Dmitrov Travel Guide

  • Dmitrov - Monastery of Kirill and Gleb
    Dmitrov - Monastery of Kirill and Gleb
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    Dmitrov - Cathedral
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    Dmitrov - Central street
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Dmitrov Things to Do

  • St.Cyril and St.Methodius monument

    St.Cyril and St.Methodius monument is another masterpiece by Alexander Rukavishnikov. It’s located at the Historic Square in the Dmitrov Kremlin.

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  • Elizabeth Cathedral

    The brick Elizabeth Cathedral was constructed in 1897-1898 with support of E.S.Ljamina as a house temple at the prison. It's the good sample of pseudo-Russian style, having the tent construction with a belfry. It was closed in 1925, and reopened in 1993.When I was there it just opened after renovation.

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  • Assumption Cathedral Interiors

    Inside of the Assumption Cathedral there is a unique icon set featuring exquisite carvings of the late 17th century. The icons are copies of the works of Russian famous icon painters – Andrei Rublyov and Dionisi.You can watch my 3 min 24 sec HD Video Dmitrov Uspenskiy Cathedral out of my Youtube channel with Helmut Lotti - Vecherni Zvon.

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  • Assumption Cathedral

    The Assumption Cathedral is the chief landmark of the Dmitrov Kremlin. It was built in 1509–1523.An unknown architect made it so elegant and proportional that it sticks out from the row of similar buildings of that time. In its style of architecture, the cathedral is close to the Moscow Kremlin's Arkhangelski Cathedral, but is richer in Russian...

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  • Earth Wall

    The Historic Square and the Earth Wall surrounding it are the best place to begin exploring Dmitrov. The Wall was built in 12-14th centuries and is considered the unique monument of Russian defence architecture. Its preservation is in itself unique in Russia. The ramparts are around 13 meters high. You may climb it up and observe wonderful...

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  • St.Nickolas the Miracle-Maker Church

    St. Nikolay Chudotvoretz's Church (how we pronounce it in Russian) or St.Nickolas the Miracle-Maker Church (more correctly in English) is a brick church which was built in the St. Boris and Gleb’s monastery in 1685-1687 above the Sacred Gate which was built in 1672. It was closed in 1920 and occupied by habitation. It was restored in 1980th. In...

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  • “The People of the Old Dimitrov”

    You are welcome to admire sculptures in the Kropotkinskaya Street. This street has been cobbled with stones. And now it's an unusual open-air historic museum. There you can see several ancestors walking along the street. The sculpture's name is "The Nobles", but local residents insist that it's Pushkin and Natalia Goncharova (photo 1).Next you can...

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  • Alexander Nevsky’s Chapel

    This is a brick octahedral chapel with a tent dome. It is constructed in pseudo-Russian style in 1868. It was closed after the Great October Revolution, and was reopened in 1993 after renovation.

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  • Fortune Bridge

    You can see the Stone of Desires and the Fortune Bridge in the Dmitrov Kremlin. The legend tells that the horse of Yury Dolgorukiy broke its horse-shoe running on it. There is the Bridge of Happiness. Walking through two huge horse-shoes and by five small ones over the Fortune Bridge you can get some luck.

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  • House-museum of Kropotkin

    The Anarchist prince Peter Kropotkin spent his last years in Dmitrov and died in 1921. The Museum existed there until 1942. Original house of Kropotkin was dilapidated and got torn down, a project to reconstruct it was launched, and a new identical house is already built.It is located not far from the Kremlin and has a memorial plaque on the...

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  • Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki Monument

    Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki was a Christian martyr who is said to have lived in Thessaloniki in the early 4th century. During the Middle Ages, he came to be revered as one of the most important Orthodox military saints, often paired with Saint George. His feast day is 26 October for Christians following the Gregorian calendar and 8 November for...

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  • Holy Spirit Chapel

    This is a modern brick chapel built in 2004 in pseudo-Russian style in the St. Boris and Gleb’s monastery as a monument to the 850th anniversary of Dmitrov.

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  • Cathedral of Sts Boris and Gleb

    The centre of monastery's architectural ensemble is the Cathedral of Sts Boris and Gleb. A west porch and a three floor hip bell tower with a clock were added to it in the middle of 18th century. The Cathedral was built before 1537.You can watch my 5 min 48 sec HD Video Dmitrov Borisoglebskiy Monastery Part V out of my Youtube channel with Zhanna...

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  • Sts. Boris and Gleb’s Monastery

    It was founded in the last half of the 15th century. A stone cross with a sign "1462" that was found on the territory of the monastery in 1841 submits this supposition. The monastery surrounded by the brick wall 4 meters high with four round towers built in 1685 - 1689. A museum of Dmitrov was placed here in 1926. It helped to protect the monastery...

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  • Monument to Sts. Boris and Gleb

    The statue of Sts. Boris and Gleb in Dmitrov is said to be the only double equestrian statue in the world. It was created by Alexander Rukavishnikov. Boris and Gleb are Christian names David and Roman, who were the first saints canonized in Kievan Rus' after the Christianization of the country.According to the two 11th century Lives of Boris and...

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  • Dmitrov Museum and Exhibition Hall

    The third building of the museum and Exhibition Hall located several hundred meters from the Kremlin.The Dmitrov Museum contains one of the Moscow region's wealthiest departments of archaeology and medieval history.«Dmitrov land: since the old times to 18th century». You will meet with old history of Dmitrov, see armour, weapons of Russian...

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  • Museum "Dmitrov Kremlin"

    It is the nature-reserve museum "Dmitrov Kremlin" now. It consists of three departments: the department of History and Art, which is famous for the unique collections of works decorative and applied art of the XVI-XIX centuries; Historical and Military Museum where you can see the Battle Diorama, it is the only one in Moscow Region; the museum and...

