine.

Cafe "Zaryu-Paru", st. Abelman, 4. In the basement near the station. The atmosphere is gloomy, the service is unhurried, but the food is quite edible.
Cafe "Monarch", st. Fedorov, 2 (at the entrance to the city from the side of Klyazma). ☎ +7 (49232) 4-88-20. Sun – Thu 10–24, Fri and Sat 10–2. Hot dishes: from 100 rubles (2012). Cafe "Monarch" - the first thing that sees a traveler entering the city Kovrov from Klyazma. European cuisine.

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips