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Spassky (St Saviour) Monastery, Yaroslavl

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Visit Spassky (St Saviour) Monastery, home to the oldest building in the city--the monastery cathedral. Originally built in the 12th century, the monastery also served as a citadel. Look at the remains of a thick 16th-century fortification wall, mounted with watchtowers. Underground passageways once lead to the monastery dungeons and treasury within the walls. The monastery is part of a larger preserve, so you'll also have the chance to explore the museum collection, including the 12th-century manuscript, "The Tale of Igor's Campaign." Use our Yaroslavl holiday planner to add Spassky (St Saviour) Monastery and other attractions to your Yaroslavl vacation plans.
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Places to stay in Yaroslavl might not be as numerous as in some other Russian cities, but you can still find a good selection of accommodation to satisfy a range of tastes and budgets. The city is home to several large hotels, ranging from the luxurious, with on-site spas and swimming pools, to more modest economy options. A handful of small, charming boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts offer more intimate lodging. Fully equipped apartments and budget hostels round out the selection. Because accommodation in Yaroslavl is not particularly plentiful, it's always wise to make reservations ahead of time.
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  • The monastery is right in the center and well preserved. The staff is very helpful and english speaking. It is definitely worth paying the small fee to climb the bell tower to enjoy a stunning view on...  more »
  • We went in the morning and it was pretty quiet which was nice. There is a guy who plays the bells for commission. The grounds were kept nice. I didn't go up the tower (there is nominal charge to do th...  more »
  • Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour is another nice walled off place to wonder around. Its best feature is the view from the top of bell tower. It's only then you get to appreciate Yarosla...  more »