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Audio tourAleksandrov. Walking from Railway Station

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    The city of Alexandrov is the administrative center of the Aleksandrovsky district of the Vladimir region. It is located a hundred and ten kilometers to the north-east of Moscow.

    There are many versions of the origin of the cities name, but the most credible one is that the city sprang up on the site where Alexander Nevsky's squad usually stood when he visited his father Yaroslav, who reigned in the neighboring Pereyaslavl-Zalessky.

    But the main turn in the city history occurred in the middle of the 16th century, when Alexandrovskaya Sloboda, sloboda meaning “settlement”. (also known as the Alexandrovsky Kremlin) for seventeen years has become the main residence of tsar Ivan the Terrible and, without exaggeration, was the actual capital of Russia. All state affairs were solved here, and Moscow became a giant secondary city. The dismal oprichnina (a state policy implemented by Tsar Ivan the Terrible) was born in the Alexandrovskaya village, and in the late 17th century Peter the Great held exercises here laying foundation of the Russian regular army.

    In the middle of the 20th century Alexandrov was given a sad name "Capital of the 101st kilometer". Many public persons, objectionable to the Soviet power, were exiled here. Poetess Marina Tsvetaeva lived for some time in Alexandrov.

    The main attraction of the city is the Museum preserve "Alexandrovskaya Sloboda". 

  3. 1 Railway Station
  4. 2 Seraphim of Sarov Church
  5. 3 Komsomolskaya Square
  6. 4 Aleksandrovskaya Sloboda
  7. 5 Assumption Church
  8. 6 Temple of the Presentation of Our Lord
  9. 7 Crucifixion Church-Bell Tower
  10. 8 Trinity Cathedral
  11. 9 Church of the Intercession
  12. 10 Exposition of the Church of the Intercession
  13. 11 Alexandrovskaya Sloboda Surroundings
  14. 12 Seraya River
  1. Audio tour Summary

    The city of Alexandrov is the administrative center of the Aleksandrovsky district of the Vladimir region. It is located a hundred and ten kilometers to the north-east of Moscow.

    There are many versions of the origin of the cities name, but the most credible one is that the city sprang up on the site where Alexander Nevsky's squad usually stood when he visited his father Yaroslav, who reigned in the neighboring Pereyaslavl-Zalessky.

    But the main turn in the city history occurred in the middle of the 16th century, when Alexandrovskaya Sloboda, sloboda meaning “settlement”. (also known as the Alexandrovsky Kremlin) for seventeen years has become the main residence of tsar Ivan the Terrible and, without exaggeration, was the actual capital of Russia. All state affairs were solved here, and Moscow became a giant secondary city. The dismal oprichnina (a state policy implemented by Tsar Ivan the Terrible) was born in the Alexandrovskaya village, and in the late 17th century Peter the Great held exercises here laying foundation of the Russian regular army.

    In the middle of the 20th century Alexandrov was given a sad name "Capital of the 101st kilometer". Many public persons, objectionable to the Soviet power, were exiled here. Poetess Marina Tsvetaeva lived for some time in Alexandrov.

    The main attraction of the city is the Museum preserve "Alexandrovskaya Sloboda". 

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  • Oxana

    5 out of 5 rating 10-14-2018

    Отличный гид, погуляли с ним с удовольствием

  • Ольга

    5 out of 5 rating 09-29-2018

    Спасибо! Узнала немало нового!

  • Ирина

    5 out of 5 rating 08-16-2018

    Очень интересная экскурсия. Большое спасибо!!!

  • Ксения

    5 out of 5 rating 06-15-2018

    Очень интересно и полно! Спасибо!