With many pedestrianised streets and a delightful historic centre, Yaroslavl has managed to create for itself a small-scale café culture while culturally the biggest love of the locals is theatre and the arts.
Down by the Volga embankment you can walk for miles along romantic tree-lined promenades and admire the passing boats as well as visiting a number of museums situated in old merchant’s houses along the way. The biggest sights of Yaroslavl are its cathedrals, namely the new Assumption Cathedral, recently rebuilt on the site where the Soviets many years earlier had demolished that very same church, and the Spaso-Preobrazhensky (Saviour of the resurrection) Cathedral situated in the impressive monastery of the same name.


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