Friday, March 20, 2015

Uglich - Russia

Uglich Kremlin is on UNESCO Tentative List and that's why this card on in my favorites wall. The card was sent by Svetalana and it shows the 
Palace of Tsarevich Dmitry and the Resurrection Cathedral of the Resurrection Monastery. 

Uglich is a historical town in Yaroslavl oblast of Russia situated on the Volga river. The town was founded in 937 as a border fortress of Moscovy Principality.
The end of XVI century was memorized as a favorable time for Uglich when it became to be the town where major events in Russian history took place. When Prince Dmitry died, the dynasty of Ryurik was replaced by the dynasty of Romanovs whose members of the family originated from Uglich.
Uglich is one of the most precious towns of the Golden Ring as it has numerous buildings of ancient architecture. Uglich has preserved both historical and cultural traditions of Russia. - in:

Both the Palace of Tsarevich Dmitry and the Resurrection Cathedral are located within the territory of the Kremlin.
The palace of Tsarevich Dmitry, Ivan the Terrible's son, is the oldest building in Uglich. The palace dated back to 1480.  It is one of the few medieval Russian palaces that survived. Dmitri lived here from 1584 until 1591. It's an interesting brick building with simple but beautiful decorations. In the past the palace was a part of the ensemble of prince's residence, today the palace is a small museum. - in:
The Resurrection Monastery is one of the most impressive sights in Uglich. Dating back to 1647, the Monastery is comprised of an enormous cathedral, refectory, belfry, and a summer church, all standing in a single row. - in:

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