Ryazan' Travel Guide

  • Off The Beaten Path
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Ryazan' Things to Do

  • Trading Houses

    Trading Houses on the Lenin Square were built in 1790-1800 in traditional Russian style. After disintegration of the USSR new names have been given to main squares of the cities or previous names have been returned. However at the majority of cities (including Ryazan) the name of Lenin still present alongside with one-nominal street and prospectus....

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  • Monument to Lenin

    Like in every Russian great city or small town you may see a monument to Lenin (may be several or even many statues!). In Ryazan this monument is situated at the square in front of the Trading Houses.There are a lot of streets in Ryazan which still keep their names since the Soviet times.

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  • Monument to Evpatiy Kolovrat

    Evpatiy Kolovrat is a Russian warrior of the times of Mongol invasion, a hero of Russian epos and many literary works.He was a Ryazan grandee and a legendary bogatyr. In 1237 Evpatiy collected a team in 1700 soldiers, overtook a mongolo-tatar army and threw aggressors into confusion.The monument to Evpatiy Kolovrat by Oleg Sedov was erected in...

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  • Monument to Oleg Ryazansky

    The monument to Oleg Ryazansky, the Grand Prince of Ryazan, was erected in 2007. The author – Zurab Tsereteli.The heyday of the Ryazan principality is usually associated with Prince Oleg Ivanovich (1350-1402) who was competing with Moscow princes with varying success. Certain peculiarities of the Ryazan principality geographical location made it...

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  • Exposition «History of Russian Army»

    The exposition «History of Russian Army» is located in the House of Mob. This exposition represents the centuries-old way from body-guard troops of princes up to technically equipped army of the XX century and the role of army in turning-points of Russian history. This exposition became the original annals of great victories of the Russian weapon...

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  • Exhibition «Human and nature»

    The exhibition acquaints with specific variety of local fauna, tells about rare kinds of animals, helps find out reasons of reduction for their population.It tells about feature of seasonal changes of local nature.Price for a ticket to all four expositions is 150 rubles ($5). Price for permission of taking photos and videos is 50 rubles ($1,8) for...

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  • Exposition According to forefathers...

    The exposition shows life and holidays of Russian people who lived in the Ryazan area many years ago. This is the most colorful exposition of the museum reflecting modern achievements of museum art. It represents material and spiritual ethnic culture of the Central Russia from the XVIth century till the beginning of the XXth century.Price for a...

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  • Exposition «From Old Rus’ to Russia

    The new exposition «From Rus’ to Russia» is opened in the memorial estate located on the territory of the Kremlin. You will find it in the Prince Oleg's Palace. The idea of statehood, territorial, political and cultural unity of Russia lays in its basis.The exposition represents history of Russian cities from early Middle Ages up to the XX-th...

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  • Church of the Transfiguration in Yar

    The Church of the (in Russian - Spas) Transfiguration in Yar is located on the quay of the Trubezh River near to the Kremlin. It was built in 1695 by I.Verderevsky.The high steep bank (in Russian – yar) on which the Church was constructed gave it the second name – Spas in Yar.

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  • Nobility Hotel

    The Nobility Hotel is a monument of civil architecture of the XVII-XIX centuries.The House consists of two constructed at different time constructions of the XVIII-XIX centuries which were connected by church in the name of John Theolog. Until recently the building was inhabited.The future writer K.Simonov lived there with parents.

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  • Cathedral of the Transfiguration

    The Cathedral of the Transfiguration (Spaso-Preobraghensky) was constructed in the XVII-XVIII centuries on money of the Ryazan merchant M.Nemchinov. Its windows are decorated by white-stone plat-bands of the «Narishkin» style.The Cathedral is decorated by a belt with highly artistic colorful tiles.There is a painting of the end of the XIX century...

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  • Savior Monastery Walls and Towers

    The territory of the former Spassky (Savior) monastery is located to the south from the Assumption Cathedral.It is the most ancient monastery in the city known since the XV century. Walls and Towers surrounding it were built in the middle of the XVIII century.A lost fragment of a wall from the east side and two towers are restored now.Lodges...

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Ryazan' Hotels

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  • Congress Hotel Forum

    Very pleasant. We arrived late, tired and hungry and were fed without problem. The restaurant is...

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  • Lovech Hotel

    Dimitrov Square 4, Ryazan, 390013, Russia

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Aragon Hotel

    Kudriavtsev street 25, Ryazan, 390000, Russia

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

Ryazan' Restaurants

  • Bavarian-Russian cousine

    If you stay in “Konushenny Dvor” Hotel you will be able to visit a restaurant, truly Bavarian and Russian with open fires, picturesque views of the pond and live music.You will find traditional dishes on their menu, lovely prepared from local ingredients by master chefs.The aroma of succulent meat, grilling on the open fire will prepare you for a...

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  • Russian cuisine

    Café Izbushka means a little peasant house. You can take a meal in Russian style just close to the Kremlin in a park which is near to the entrance. Russian cuisine derives its rich and varied character from the vast and multi-cultural expanse of Russia. Soups and stews full of flavor are centered on seasonal or storable produce, fish, and...

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  • We have absolutely no time to taste...

    We were hurring to meet our friends on the way to Kasimov. So, we left city early in the morning with a hope to try local restaurants next time.

