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Walking through the historical center of Kostroma

Kostroma, founded in 1152, is the administrative center of the Kostroma region located about 346 km north-east of Moscow on the Volga River.

The historical center of the city is known for its mostly preserved architectural ensemble of the era of classicism of the late 18th-19th centuries. This city is included in the list of settlements that have the official status of “historical”, and is traditionally included in the “Golden Ring of Russia”. Photos by: Eduard Skvortsov.

Ivan Susanin Square – the central square of Kostroma and one of the most picturesque places in the city. The main architectural dominant of the square is the fire tower of the 19th century.

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There are always a lot of people here, especially on weekends.

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The building of the former Guard House of Kostroma. Today, it houses the Military History Department of the Kostroma Museum-Reserve.

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Borshchov’s House – a monument of architecture of the era of classicism, one of the largest mansions in Kostroma of the first quarter of the 19th century.

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Five streets diverge from the square: Sverdlova, Shagova, Prospect Mira, Lenina, and Simanovskogo. Let’s walk Simanovskogo Street.

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Stozharov’s House – a beautiful wooden house built in the early 20th century.

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Kostroma Regional Music College.

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Epiphany-Anastasia Convent – the oldest preserved stone buildings in Kostroma constructed in the second half of the 16th century.

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Prospect Mira. The building of the former Spiritual School (1894). Today, it houses the Maternity Hospital #1.

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The Ostrovsky Drama Theater – one of the oldest theaters in Russia. The building, constructed in 1863, has survived to our days practically unchanged.

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Romanovsky Museum (1913), built in the style of old Russian houses, was constructed specifically for the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty.

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Monument to Prince Yuri Dolgoruky – the founder of Kostroma.

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Shopping Arcades – another popular architectural landmark of Kostroma built in the late 18th century.

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“In memory of the residents of Kostroma – participants of the First World War”.

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Monument to Lenin standing on the pedestal designed originally for the monument in honor of the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty.

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Observation deck with a view of the Volga River.

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Welcome to Kostroma!

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