Visit of Uglich

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Description

We’ll visit this historic town - first settled along the banks of the Volga River in 937. It is considered one of the most treasurable towns of the Golden Ring due to the number of buildings with ancient architecture. After Ivan the Terrible’s death, Uglich was the stage for the banishment and subsequent death of Ivan's youngest son, Tsarevich Dmitry, which precipitated the era known as the Time of Troubles in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. We’ll visit the Uglich Kremlin, and the Church of Saint Dmitry on the Blood with its red walls, snow-white moldings and bright blue domes. The church was constructed under Peter the Great on the place where Tsarevich Dmitry died. We’ll then visit the Cathedral of the Transfiguration - a large, green-domed, yellow and white building constructed in the early 18th century. The inside is one large vault covered with both frescoes and painted icons. We’ll be able to listen to a short concert in the cathedral. Afterwards, enjoy some free time on your own. We’ll return onboard the ship.

 

 

Length: 3 hours

  • The order of the visits may change.
  • The times are given as an indication.
  • Some churches, cathedrals and sacred sites have required dress codes: Long pants for men, and a skirt and a head scarf for women. Shorts, t-shirts and hats are prohibited.
  • Most cathedrals and churches have regular worship services, and we cannot guarantee tours or visits during these services or during religious holidays.