For more than 250 years Vladimir played a very important part in the history of Russia, when it was the capital of the ancient Russian state. Up to 1432, Grand Princes of Russia were crowned in the Vladimir Cathedral of the Assumption of Holly Mother of God.
The Golden Gate is the only existing monument of military engineering architecture of ancient Russia.
The gate was built in 1158-64, under Prince Andrey Bogolubsky. It was the main, most spectacular, and imposing gate of north-eastern Russia's capital. Such gates had been erected in big cities of the Christian world starting with the gate in Constantinople that commemorated the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem through the Golden Gate of the city.
The Golden Gate
The great Assumption Cathedral, built in 1158 - 1160 by the order of Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky, has preserved world famous frescoes of Andrey Rublev. Not only was it to be the main church of the Vladimir-Suzdal principality, its cultural, political and religious center, but it was to become the main church of all Russia. In September 1164 a most worshiped icon of Russia - the Miraculous Icon of Mother of God - was brought into the cathedral. Since then the image has been called the Vladimirskaya Icon of Mother of God.
The Cathedral of St. Dmitry
The Cathedral of St. Dmitry was built in 1194-1197 in the reign of Prince Vsevolod III who dedicated it to his heavenly patron St. Demetrius of Salonica. It used to be part of the buildings of the prince's court, and was one of the most beautiful and original cathedrals of ancient Russia.
Hotels of Vladimir
AMAKS Golden Ring hotel is the largest 4-stars hospitality object of the town of Vladimir. It is located in a 15-floors building that meets the highest service standards known worldwide. The hotel is situated in 15 minutes by walk away from the business and historical centre of Vladimir.
The hotel's inventory includes standard-, business, studio-class rooms, double room suites and can accommodate over 400 guests.
The hotel has everything necessary to hold business meetings, conferences, seminars, conventions as well as corporate and entertainment events.
The second popular and most visited hotel in Vladimir-city is Vladimir hotel located in the heart of the historical and business part of the city. The hotel offers a unique opportunity for busy people to combine both leisure and work. The hotel consists of 83 fully equipped cosy rooms of standard, business-deluxe, deluxe and studio types to provide the most comfortable rest and efficient accommodation options.
The third attractive hotel of Vladimir is Russkaya Derevnya (Russian Villiage) located in a convenient place, able to accommodate 64 guests and, together with administrative building, the number of guests can exceed 100 people. The hotel is called as hotel and entertainment compex of Vladmir as it developed service both for tourist and pleasure purposes. Among the hotel's facilities are restaurant Russian Village, pub Okolitsa, sauna and swimming-pool, night club Cupidon, own confectionery, billiard hall and many more.
Knyaz Vladimir is another 40-rooms comfortable hotel which offers the whole range of services including a conference-room for up to 20 people equipped with modern technical facilities for holding negotiations and meetings. Among other hotel's features are cable television, Wi-Fi Internet, mini refrigerator in each room, banquet hall, free parking.
You are warmly welcome to Vladimir - one of the main cities of Golden Ring!