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Brands of Kostroma
On the spit of the Volga and Kostroma, the Ipatiev Monastery, founded by the founder of the Godunov dynasty in the early 14th century, stands majestically. Thanks to the Godunovs, in the 15th century the wooden walls were replaced with stone ones, the Trinity Cathedral was erected, and the monastery received rich contributions.
In the history of Russia, as the cradle of the royal dynasty, Kostroma entered in 1613. Here, from the hardships of the Time of Troubles, the nun Martha took refuge with her son Michael, who became the founder of the royal dynasty of the Romanovs.
Polish detachments were searching for Mikhail Romanov. On the way of the interventionists was a simple Kostroma peasant Ivan Susanin. He, having agreed to withdraw the detachment, led it into impenetrable swamps, where he was martyred.
The feat of Ivan Susanin inspired artists, poets, became the basis of M.I. Glinka "Life for the Tsar". Before the revolution, on the main square of Kostroma, there was a monument to Tsar Mikhail Romanov and Ivan Susanin, who saved him.
The great embassy arrived in Kostroma with a letter from the Zemsky Sobor and met with Mikhail under the walls of Hypatia. On March 14 (according to the old style), 1613, in the Holy Trinity Ipatiev Monastery, Mikhail Feodorovich Romanov, before the face of the miraculous Feodorovskaya Icon of the Mother of God, was blessed to reign.
The reign of Michael opened the 300th anniversary of the reign of the Romanov dynasty. The ruling sovereigns repeatedly visited Kostroma and the Ipatiev Monastery. Major celebrations took place in 1913, in connection with the arrival of Tsar Nicholas II in Kostroma, on the day of the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty.
Today, Kostroma annually hosts the Romanov Festival, which brings together many social and cultural events. The culmination of the festival is the Historical Day - March 27, when under the walls of the wooden Hypatia the events of the calling of Mikhail Romanov to the kingdom are recreated.
In 2013, Kostroma will be glad to host guests during the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty.
Fairytale Kostroma - Motherland of the Snow Maiden
Each country has its own Santa Claus, but only in Russia does he have a granddaughter, the Snow Maiden. Kostroma is rightfully called the birthplace of the Snow Maiden.
It was on the Kostroma land, among the most beautiful Russian nature, in the Shchelykovo estate, that the playwright A.N. Ostrovsky created his "Spring Tale".
Everyone can visit Shchelykovo, walk along the charming alleys, look into the icy water from the Blue Key.
In Kostroma, the memory of the creator of the Snow Maiden is kept by the Drama Theater. A.N. Ostrovsky and a gazebo, on the banks of the Volga.
In the fairy tale, the Snow Maiden is the daughter of Father Frost and Spring. From a little girl-granddaughter, the heroine turns into a beautiful girl, able to ignite the hearts of young Berendeys with a burning feeling of love.
Today, the Kostroma Snow Maiden is a constant companion of the Russian Santa Claus in all New Year's trips and congratulations. The Snegurochka is waiting for all guests of the city in her living room not only on New Year's holidays, but also at the height of the summer holidays.
In April, the birthday of the fabulous granddaughter of Santa Claus is celebrated annually in Kostroma, to which fairy-tale characters from all over Russia come.
And on the high bank of the Volga stands the Terem of the Snow Maiden, in which the daughter of Frost and Spring invites you to feel the fabulous atmosphere of the New Year holidays again and again.
Walk in the center
Founded in 1152 by Yuri Dolgoruky, Kostroma can rightfully be considered the pearl of the Golden Ring of Russia. In the center of the city there is a monument to the founder of Kostroma.
The main gate of the city can be considered the Moscow outpost, a place where ships with Russian Emperors moored and where numerous tourists from river liners still come out.
Having climbed the Milk Mountain, a guest of Kostroma, he finds himself in front of a monument to the patriot of the Russian land - Ivan Susanin. And in front of him unfolds the panorama of the center of the city-Susaninskaya Square.
It is an integral architectural complex, from which seven main city streets radiate. Here you will see symmetrical structures of shopping arcades. In them today you can buy a wide variety of goods, as well as souvenirs with Kostroma symbols.
