Vladimir Oblast: Suzdal

Suzdal is a very small town along the Golden Route in Russia but it has the highest concentration of churches per capita. It’s one of the oldest towns in Russia dating to 10th century, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with loads of tourists coming here to see all the attractions. The Suzdal Kremlin (which is older then the Moscow Kremlin) is a walled fortress with blue-onion domed Cathedral of Nativity inside. Across the River is the museum of wooden architecture where several ancient wooden churches have been collected from surrounding villages. In the town center, there are famous Trading Arcades and many more old churches and monasteries. Finally, on the outskirts of town is the most spectacular massive fortress of the Spaso-Efimiev Monastery.