Yaroslavl is a city and the administrative center of Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, located 250 kilometres (160 mi) northeast of Moscow. The historic part of the city, a World Heritage Site, is located at the confluence of the Volga and the Kotorosl Rivers. It is one of the Golden Ring cities, a group of historic cities northeast of Moscow that has played an important role in Russian history.
Yaroslavl boasts a city centre with around 140 individual federally-protected architectural monuments. Since 2005, this ensemble, along with the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery has been included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Things to See & Do
* Yaroslavl old town
* Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery
* Bogolavyenskaya Square (Epiphany Square)
* Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve
* Church of Elijah the Prophet
Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Ruble (RUB)
Language – Russian
Land Area – 565 km²
Population – 591,486 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 7
Port Location - The port at is located on the VolgaRiver.
Travel Links - Yaroslavl is well served by rail, with a four hour trains from Moscow (Yaroslavsky Railway station) leaving 30 times daily, and a 12 hour overnight sleeper to St. Petersburg leaving every night.. Journey by elektrichka needs connection in Alexandrov. Daily trains include other destinations of Arkhangelsk, Ivanovo, Vorkuta, Cherepovets, Tolyatti etc.
There are buses from Moscow Central bus station (Schyolkovskaya metro station) at 8.30, 12.15, 14.15, 17.30, 23.15 daily. Time travel: 5 hours.