The palace dated back to 1480 and was built under prince Andrei the Big of Uglich, the son of Vasily the Blind. It is one of the few medieval Russian palaces that survived. Dmitri lived here from 1584 until 1591. Dmitri was the last son of Ivan the Terrible. He was killed on 15th May 1591. Today the palace is a small museum well worth visiting.more
This beautiful building is just to the right of the Uspenskaya hotel on the next block. It’s construction started in 1892 and was finished in the beginning of the 20th century. The Yevreinov family were patriots and added a lot to the city. In this building they had furnished rooms upstairs and shops downstairs. And adjoining to the right of this...more
Today there is Hotel Uspenskaya with shops underneath. It always was an old style shopping center ie gostinny dvor. It is older than 1860 because then it became a new façade. There are several such shopping rows in Uglich. This one is just across the square from the kremlin area. In the background you see the Epiphany cathedral.more
This beautiful wooden house is just outside the kremlin area to the right. Later in the morning there were souvenir stalls in front of it. The building dated back to the second half of the 19th century. It was first a library which opened on 27th July 1897. Later it housed a tourist office and living quarters. Today it’s a museum about the town...more
The Cathedral of the Transfiguration was built in 1713 and it's the largest structure in the Cremlin area. Its peculiarity is that it combines the best traditions of the ancient Russian architecture and some new methods of building. The Cathedral has many chambers attached (like the Chapel, for instance), and some interesting icons and frescoes....more
The Belfry of Saviour -Transfiguration was built in 1730. It's the highest structure in Uglich and it was erected by the side of the Cathedral of the Resurrection. It's a simple yellow and white building which - apparently - is possible to climb; I say apparently because when I visited, it did not seem possible to do so. The structure is topped by...more
The Church of St. Demetrius of the Spilled Blood is the most beautiful building in Uglich, and the most historical, too. Demetrius means Dmitry, and this church was built on the site where the 9 year-old Tsarevich Dmitry, Ivan the Terrible's son, was assassinated. The building is painted in red to remind people of the blood spilled in this place. A...more
The palace of Tsarevich Dmitry, Ivan the Terrible's son, is the oldest building in Uglich. It's an interesting brick building with simple but beautiful decorations, cubic in shape and overlapped with a crossed vault. In the past the palace was included in the ensemble of prince's residence, which consisted of separated buildings connected with...more
Entering the kremlin and crossing the old moat, you approach this church was added to the complex in 1713, one year before Peter the Great forbid stone buildings anywhere but in St Petersburg. This green domed cathedral is still an active place of Orthodox worship.more
We reached Uglich by river boat on the Volga river, as we were taking a river cruise from Moscow to Saint Petersburg. It was comfortable and scenic, to say the least. roaming around town we saw a tiny bus station - so I guess it's possibly to get there by public transportation. I believe, however, that coming from Moscow you'll have to swap bus somewhere.
A provincial store frequented by local people with all the usual Russian foods available. Uglich has many local products, one of which is a wonderful cheese. When we disembarked from our cruise ship our Uglich tour guide told us the name of the cheese. Unfortunately, I cannot recall it's name. However, I was successful in going to the small store...more
The forest and woods around Uglich are very rich - there's a true abundance of "natural" products to be found: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries... all sorts of berries you might want to have. There's plenty of edible mushrooms, too. If you don't have time to go and look for them yourself, you should buy some at the local market. They're very cheap, healthy and yummy. A real taste of wild Russia.
Address: in the main square, next to the hotel
The entire path lading to the Cremlin from where boats dock is a massive tourist trap. Musicans, women selling flowers, zillions of souvenir stalls... money, money, money! Of course what you can buy is cheap - and of really poor quality.
Fun Alternatives: Try to find the few original items on sale: old postards and coins.
What's the library of Russian vodka? For sure you won't fid books to read here - only vodka bottles from all over Russia (more than 800) and machinery used for making it.
Everything is labelled in Russian but the visit is quite enjoyable, anyway. There's an entry fee of 50 rubles, and after the visit you're invated to a tasting session - how many shots of vodka you can drink is really up to you, there's no official limit.
Address: ul Bergolts 9
Walk straight from where the boats dock - the museum is in a white building on your left
Uglich, population 35,000. It's a simple town where time seems to stand still. There's a handful of beautiful and historical churches where the old cremlin walls once were, and plenty of little wooden cabins which have known better days. It's located on the River Volga and it's very ancient, having been founded in 1148. it's the place where the...more
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