Veliky Ustyug: Around The City With & Nbsp; Local Lore - Unusual Excursions In Veliky Ustyug

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Veliky Ustyug: Around The City With & Nbsp; Local Lore - Unusual Excursions In Veliky Ustyug
Veliky Ustyug: Around The City With & Nbsp; Local Lore - Unusual Excursions In Veliky Ustyug

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The old cities are full of secrets, but if you take a local historian with you for a walk, they will reveal their secrets. We will move back a thousand years - and, moving along the route, we will follow the history of Veliky Ustyug through temples and monasteries, streets and mansions. I will explain why this is exactly how his fate developed, and I will share vivid and entertaining facts about the monuments and inhabitants. Individual excursion for 1-10 people Duration 2 hours Children Possible with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 from 19 reviews RUB 1500 per excursion Price for 1-15 people, regardless of the number of participants

What awaits you

Deep antiquity Our excursion will begin on the embankment: this is where the city was born. You will understand what brought the Russian people to these harsh lands, hear about our pioneers and understand why Ustyug became the Great. Next, we will visit the Cathedral Courtyard - a historical, formerly administrative center. You will see its temple architecture and learn how a powerful outpost of Orthodoxy was formed in Northern Russia. Here we will go to the Prokopievsky Cathedral and admire the finest carvings of the wooden iconostasis. I will tell you about the heavenly patron of the city - Saint Procopius the Righteous, who changed his faith, and then changed his way of life. And further along the ancient street (it is more than 800 years old!) We will go to the Archangel Michael Monastery, founded by the monk Cyprian, and we will discuss which way he came up with for gaining holiness

Time travel Step by step, exploring new landmarks, we will move closer to modernity. Considering the tiles of the 17th century at the Transfiguration Cathedral, let's talk about the events that incredibly enriched the Ustyuzhan people - and how this wealth was embodied in churches, crafts, and icon painting. Sovetsky Prospekt and its merchant mansions will take us to the 19th century. And the walk will end on Lenin Square, where you will see the first Soviet building and hear about the fate of Veliky Ustyug in the last century.

Organizational details

Walking tour: I advise you to choose comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

Venue

The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.

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