Inside of the Kremlin and next to the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery you will find this interesting village of small-scale wooden houses built in the traditional russian architecture. I have no idea what is the idea behind of it, but these lovely houses are really nice to look at ! There is also a museum inside these Kremlin-walls, see its entrance in my last photograph !
For many centuries the river Wolga was very important for the city of Yaroslavl, that had been one of the most important ports in Russia, before the one in St. Petersburg was built. You will find great boulevards along the river and at some places you will also see such pavillons, built at the end of the 19th century.
The one in my main photograph was next to our ship and from there you can walk on that boulevard to the city, far away from the main trafic and always with a great view of the river Wolga.
Il'insko-Tikhonovskaya Church looks more like a greek temple than like a russian orthodox church, but it was built in the beginning of the 19th century at exactely the same place, as the oldest church of Yaroslavl was built back in the 11th century. Il'insko-Tikhonovskaya Church will still need a lot of restauration, but when you have enough time to take a closer look you will see some great frescos like in my photos 3-5.
The local tourguide simply passed by this church without mentioning it at all, the building seems to be used just a store by local museums.
There are lots of great churches in Yaroslavl and besides of the ornate Church of the Prophet Elias, the Church of Nikola Nadein might be interesting for you as well, I saw a photo of its great interior in the page of Andrej (VT-member bugulma) and have no idea, why this great church was not on our itinerary in the guided city-tour. Maybe it is simply more easy to enter there as a single tourist and not with a large group of tourists...
Lots of churches will be found next to the rivers !
The eternal flame for WW II-victims is also part of the official tour through Yaroslavl and you will find it inside a large park in the area, where the small river Kotorosl is flowing into the mighty Wolga-river. In Russia you will find such monuments in almost any city and always they are well-kept and decorated with fresh flowers.
The Feodor Volkov Regional Drama Theatre is a very important theatre because it is the first professional theatre that was founded in Russia. This was in the year 1750, although the building that you see dates back to only 1911.
The man behind all this was Fyodor Volkov, an outstanding actor, artist, poet and dramatist. Today the The Yaroslavl Theatre is regarded as one of the best provincial theatres of the country. Look above the four-pillar portico: the sculptures that you see represent the muses.
The mansion - which belonged to the wealthy family of Sorokini from Yaroslavl’ - was designed according to the rules that governed architecture during the time of the late Classicism. The facade is decorated with keystones, lion masks over the ground floor windows, beautifully arched niches, together with garlands and medallions covering the upper floor wall. The central part of the building is terminated in high attic with richly decorated cornice. The iron was made in the middle of the nineteenth century. A fence with the iron gate (and the gate itself, too) was reconstructed in the 1890's. The building is remarkable because it underwent no major alterations whatsoever.
The Diocesan School is one of the examples of the Classicism style in Yaroslavl’. And one of many examples of yellow Classicist buildings in Russia :)))
Massive, featuring numerous arches, the ground floor may offer little purely architectural delight, though its symmetry and adherence to the rules of the Classicist style is admirable. The first floor is more attractive. Pillars and porticoes - these elements that no Classicist building can do without - with attics at the top add splendour and solemnity to the building. Attics are decorated by elegant stucco moulding.
When visiting the building that housed the local Consistory, look first of all for the real Baroque decoration on the facades, which rather tend to stand out on the background of dark-red wall, being of lighter colour themselves. Pilasters of Corinthian order, high arch windows, nice eaves with baroque parapet, rich stucco moulding fully succeed in making the building look very important.