Yaroslavl

The jewel of Russia’s famous Golden Ring. With a medieval heart and soul the 1,000 year old city of Yaroslavl has some of the best preserved frescoes in the world.

Founded in 1010, today Yaroslavl is an important industrial center, yet it’s widely known for its cathedrals — the detailed frescoes and icons of the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, and the Church of St. John the Baptist, pictured on Russia’s 1,000-ruble note. The halls of the Church of

St. Elijah the Prophet famed for its impeccable acoustics are often used by local opera singers who are allowed to perform here during the summer break of the opera house. In the city’s Art museum you can marvel at and even buy the outstanding Russian lacquer boxes that make this region so famous.

Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl Frescoes in the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl Church bells in Yaroslavl Savior Transfiguration Monastery in Yaroslavl