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.
Cathedral, st. Volodarsky (Klyazma coast).
Church of John the Warrior.
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
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
Getting there: buses to Panteleevo and Sannikovo
(every 1-2 hours)
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.
How to get there
The nearest international
airports are located in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod. A small regional
airport is located in Ivanovo.
The Kovrov railway
station is located on the railway connecting Moscow and Nizhny
Novgorod. And also Murom - Ivanovo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Old Town", st. Abelman, 1. ☎ +7 (49232) 4-65-55, 5-32-45. Double
rooms: from 2000 rubles (2011). Own restaurant. Good feedback.
Many cafes and restaurants with varied cuisine.
"Zaryu-Paru", st. Abelman, 4. In the basement near the station. The
atmosphere is gloomy, the service is unhurried, but the food is
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.