A unique complex of buildings of civil architecture has also been preserved. The Building of the Offices is a striking example of a building in the style of classicism. The former mansion of a participant in the Patriotic War of 1812, General S.S. Borshchov.
The Fire Tower is located in the central square. The height of the building is about 35 meters. Seeing her, Emperor Nicholas I, who visited Kostroma in 1834, exclaimed with admiration: “I don’t have such a thing in St. Petersburg!”.
Not far from the center is the former title of the Assembly of Nobility. Provincial balls were regularly held in its White Hall, and now the building houses expositions introducing the history of the Russian nobility and the work of famous Kostroma residents.
Next to the Noble Assembly is the Romanov Museum, the building of which was erected to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty.
The historical buildings in the center of the city house the military history museum, theatrical costume museum, and the museum of nature.
Churches are considered to be decorations of Kostroma. Be sure to visit the Epiphany-Anastasia Monastery. The Church of the Resurrection on Debre is delightful with its interior decoration.
Since ancient times, Kostroma has been one of the centers of the spiritual life of Russia. Kostroma has long been called "the city of forty churches." Kostroma churches and monasteries still preserve the spirituality and traditions of Orthodoxy.
The main shrine of the Kostroma region is the miraculous Feodorovskaya Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos. The icon has been known since the 12th century. She accompanied Prince Alexander Nevsky in business and military and military campaigns. In Kostroma, the icon miraculously appeared to the younger brother of Alexander Nevsky. Vasily Yaroslavich, while hunting, saw this icon on the branches of a tree near the Zaprudnya River.
In memory of the appearance of the miraculous Feodorovskaya Icon on August 29, a celebration was established, and at the site of its acquisition stands the Church of the Savior on Zaprudnya. Today, the Feodorovskaya Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos is kept in the Cathedral of the Epiphany-Anastasia Monastery and still shows the world miracles of healing from bodily and spiritual torments.
On Kostroma land, the disciples of St. Sergius of Radonezh shone with feats of spiritual service. They founded Avraamievo-Gorodetsky, Yakovo-Zheleznoborovsky and other monasteries. Holy Trinity Ipatiev Monastery is famous for its inextricable connection with the royal dynasties of the Godunovs and Romanovs. Today, the monastery houses the Church Historical and Archaeological Museum, which is open to tourists and guests of the city. And under the walls of the Ipatiev Monastery is located "Kostroma Sloboda" - an architectural, ethnographic and landscape open-air museum-reserve.
Learn about cheese stories and traditions of different peoples, cheese records and the most unusual varieties, have fun on an interactive tour and, most importantly, try real Kostroma cheeses - all this can be done at the unique Cheese Museum in Kostroma!
The old merchant's mansion of the late 18th century (Reshchikov's house) presents an extensive exposition on the world history of cheese making. A cheese sommelier who knows so much about cheese will take you through the rooms of an old mansion, telling you the most extraordinary facts about cheese and cheese making. Here you can not only watch, but also participate in cheese fun and activities, discovering the world called "Cheese".
Strange artifacts and clever surprises, tech gadgets and completely unverified facts await you.
And then, once you get to the Tasting "cellar", you can try cheese and not only, learning new and new facts... Everything is according to the rules and indisputable laws of cheese. Under obligatory comment of the expert. How to try, with what, when, under what ... You can ask for the most favorite varieties to be wrapped right on the spot. For adults, not only cheese is prepared, as it should be! ..
Free time in the city to enjoy a leisurely walk, take the best photos, buy unique souvenirs for a good memory of the Empress Kostroma and be sure to visit the "Cheese Exchange" in the Big Flour Rows.
Cheese Exchange in the center of Kostromais a place for real gourmets and connoisseurs of dairy treats. A huge selection of cheeses and dairy products straight from the producers. The freshest, most delicious and varied cheeses are waiting for you right here. More than 20 varieties of cheese, butter of different types of fat content, including chocolate, and much more! And the best part is that the prices in this amazing store are directly from factories, without markups from retail chains.