Uglich

Located on the banks of the Volga River, Uglich is the perfect showcase for tourists wishing to experience pure Russian beauty. What was once a fortress in the Kingdom of Muscovy is now a quiet retreat against the hectic city life. As one of the oldest towns in all of Russia, Uglich represents life from every colorful decade of Russian history. It is where 10 year old Prince Dmitry was murdered, and where the Times of Trouble began. Following these events, the Romanov Dynasty was soon born. With so much history available, it is worthwhile to explore one of the local museums for interesting artifacts. Aside from history, one can view the natural beauty found in Uglich's vast forests and trees, or explore the multiple churches that are scattered throughout this hidden town. Built in the 1620's, The Monastery of St. Alexis still stands strong today with its beautiful designs and bright colors. The Church of the Theotokos of Kazan, built in 1777, is a delightful red church that stands beautifully against the nearby forests. Walking outside of the city can provide a serene setting under the sprawling trees. With colorful and masterfully designed churches, natural beauty, and the scenic setting of the Volga river, Uglich is perfect for any traveler ready to experience the quiet side of Russia.