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    The palace of the archibishop of Suzdal

    by globetrott Updated May 24, 2008

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    Inside of the palace of the archibishop you will able to see only a large hall with the throne of the archibishop and a large table where obviously the higher officials had their meetings. There are also 2 large ornate tile-ovens in that hall and various icons and other exhibits are on display there. For photography you will need to have the general permit of photography for the city of Suzdal.

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    Take a closer look at the chandelier

    by globetrott Updated May 23, 2008

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    inside Sobor Roschdestwa Bogorodizy
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    Take a closer look at this ornate chandelier of Sobor Roschdestwa Bogorodizy / Mariä - Geburts - Kathedrale: in the centre of it there are 2 angles standing, one is below in the centre and the other one is standing on top. When you click on my other photographs you will seen them a bit better and on my last photograph you will also see a glass-bowl that has a small-scale-model of a church inside.
    b.t.w. nobody cares, when you are using your flash inside that church, as long as you can show your licence of "Photo & Video" and your only way to take a picture of that angle will be by using your flash, otherwise it will be "swallowed" by the bright light of the electrified candles.

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    The wooden church of Glotowo

    by globetrott Updated May 23, 2008

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    In 1960 the wooden church of Glotowo, a small village closeby Suzdal was rebuilt inside the area of the old Kremlin of Suzdal, close to the cathedral and nowadays you might get the feeling, it was standing there lots of centuries already.
    Unfortunately you cannot enter that church, it was also under reconstruction while I had been there in may 2008.

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    the wooden church

    by globetrott Updated May 23, 2008

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    There are 2 wooden churches in the open-airmuseum of wooden buildings and the one on my photograph is the only one where you will be able to step inside in order to see its interior. It is quite simple in comparison to the ornate stone-churches in Russia, but still it looks great and interesting, although all of these exhibits are obviously just cheap replicas, maybe the originals had been taken into museums.

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    the giant waterwheel & 2 windmills

    by globetrott Updated May 23, 2008

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    The giant waterwheel and the 2 windmills are interesting exhibits of the museum of wooden houses. You cannot enter the windmills, but at the water-wheel you will see how it was working with a giant waterwheel , where people had to walk inside in order to get the water out of the well.
    At this waterwheel there is a short performance of traditional russian folk-music by 2 musicians from time to time, 2 nice songs by a great female voice, accompanied by the old russian instrument. CDs are sold there as well as donations are welcome !

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    The museum of wooden houses

    by globetrott Updated May 23, 2008

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    The museum of wooden  houses in Suzdal
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    The museum of wooden houses was built already at Soviet-times and there are several houses, 2 windmills and a large house with a water-wheel, 2 wooden churches and some more buildings that were re-built there, after they had been taken apart in other parts of the country.
    The museum looks great already from outside, the wooden church is next to the entrance-gate and you will see most of it already through the fence.

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    old market square

    by Juhlemann Written Jun 27, 2007

    The main square is a remarkably well preserved cobbled area with a merchants' arcade to one side. Most of these were ripped out and replaced with concrete and new buildings in Russia, but this is right out of an old etching. The souvenirs here are the same as you see all over, but the prices are better than in Moscow or St. Petersburg.

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    Wooden Architecture museum

    by Juhlemann Updated Jun 27, 2007

    This is located south of the Kremlin across the river. Several houses and two log churches are set up, with furnishings, in a mock village, and makes for an interesting and attractive ensemble. In the summer folk musicians playing gusli and other traditional instruments, set up here.

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    amazing buildings in an amazing setting

    by Juhlemann Updated Jun 25, 2007
    St. Eufemius monastery
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    Just wandering around this place can take several days. There is always the mead hall when you get thirsty (see entry) and there are 30 churches, 4 fortified monasteries and a kremlin with several museums to keep you busy. The largest monastery is the St. Eufemius (there are several spellings) which has museums and a large church in which concerts of Orthodox church music are given several times a day. There is also complex carillon ringing.
    The museum of wooden architecture has several houses and two wooden churches. folk musicians sometimes set up there.

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    Convent of the Intercession

    by Irinna Updated Apr 3, 2007

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    This convent was the aim of our trip.
    It’s located apart from main excursion routs around Suzdal’, but it’s one of the most interesting places here. And by the way - it's one of Suzdal’s ensembles from UNESCO World Heritage List!
    The monastery was found in XIY cent. as a fortress at the beginning (or at the end) of Stromynka – the road going to Moscow.
    The history of the monastery is really sad – since XVI cent. it was known as a place where tzarines and other noble women were banished. Most of those women are buried here, in the Cathedral of the Intercession, which was found by Russian tzar Vassiliy III when he after 20-years marriage forced his childless wife Solomonia Saburova to became a nun in this monastery.
    In the 20th of XX cent. the monastery was closed. For many years here was a research institute, then - a hotel and a museum. Five years ago the monastery was opened again.

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    Try "medovukha"

    by angelochka Written Mar 6, 2007

    If you ever find yourself in Suzdal you couldnt miss "medovukha"-traditional honey based russian alcoholic beverage known since pagan times. It's not as strong as vodka and has a very pleasant taste, it can be more or less sweet. One of the best known plants producing this drink is located exactly in Suzdal'. Please enjoy:)) It's said that unfortunately in the 17th century the increasing popularity of vodka eclipsed the former fame of Medovukha. But recently it became again very popular, mostly because Medovukha is made EXCLUSIVELY ON THE BASIS OF NATURAL INGREDIENTS AND MAINLY ON THE BASIS OF HONEY

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    Cupolas...

    by Pablos_new Updated Jan 29, 2007

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    "Those who paint us, paint us as red on the gray.
    Colours like colours, but I talk of different to you.
    If I could do it, I will paint you
    where green trees are, and tinsel gold on blue."
    Boris Grebenschikov. Gold on Blue.

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    Blue onion domed church

    by yumyum Written Mar 28, 2006

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    I hope I find its name one day. Anyway, this church has unfortunately been closed for years and years although it's a main attraction. When I was there the second time the door was open and I took a glimps of its splendor from way outside and got yelled at and told off as if it was my fault that the door was open.

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    Open air museum

    by yumyum Written Mar 28, 2006

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    This is an interesting museum where you can enter the houses and see how people used to live in the countryside. One house shows the life of a poorer family and one of a rich family. There are obvious differences. There is also a picnic place and a small playground for kids as well as a wooden church.

    There is an entry fee and a fee to take photos. But the photo permit is then valid all over Suzdal on that day.

    The only toilet there is behind one of the wooden house in a little outhouse ie the hole in the ground variety with no toilet paper and water to wash your hands. So come prepared.

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    Have a walk around

    by yumyum Written Mar 28, 2006

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    It's very pleasant to walk around this quiet town. There are not only churches here but also a lot of interesting traditional wooden houses.

    If you need a toilet there is a very nice clean one in the back of the Kremlin underneath the museum. It seems to be the only public one around.

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