Yaroslavl, founded in 1010, has a very different feel to it compared to the likes of Sergiev Posad and Suzdal. Of course there are further fine examples of orthodox architecture and a Kremlin, but its location on the Volga River brings you in contact with this world famous river. The well laid out river gardens and charming old city centre enhance your visit. Those with an interest in technology will find the connection with the first female cosmonaut of interest.

Expanded written information on the city.
Yaroslavl Food

The mighty Volga River
'Valentina Tereshkova' (first female in space) planetarium. She is a local resident and was involved with politics.
As usual with many Russian cities a splendid theatre. Volkov Theatre Claims to be the first professional theatre in Russia Beautiful riverside gardens and more Church architecture for those that desire
Street scene with park and statue of local dignitary from early Soviet times


Mosaic portraying the founding of the town by
'Yaroslavl the Wise'.