Suzdal town. All
information for tourists.
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Suzdal is usually called as a jewel in the crown of Russian Golden
Ring. About million of tourists visit that real museum town (this
official status Suzdal got in 1967 and there are no any other museum
towns in Russia yet) every year.
It seems that town was frozen up in XIX century. There are
more than a hundred landmarks there; some of them are in the World
Heritage List of UNESCO. Plenty of churches, most of which were
created in a specific style of Suzdal – eye-filling slender bell
towers, always amaze tourists.
Suzdal is situated on sides of The Kamenka River which are
picturesque any time of year.
In the middle ages Suzdal was a center of a huge and powerful
Since XVI century it had been losing its value because of
strengthening of Moscow. It became the living place for unwanted
deported boyars and knyazes – they are still alive in town legends.
After losing its political value in XVI, the town became a
great religious center. Suzdal bishopric Center was placed there.
Stone construction was started again. That time gave a lot of
architectural masterworks, such as The Convent of the Intercession
of the Mother of God , The Monastery of our Saviour and St.
Euthimius , The Kremlin.
Early Suzdal had stone and wooden central streets where
merchants were living, plenty of parish churches, spacious
grasslands, and a huge amount of vegetables gardens. Suzdal was
famous of gardening, especially of cucumbers. A Day of Cucumber has
been organized since the past.
Soviet period didn’t hurt Suzdal’s architecture much (except
some great hurts such as magnificent The Trinity Cathedral on the
territory of The Convent of the Deposition of the Robe of the Mother
of God). The life in the town was changed a little during Soviet
period, only all churches were closed and were not used as religious
Instaurators did their best to reconstruct monuments after
War. History of Suzdal Museum is inseparably associates with a name
of A.D.Varganov, Director of the Museum.
Nowadays Suzdal is a big touristic center and a base of its
economy is tourism.
The most of citizens work in touristic business – from hotels
and guest houses to souvenirs sells.
The most of tourists come for one, maximum two days. But to
see and enjoy even a small part of that amazing town it is needed
not less than 3-4 days. And it is better to visit it not at the
Because of increasing influx of tourists, many hotels and
guest houses have been built for the last ten years. Large hotels
were built mostly in Soviet period, relatively new of them are
“Pushkarskaya Sloboda”, “Kremlevsky” hotel and “Nickolaevsky Posad”,
but now all hotels are refurbished and make a good impression.
Guest houses – private mini-hotels for 3-10 rooms are more
Variations of prices between weekdays and weekends are usual
for Suzdal. At the weekdays it is possible to save up to 50 % for
hotel occupancy. During the holidays (not only official, but local
also) prices in hotels can be raised for 30-50%.
Welcome to our web pages “Survey of
Suzdal hotels”, “Survey of Suzdal
restaurants”, viewpoints of
Suzdal panoramas and also
interactive maps of Suzdal – Architecture and
Main parts of the site are following:
“Suzdal Architecture” – here you
can find out complete information about all 55 monuments of the town
and its history. There is also a special part “Walk
routes around Suzdal”.
“Suzdal Hotels” (65 for today), “Restaurants”
and “How to get Suzdal” tell you how to
organize your leisure time in the town, how to arrive from Moscow
and Vladimir. You can leave your comments and opinions about any
place on every web page of a hotel or a restaurant.
In “Photo albums” you can enjoy
splendid views of the town.
In “Information” we’ve
collected links to websites about Suzdal, useful telephone numbers,
a list of travel agencies, some different maps of the town.
We also have a special part where you can read travel
This website is a project of four Moscovites, who are keen on
Suzdal. It is based only on interest, it is not a commercial
project. We just try to answer questions where to stay, where to
have a meal, what to have a look at and how to arrange a holiday in
We don’t make any reservations in Suzdal hotels and don’t
organize tours and excursions, but we are always ready to consult
those who wish to visit that divine town.
Information about Suzdal (hotels, restaurants, transport) is
based mostly on facts confirmed by the authors not late than a year
ago or other information. In cases we can guarantee data propriety,
it is marked in green. If you find any mistakes, please contact us –
you could help many other people!
Please note that all photos and texts are made by the
authors of the website. Consequently they are under the
copyright law of RF. In addition please see a part “For
webmasters”. Otherwise authorship is pointed.