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  • Dmitrov's Kremlin

    When passing the ramparts through the Nikolskie gate you enter the Kremlin. Its most remarkable edifice is the Assumption Cathedral. You can also see the Ascension Church, the monument to Kirill and Mefodiy, the buildings of the Museum, the pond with the bridge of fortune, wooden houses etc. In the 1930s, the Kremlin was excavated by Soviet...

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  • Nikolskie gate

    There were two Towers with entrances led through the Ground Wall into the Kremlin. Now you can come there through the two passages and through the modern Nikolskie gate which is the copy of ancient one. It burnt some years ago but was successfully recovered.Dmitrov was one of the fortress town of Vladimir Souzdal Land.In the 13th century the town...

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  • Yuri Dolgoruki Monument

    Prince Yuri Dolgoruki ("Yuri the Long-arm") was the founder Of Moscow and Dmitrov. His son Vsevolod III Yuryevich, or Vsevolod the Big Nest was the Grand Prince of Vladimir. Yuri Dolgoruki gave the name of the city in honor of the Saint of his sun - 'Dimitri of Saloniki'. You can see the monument to the founder of the city Yuri Dolgoruki at the...

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  • So-called Kremlin

    Each Russian town has its own Kremlin - fortress with walls and towers. In Dmitrov walls was removed in XVIII-XIX c. as of no need. But to be a "real town" local people still call the place where fortress was many years ago - Dmitrov's Kremlin.Now there are only barrage ground walls and some nice churches over there.This foto is already obsolete -...

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Dmitrov Restaurants

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    You can taste delicious traditional Russian meal - stewed meat with potatoes in a pot with rye bread (photo 1) in the Café “Modern” (photo 2) which is the nearest to the Kremlin. You will have a wonderful view at the Kremlin, Ground Wall and sculptural composition of Old Dmitrov’s people (photos 3-5).

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Dmitrov Transportation

  • How to get to Dmitrov by train

    Dmitrov is a town in Moscow Oblast, located 65 kilometers to the north of Moscow. It is located on the Yakhroma River and the Moscow Canal, which connects the Russian capital with the Volga River. Dmitrov is a railroad junction of the Moscow Savyolovsky branch and the Dmitrov–Alexandrov branch. The railroad provides an efficient service to Moscow....

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  • Easy

    AROUND: more than easy - by feet, Dmitrov is small and all interesting things are around the centerTO: - you can go by car (as I did :))), very quick, if there is no traffic jams- by TRAIN - take elektrichka from Savelovsky Railway Station in Moscow (metro stop Savelovskaya) to Dmitrov, should take about 1,5 -2 hrs max.

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  • Getting there: Railway

    Dmitrov lies exactly (well, almost exactly) in the middle of the railway that links Moscow, the capital, with Dubna, my home town. So the easiest option is to take the train. Besides stops made by our Moscow-DubnaExpress train you can also take a simple commuter train. This will come out much cheaper and there are more connections, though it has...

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Dmitrov Local Customs

  • Dmitrov Cossacks

    During old times when borders of Russia were near to Dmitrov, there was a Cossack's military unit (a hundred Cossacks) in a frontier post.Ten years ago in 1999 a new Cossack organization was established on the territory of the Dmitrov region.It is included into the state register of the Cossack societies of Russia in structure of Moscow Regional...

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  • Saint Demetrius Monument inauguration

    The Saint Demetrius Monument inauguration took place during celebrating the Day of Dmitry Solunsky who is the Saint patron of Dmitrov and the Dmitrov Cossack society. And I was lucky to see it with my own eyes. The liturgy was served in the Assumption Cathedral. Then the religious procession passed up to the square at the railway station where the...

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Dmitrov Off The Beaten Path

  • Lenin Monument

    Like in every Russian great city or small town you may see a Lenin monument (may be several or even many of them!). In Dmitrov this monument is situated at the square in front of the monument of Yury Dolgoruky.There are a lot of streets in Dmitrov which kept their names since soviet times: Bolshevistskaya street, Komsomolskaya, Kalinina, etc.You...

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  • Leisure Center

    The Leisure Center is another obligatory feature of almost all Russian towns since Soviet times. Such buildings usually really look like palaces in classic Greek style with Parthenon portics. Dmitrov, Zagorskaya street, 64. You may watch my high resolution photo of Dmitrov on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 56° 21' 42.40" N...

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  • Monument to victims in war conflicts

    I witnessed an inauguration of another monument that very day (8th of November 2008 – it was the Dmitrov Day and the feast day of Dmitry Solunsky). This monument is devoted to people who died and were killed in conflicts of the second half of the 20th century and in the beginning of the 21th century (Afganistan, Chechnia etc).

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  • Dmitrov Historical background

    Dmitrov is among the oldest and most beautiful towns near Moscow. It is only 7 years elder than Moscow and was founded in 1154 by famous Yuriy Dolgorukiy who was also a founder of Moscow. Dmitrov was built deep in the woods at the site where the son of Yuriy Dolgorukiy Vsevolod was born. Its name is explained by the fact that Vsevolod's patron...

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  • Dmitrov in winter

    Dmitrov is nice in all seasons. This photo was taken at Russian Christmas on 7th of January 2004. It was -22'C !!! Though it was nice to walk and see the town.

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  • Very Old and Very Modern

    Dmitrov is very old (only few years junior than Moscow) and the most modern of all small towns of Moscow Region.Governor of Moscow Region made Dmitrov his residence, so, it could be called now - capital of Moscow Region. (Due to its big size, two major cities - Moscow and St.Peterburg - has their own representatives in the federation counsil, so,...

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