Old Kostroma is situated on the hill-covered bank of the Volga river. Kostroma had kept its historical center till present times. And despite the fact that landscape near the city was changed, Kostroma is still very green. From the Volga river you can see a beautiful view of the city with golden-domed churches.
During Kostroma city tour you'll follow old streets of the city, will watch old buildings, white-stoned churches, old shopping arcades. Also you will see famous fire tower of the 19th century, the most beautiful church of Kostroma - twelve-dome church of Christ Ressurection, the only cathedral of the 17th century saved untill these days.
After you'll visit the legendary Ipatiev Monastery dated from the 14th century, situated on the strelka between the Volga river and the Kostroma river. Here was held the rites of election to the throne of the first Romanov dynasty's Tsar. You'll be pleased with splendid view of the monastery with its cogged stone walls, towers and golden domes. Also you'll see the Troitsky Cathedral, Boyars Godunov's burial place, the Chambers of Romanov Boyars and exterior of monastery's belltower.