Tourcentre GTK Rizalit Hotel
7 ulitsa Korovniki, Suzdal, 601293, Russia
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bottled water no gas?
I am just wondering the probability of aquiring bottled water in Suzdal that contains no gas meaning not carbonated? I am due to be there for an armwrestling meet in November. Thanks
Re: bottled water no gas?
Suzdal is my favourite place to visit.
Usually there is no problem with pure bottled water.
You can buy it in any grocery store. You should by only well known Russians water brands like - "Saint Springs" or "Shishkin Forest". Small local suppliers could have low quality.
Frankly speaking pure water is not the most popular drink in Suzdal' (LOL!), as it is a tourist place used for weekend trips. Suzdal is very small town. So, big number of athletes arrived at once could make shortage of this kind of goods. In this case big city of Vladimir with many supermarkets is just 15..20 min by car from Suzdal :-)
Have a good time in Suzdal'
Re: Re: bottled water no gas?
We both were incorrect in translating Russian brands into english.
First is "Saint Spring" (I was closer ;))) see russian and english labels here:
Second was "Cone Forest" see russian and english labels here:
Re: Re: bottled water no gas?
May be Spring is a surname of that Saint ;))))))
Re: Re: bottled water no gas?
Thanks for the information . This is just what I needed . I look forward to checking out the sights and everything Suzdal has to offer maybe a little before the competition and certainly afterwards before returning to Moscow. I had been to Moscow before and Vladikavkaz but all the water in Vladikavkaz was gas only so we had to drink Vodka some of the time :)
Of course it was after the competition. The Slovakians had a couple young people that had a little extra recovery time needed but the rest of us made it flawlessly. I live in Florida but I fit in because I am decendant from somewhere around St. Petersburg Russia. This year it will be a great championship and as usual everyone will be trying to match up with the Russian contingent and the mighty Ukranians :) not to mention quite a few other countries but they have evolved quite well. Thanks again I will be looking for those brands in particular that you both mentioned and as soon as I arrive I will make the market run ;^)
Travel Tips for Suzdal'
visit the cathedral of the...
visit the cathedral of the Nativity.
The cathedral is a rare monument of Vladimir-Suzdal white stone architecture of the pre-mongol period. It was built in 1222-1225 on the site of the Asumption cathedral built by Vladimir Monomakh at the end of the 11th - beginning of the 12th centuries which had collapsed. The one-domed Asumption cathedral was built in plinth. The new 13th century cathedral was built in lime stone, but the old plinth from the previous one was used in the masonry inside. This technique distinguishes it from the other monuments of Vladimir-Suzdal architecture. The facades and portals of this 3-domed cathedral were decorated with the white stone carvings. After the fire of 1445 the upper part of the cathedral was rebuilt in brick. The 3 domes were replaced by 5 domes.
Suzdal is just 3 hours of driving from Moscow. I love to make short week-end trips to Suzdal with my friends. Clean environment, great landscaped and plenty of good restaurants. What else do you need?
visit The Archbishops'...
visit The Archbishops' Chambers.
The architectural ensemble of the Archbishops' Chambers had been created within several centuries. The first brick chambers of Suzdal bishops appeared in the 15th century not far from the Nativity cathedral. In 1635 a monumental octahedron bell tower with a huge massive tent and chime clock emerged in front of the cathedral There was a home church of the bishop in the middle tier of the tower. But the most important alteration which changed the appearance of the archbishop's residence took place in the time of Metropolitan Illarion (1682-1707). The archbishop's chambers is a rather complicated group of buildings dating back to different periods of time. It combines the features of old russian civil architecture with regularity of the royal chambers of the new time. The northern block was built anew, the cross chamber - the reception hall of archbishops, the center of the ensemble - was created. The festive staircase and a spacious seni (lobby) leads to the cross chamber. The northern block is connected to the earlier buildings. The Annunciation church restored according to the 16th century is one of them. It has an 8-sloped roof, one dome, a refectory and a porch with galleries. The same kind of a porch decorates the entrance on the side of the bell tower. The bell tower is connected to the archbishop's chambers by the gallery restored by specialists. Porches, galleries and other details unite the buildings making a whole ensemble complete. The Archbishop's Palace houses a number of expositions. One of them is devoted to Suzdal's history, another highlights a collection of ancient Russian icons. The oldest among them is Maximov's Mother of God dating back to 1299. The 13th-century Cathedral of the Nativity. Its Golden Gates is a genuine masterpiece of early Russian art.
It's a mead town
Suzdal is not a beer or vodka town, but a mead town. Mead has a long history in Russia, and in Suzdal a small company produces it for the local market. You can buy bottles of it but there is also a "tap room" on the main drag (in the back of the building) that will mix it with 9 different spice and herb mixtures. The mead is very sweet and soft, but not cloying. Some of the spice mixtures are a lot of fun, too.
The river Kamenka
The river Kamenka makes a natural bend around the place, where the old Kremlin of Suzdal was built back in the 10th century. So the town was rather safe from 3 sides and only from quite a small area the enemies could approach easily and without needing to cross the water first. (that side is where the merchant-arcades are still to be seen). Also some of the other monasteries outside of the Kremlin-walls were built next to the river Kamenka.
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