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Ryazan' Transportation

  • How to get to Ryazan from Moscow

    Ryazan is located about 200 kilometers south-east of Moscow.You can get it by train, by bus and by car.From the Kazan Railway tation by train or an electric train (about 4 hours in a way).From the Vykhino Central Bus station by bus from 7.25 till 20.00 (5 hours in a way). By car M5 Moscow-Chelyabinsk (3 hours without traffic jams and 4-5 hours with...

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  • Silver Ring of Russia

    Traditionally I travel by car with my family and friends every May. This year (2003) our trip was along so-called Silver Ring of Russia. It lays to the south from well-known Golden Ring rout. Many points of the rout you can find at my VT pages: Kolomna , Konstantinovo, Ryazan, Kasimov , Gus-Zheleznyy, Murom, Vladimir, Suzdal, Kolchugino,...

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  • Train

    Take a train from Kazansky Railway Station in Moscow. There are two types of trains - "firmenny" called Express-Ryazan, which goes twice a day and "electrichka", which is a more simple version, thus more cheaper and less comfortable :)))The time of travelling by "firmenny" train is 2,5 hrs. Ticket price for the 1st calss car is about 3 eur.There...

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Ryazan' Shopping

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    by Lalique Updated Nov 20, 2002

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    Souvenirs are best to buy in "Staryi perekrestok" (old crossroad), where you can get hand crafts, painintgs, local gifts. Address - intersection of Astrakhanskaya str. and Svobody str., town center).
    Local shopping mall "Bars" (panther) is good as well (1 stop from the railway stations) and a shop called "Ryazanskyi Souvenir" (Kol'tsova str, near Lenin sq.)

    What to buy: Among other - ceramics of Skopino, Mikhailovskoe laces, local vodka called Shatskaya....

    What to pay: Cheap :)))

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Ryazan' Local Customs

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    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Nov 2, 2010

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    You will see these elegant horses at the entrance into the Ryazan Kremlin. You may ride a horse (don’t know how much it cost). I saw children riding along the park and they were so happy … What a pleasant walk! I thought pity I wasn’t a boy at that moment…

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Ryazan' Warnings and Dangers

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    by Lalique Written Nov 20, 2002

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    Very few places (literaly one, max two) in town accept credit cards for payment, so bring cash with you.
    In urgent cases you can cash you cards (Visa, Master) in Sberbank branches only (one of them is on Pochtovaya str., center of the town)

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Ryazan' Off The Beaten Path

  • WWII Memorial

    This is the Skorbiashinsky (Grief) Memorial in memory of victims of the World War II . Well-known people are buried here: honorable city dwellers, participants of the Second World War, Heroes of the Soviet Union and also those who has brought the significant contribution to development of region, sciences and arts.

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  • Modern Chapel

    I've seen this modern Chapel in the park close to the Kremlin. It was erected in 1995 in honor of the 900th anniversary of Ryazan. Architects I. Senchenko and V.Sitikh. Here I’ve learnt that Ryazan is 915 years old! You can watch my high resolution photo of Ryazan on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 54° 38' 0.57" N 39° 44'...

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  • Church of Elijah

    The old building of the Church of Elijah was kept till the end of the XVIIth century, and because of decay it was broken.Instead of it the new stone church was built in 1699.63 years Later the chapel in the name of Saint George was arranged in the Church.In 1806 two more chapels were added. One- in honor of John the Apostle and another in the name...

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Ryazan' Sports & Outdoors

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    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Oct 30, 2010

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    We went to Ryazan because of a big dog-show which was held there in the end of August.
    We took our three dogs Aurum Aglis Vinika, Zarina fom Irin Hof and Zharden fom Irin Hof.
    We exposed Vinika in the Veteran class (she was almost 9 years old at that moment). Vinika won her class! It was her last dog-show…
    Zarina fom Irin Hof was the fourth in a large working dog class ring.

    You can watch my 7 min 38 sec HD Video Ryazan German Shepherds dog-show
    and my 2 min 46 sec HD Video Ryazan German Shepherds dog-show Aurum Aglis Vinika out of my Youtube channel.

    Zarina and Vinika - German Shepherds Dog-show

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Ryazan' Favorites

  • Modern Ryazan

    Ryazan is a city in the Central Federal District of Russia and the administrative center of Ryazan Oblast.The Ryazan region is a part of the Central European territory of Russia, which borders with the Moscow, Tula, Vladimir, Tambov and Lipetsk regions. The main waterway is the Oka River which divides the territory into two parts: the coniferous...

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  • State Historical and Architectural...

    The Ryazan Historical and Architectural Museum Reserve starts from 1884. At that moment the Historical Archaeological Museum of the Ryazan Scientific Archives Commission was organized.Since 1922 the Museum is located on the site of the Ryazan Kremlin, the most ancient place, the “heart” of modern Ryazan. The Ryazan Museum has been saving all the...

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  • Old Ryazan

    Ryazan was the first Russian city to be sacked by the Mongol horde of Batu Khan.It was thoroughly devastated and never fully recovered. As result of the sack, the seat of the principality was moved about 55 km to the town of Pereslavl-Ryazansky, which subsequently took the name of the destroyed capital.The site of the old capital now carries the...

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