Alexandrovskaya Sloboda, Aleksandrov

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  • Getting up in the morning, my wife and I decided that we ought to go somewhere nearby. Because lately we swept to nearby manors and museums, then decided to continue. The choice fell on the town of Alexandrov and Alexander village. I have to say-we have not gone through all the expositions, which many are not looked into all corners of the Kremlin, but passing on the territory, we all really enjoyed it and we plan to devote more time next time. For information: on weekdays, the people of little parking there is direct at the entrance and the entrance itself is free. It is necessary to pay for visiting exhibits and souvenirs. On the territory there is a tearoom, where you can grab a snack and tea cakes affordable.
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  • Of course, Aleksandrovskaya Sloboda is associated primarily with the name Ivan the terrible and bleak at times, the oprichnina. But Alexander's territory the Kremlin has an interesting Church, which was built during the reign of Vasili III. Currently, she is considered the first stone tent Temple in Russia. Tent decorated with paintings, which is also unusual, including images of Russian Saints. In the Kremlin there is another tented Church of the 16th century, as a sample of the originality and specificity of old Russian architecture.
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  • In one of the weekend we decided to go with the family of one of the cities of the golden ring-Aleksandrov to have a rest from city vanity and gleaned knowledge of Russian history. Through a little more than two hours drive from Moscow, we stopped at the gate, once the Royal residence-Alexandrovskaya Sloboda. Taking the tickets we were in territory enclosed by high walls with loopholes and soon with the Group listened to the Guide. For many centuries of the Church, the fortress walls, houses and buildings in no time subjected to reconstruction, destruction, restoration, etc., but architecture and grandeur of churches and buildings reflected the era of past centuries. Clean and well groomed around, complement the atmosphere of the grandeur of the imperial residence. I imagined that here where I am, four and a half centuries ago walked Ivan the terrible, who came to divide the country into oprichnina and zemshhinu, having begun to autocracy. A few years later he went with the army to subdue the free city of New ...
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