Rostov Kremlin

Rostov, Russia

Rostov’s impressive Kremlin was built in the 17th century under the orders of the powerful Metropolitan Iona of Rostov. He wanted the town (which in those days still wielded some power in the region) to have one of the most beautiful Kremlins in the country and to that end he dug deep into the church's coffers to build this imposing fortress.

Nowadays within the Kremlin walls there are numerous museums, although unfortunately most of them are of little interest to foreign visitors. It is however well worth climbing up the Kremlin walls and the bell tower, taking a look in the cathedral and checking out the regular art exhibitions.

In front of the Kremlin is the huge 12th century Dormition of Mary Cathedral, which is in essence a working church - although it should be noted that inside it is undergoing a complete renovation. For a small extra fee you can also climb up the adjacent bell tower for a view over the surrounding area.

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Founded: 17th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Russia

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Chris Heiberg (7 months ago)
Absolutely amazing. The sense of history and culture was fantastic. All the museum's were wonderful and the architecture was fabulous.
EXPLORING NAMIBIA TV (10 months ago)
Beautifully built historical architectural complex that is must visit if visiting towns of Russia's Golden Ring.
Rifat Kayumov (11 months ago)
Amazing, fantastic, magical. One of the most amazing Kremlins in Russia.
Dmitry Turmyshev (12 months ago)
A very good example of old time Russian architecture. Not that rich museum inside, but lots to see outside. Do not miss Sobranie restaurant with authentic Russian cuisine.
Florent Malice (13 months ago)
Wonderful ! We liked it much better than Iaroslavl, to be honest. The pond, the herbal garden, the whole surrounding with the lake & the small town make it a relaxing experience.
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