Yaroslavl is beautiful.

In 2010, the city turned one thousand years old. They began preparing for the anniversary seven years in advance. The city underwent serious restoration and cleaning for the celebration. Now Yaroslavl has a wonderful embankment where many people relax every day, music plays, and fountains splash. The locals call it “The Spit.”

Benches with canopies.

During the reconstruction of the embankment, a monument with the coat of arms of the Russian Empire was installed.

View towards the city from The Spit.

Lamp posts are adorned with the city’s coat of arms. It’s simply wonderful, as it’s rare to find proper usage of coats of arms in Russian cities.

On the backs of the benches, there is a commemorative inscription “Yaroslavl.”

Riverboat hotel.

Contemporary art.

The authors of the monument are a group called “Yaita,” Yaroslavl IT Directors Club. The colored cells can be rotated, and wishes are written on them.


Impeccable. Cake-shaped house. Personally, I want to cut it and eat it. It’s the “Dostoevsky” hotel.

Courtyard next to the embankment. Unfortunately, it’s all filled with cars, but the courtyard itself is surprisingly clean. The back side of the house has been restored, even the balconies have been repaired. The only questionable aspect is the ugly entrance door.

Yaroslavl is, in general, the cleanest Russian city I have seen. Judging by everything, the reconstruction for the anniversary was truly grandiose.

It’s just such beauty.

I can’t believe I’m not in Europe.

There are no problems even with advertisements. Nothing is cluttered or overloaded.

The most beautiful green house is reflected in a porcelain display case.

The most beautiful red house stretches along the street.

Unlike Ryazan, here the houses are not obstructed by cars, wires, and advertisements. It’s possible to capture any building in its entirety.

The courtyards are incredible.

A tiny arch.

A wider passage.


Street sign.

And this street is like a local Arbat.

Turn into the courtyard here, and there it’s awful. I’m sure it’s temporary.

Most likely, they demolished the old houses and didn’t have time to rebuild and clean up. Everything is still ahead.

The dilapidated houses will definitely be restored.

And they will once again shine with cleanliness.

They will demolish the old ruins.

And the doors will definitely be replaced. After all, such ugly doors cannot remain under such luxurious canopies.

It will be better.

After all, in Yaroslavl, they surely know how it should be.

The Yaroslavl “House with an Arch” is worthy of a special mention.

It’s something extraordinary. Here, as you walk past the house, suddenly there it is — a gigantic arch spanning almost its entire height.

The house was built in the mid-1930s.

There is an excellent modern train from Yaroslavl to Moscow.

Second and first class compartments.

Even the doors have a special button for opening.

The ticket costs around two and a half thousand, and the travel time is 3 hours.