Veliky Ustyug - the largest of the "small" cities of the North - at the present time there are about 36 thousand inhabitants. The city is locted about 450 km from Vologda, nrth-east, in on one of the most remote corners of the Vologda region ner its border with the Arkhangelsk and Kirov regions. District center. has the status of city-reserve. Veliky Ustyug stretches along the left bank of the river Sukhona just above its confluence with the River South.
Veliky Ustyug extremely rich in sights, it retained an impressive number of remarkable churches and merchant houses 17-19 centuries.
Veliky Ustyug - a major industrial center. The city is famous for its products world-renowned plant Severnaya Chern ", mill products," Veliky patterns ", which preserved the ancient folk craft - carving on the bark and wood. Also should note the local bristle-brush factory and the factory felt boots.
Veliky Ustyug climate is temperate continental. Winters are long and cold, and summer is moderately warm. The average annual temperature is 1.4 degrees Celsius. The coldest month - January (recorded at least -49 degrees Celsius), the warmest - July.
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A Council's Court - the main temple ensemble Veliky Ustyug. Includes: Cathedral of the Assumption 1652-1663, with a bell tower, cathedral Procopius the Righteous in 1668, the Cathedral of St. John Ustyug ages 17-19, Bishops House 18 th century, as well as several churches and a number of outbuildings. It is recommended to mandatory inspection.
Church of the Ascension in the Market Place - in 1648, the earliest surviving monuments Ustyug stone architecture. One of the most impressive temples Veliky Ustyug. You need to see both outside and inside.
Michael-Archangel monastery - the second most important architectural ensemble of the city, the main stone buildings which are arranged in the second half of the 17 th century.
Streets of old city - in the first place we can recommend a walk on the Soviet Avenue (main street of the old town) and on the embankment Sukhona running parallel. The length of both streets one and a half kilometers.
Dymkovo Sloboda - a church group, located on the other side Sukhona ot Sobornogo's Court. Two churches early 18 th century.
Trinity Gledensky Monastery - located 4 km from the city on the far right side Sukhona at the point where it merges with the South, is the beginning of the Little Northern Dvina. Somewhere near here was an ancient city stretches Gloeden. The exact location of its location is unknown. The monastery is open for inspection only in summer time. Definitely worth a look at the carved royal gate at the Trinity Cathedral and himself iconostasis.
House Shilov - one of the most interesting Ustyug merchant houses, built in the 60 years the 18 th century in Baroque style. It is recommended to mandatory inspection.
Visit towers of Santa Claus - a meeting with a good wizard and his assistants, visiting the Winter Garden of Santa Claus, a walk on the trail of fairy tales, acquaintance with the inhabitants of fairy-tale forest, visits to attractions. Game program.
Urban residence of Santa Claus: a meeting with the hostess throne room. In "Magic Room" urban residence. It is recommended to mandatory inspection.
Visit Mail Santa Claus. A unique opportunity to learn all about your favorite lesson frosty grandpa - reading children's letters. It is recommended to mandatory inspection.