Vologda Oblast (Russian: Вологодская область, tr. Vologodskaya oblast, IPA: [vəlɐˈɡotskəjə ˈobləsʲtʲ]) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its administrative center is Vologda. Population: 1,202,444 (2010 Census). The largest city is Cherepovets, the home of the Severstal metallurgical plant, the largest industrial enterprise in the oblast.
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Visited this monastery as part of a cycling tour provided by the tourist information centre in Vologda. The ride is not too difficult to get out there and the monastery is located near a river. You can walk within the fortified walls and enter the main Cathedral. The important relics of one saint are located on the lower level of the Cathedral, but this level is not always open. It's very relaxing and peaceful to visit on a nice day.
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Vologda Open Air Museum of Architecture and Ethnography (Semenkovo) welcomes you to the world of northern Russian village of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Here you can get the first-hand experience of Russian traditions, attitudes and cultural background.
были в Семенково в конце января без экскурсии. Мини экскурсии проводят смотрители открытых для посещения домов. В каждом из таких домов растоплена настоящая русская печь! Множество интересных экспонатов и информации к ним. Чувствуется душевная теплота и гостеприимство в этом замечательном месте. Обязательно попробуете блины с различными начинками и травяным чаем в избе-кафе. Огромное спасибо всем работникам музея за их энтузиазм, гостеприимство и профессионализм!
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Don't let the need to climb 300 steps scare you. These are small steps which will lead you to a BIG view.
I was lucky with the weather.
Clouds formations playing with cupola were heavenly.
Bring your camera: you definitely for a treat there.
Afraid of heights? You can still take a pick.
Prepare to spend an hour up their.
In short: must see and is well worth the admission (think of it as historical buildings support).
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The architectural ensemble of the monastery is one of the most important creations of the Russian artistic culture. The whole medieval town stretches out on the shore of the magnificent Siverskoye Lake. On the territory of 12 hectares there are 11 stone churches of the 15th-18th centuries, numerous service structures surrounded with walls and towers of “The Great Fortress of the Tsar”.
On May 12, 2016 we stopped at the Kirilllo-Belozersky Monastery during our Viking Tsar River Cruise and we toured the small local museum and Monastery. It seemed like the monastery was in a great state of disrepair and need a lot of work. The local museum was essentially one room where we were "treated" to a group of men singing a capella and then selling their recordings. There wasn't much to see in the Museum and there wasn't much to see in the Monastery. Afterwards, Viking took us by bus to a local school which was much more interesting and delightful.
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Gorgeous frescos (can be seen at: http://vologda-portal.ru/en/about_the_city/index.php?SECTION_ID=5475 click on 'tourist sights' and 'St Sophia' to get inside). One of the better preserved churches in Vologda. There is a fee to get in and it isn't normally open after October until spring as there is no heat.
This is a must see when you are in Vologda.
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The Museum of Dionisy’s Frescoes is situated in the architectural ensemble of the Ferapontov monastery (St. Ferapont’s monastery) of the 15th-19th centuries in the village Ferapontovo.The Ferapontov monastery was founded in 1398 by the Holy monk Ferapont. During 400 years it was one of the prominent cultural, religious and educational centres of the Belozersk district. The history of the monastery coincided at some focal points with the important historical events of the formation of the Russian centralized state. The monastery became well-known thanks to the activity of St. Martinian, the disciple of St. Kirill Belozersky.
The monastery is interesting place to visit, mainly because of its church. It's unique because of its beautiful frescoes dating to the end of 15th and beginning of 16th century. They are preserved in their original state, never repainted or restored in an invasive way so you can really appreciate the original sacral art. It's rare to see something like that in Russia as in most churches they touch-up the paintings on the church walls once in a while. It makes for a great feeling of satisfaction to see a gem like that. I highly recommend taking the trip, even if you're not religious. This has transcended to become a testament of Russia's history.
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I went but it was free for me as I have a student card.
It's sort of a disappointment for someone who does not read / speak russian. no English information was provided. Also there just wasn't a whole lot to see in the museum. Lonely planet says that this house presents the visual culture and artifacts of a 19th c. family, but there really wasn't too much indication of that.
Upstairs there were some painted portraits from 17 and 18th c.
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