Vologda, Russia

Vologda region is rich in impressions for tourists

Vologda is often called the cultural capital of the Russian North, the Northern Gate, the city of fifty domes and the lace capital of Russia

In general, the epithets will be typed in the whole article. However, it is always better to see once than read a hundred times. Vologda is an ancient Russian heritage, which is fraught with centuries-old history and legends. This region has become the keeper of Russian traditions, already forgotten by the inhabitants of megalopolises. Here is a special world in which tourists want to dive again and again. Here are kind and open people, unique architecture, and the beauty of nature is a delight.

The most ancient stone building of Vologda - St. Sophia Cathedral is still preserved. It was built in 1568 on the territory of the fortress, the construction of which was carried out on the model of the Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin in order to give the northern residence of the king a metropolitan appearance. Fifteen cities of the Vologda region have authentic urban ensembles that dominate the city. The wealth of historical heritage can be judged by the number of excursions that are organized. There are more than 100 of them here in different directions, there is a good tourist center in Vologda that will help to organize trips.

The first mention of Vologda refers to 1147 - the city is the same age as Moscow. The chroniclers mention the Reverend Gerasim, who settled in a cell not far from the Kaysarov stream. Later this place grew into the Trinity Monastery, which today is located on the northeastern outskirts of Vologda. Nearby is a monument to the 800th anniversary of Vologda. Previously, this place was "Lazy playground". So the citizens of Vologda called the oldest commercial area, on which nothing was produced, people did not work, but only made deals and traded, and therefore, in the understanding of peasants and artisans, they were lazy. This place is considered the very point from which modern Vologda has grown.

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Vologda, Russia
It was in Vologda in 1788 that the first bank in Russia was opened. The city still has the charm of former times, and the Vologda land is famous for its many handicrafts.

In Vologda there are more than seven hundred historical monuments, which require more than one day to be examined

Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, wooden carved houses of Vologda, Ferapontovo, Cherepovets, Tot'ma, unique monasteries, temples, noble estates, museums, lakes and much more awaits tourists in Vologda. The history of the city is full of events: there were ups and downs; and royal luxury, and complete ruin. In the XIV century, the city fell into the interests of the Novgorod and Moscow principalities, each of which wanted to take possession of strategically important lands.

Indeed, Vologda is the gateway to the Russian North - the richest land with dense forests full of fur-bearing animals and age-old pines, which were valued in shipbuilding. Still, Vologda went to the Moscow principality, although the Novgorodians could not accept the loss of the city for a long time. Vologda enamel (painting on enamel) was spread in the 17th century, when Vologda was one of the centers of trade. Since then, this art has only been improved.

The works of the masters are striking in their elegance and precision, because such miniature compositions are very difficult to create. Today Vologda enamel can be seen on a variety of jewelry. These are beautiful pendants, brooches, earrings or rings with miniature paintings of Vologda, images of birds, animals or amulets-amulets. Vologda is well known to fans of fishing and hunting. It is worth noting that these crafts are traditional for the local population, because the taiga forests of this region and numerous lakes created all the conditions for the development of such crafts.

Each year, more than 5,000 thousand licenses for hunting for squirrel, elk, bear, about 700 for fur-bearing animals are issued. They also issue licenses for hunting wolves, wild boars, wolverines and other wild animals that live in the Vologda forests. There are about four thousand lakes in the region. The main ones are Ladoga, Kubenskoe, Onega, White, Rybinsk and Sheksna reservoirs and others. There are also several large rivers here, such as Vologda, Sukhona, the South, which are included in the Volga-Baltic and North Dvina systems.

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