The complex of monuments of the Ferapontov Monastery with the Dionisy’s wall painting is a rare example of integrity and stylistic harmony of the Russian northern monasterial ensemble of the XV – XVII centuries, revealing typical features of the architecture of the Russian centralized state development epoch.
Spaso-Prilutsky Monastery is one of the biggest monasteries of the Russian North located at the northern-east Vologda outskirts on the Vologda river bank. The Monastery was founded in 1371 by St. Dimitri, religious companion of Sergius of Radonezh.
Saint Sophia Cathedral is an Orthodox church, the oldest surviving building in the city of Vologda, one of the largest buildings of the Ivan the Terrible epoch.
Syz'ma is an ancient Russian village in the Vologda region, where ancient crafts preserved: weaving, embroidery, lacework, cooperage and smithery.
The monastery is located on a little Kamenny (Stone) island and is one of the most ancient buildings in the Russian North.
Горицкий монастырь служил местом ссылки знатных русских женщин царской фамилии: Анны Колтовской, Марии Нагой, Ксении Годуновой и других. С 1999 года в монастыре возрождена монашеская жизнь.
A unique cathedral complex, the religious center of Veliky Ustyug on the bank of the Sukhona River.
Architectural monument of XVIII century.
Blessed Xenia is a Russian saint who has chosen being fool for God's sake. In her memory people built a chapel in Syz’ma village of the Sheksna district, which is one of the most visited holy shrines of the Vologda region today.