Suzdal is one of the oldest Russian towns, the first chronicle record of which dates up to 1024. The city’s retained that special spirit of a single whole architecture ensemble laid out on the banks of the Kamenka river. Modern Suzdal can easily be called the city-museum that has more than 200 marvelous monuments of history and architecture clustered on its area.
The Kremlin. The most interesting architecture monuments are based within its area. The Kremlin Rampart (XI-XII centuries), the Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral (XIII-XVI centuries, frescos of XIII, XV, XVII centuries, iconostasis of XVII century) boasts the sumptuous bell tower with a marquee roof (1635), the Archibishop’s Chambers (XV-XVIII centuries), the 1766 wooden St. Nicholas’ Church brought from Glatovo village.
The Spasso-Efimievski (Our Savior and St. Euthymis) Monastery founded in 1352 with great fortress walls 1200 meters long, with 12 towers of XVII century and some constructions of XVI-XVIII centuries.
The Pokrovski (Intercession) Convent founded in 1364 retained the constructions of XVI-XVII centuries, the convent walls of late XVII century. Under the building of the Pokrovski Cathedral there is a vault where all Tsarinas, Grand Princesses, famous noble ladies of Old Russia exiled to the convent were buried.
The St. Alexander Monastery according to the legend was founded in 1240 by Alexander Nevsky.
Rizopolozhensky (Deposition of the Robe) Convent founded in XIII century. The first stone constructions appeared on its territory in XVI century.