One of the most attractive sights in the centre is Kremlyovskaya
Square and Sophiysky Cathedral. You can climb the bell tower (for about $1.5 fee) to watch the city from the highest point of about 80 meters. Another well-known place to visit is Spassko-Prilutsky Monastery, which is in Priluki district just beside Vologda (20-30 minutes’ way).
Vologodians honour their heroes so there is a lot of monuments dedicated to the memory either of the fallen in the war or the prominent Russians the Vologda land gave birth to. Check out Revolutsy Square for the so-called “tooth” which is a very popular place among local youths, where they gather to go rolling or skating,
walk around or just have a beer. The “tooth” is a monument with memorial text on it; it resembles a tooth indeed in a way. All the ceremonies and holidays take place here as well turning the square to an overcrowded area. Near the memorial is the Eternal Fire that is burning days and nights unceasingly.
Another great entertainment is
taking a river tour along the Vologda River to enjoy the picturesque views of Vologda to live music. The ticket costs 200 rubles, departures are at 12:00, 15:00, 18:00, 21:00 and 23:00 from the quay “Sobornaya Gorka” on Kremlyovskaya Square. On the same Kremlyovskaya Square you can pick up some souvenirs.
“Krasnyi Most” Gallery.
A picture gallery with 3 floors, entrance fee is 70 rubles (~$2,7).
Address: Naberezhnaya Shestoi Armi, #143. Tel: (8172) 54-79-27. Open hours: 10:00-18:00 (till 16:00 on Sundays), daily except Monday.
Vologda State Historical-Archeological Museum of Art.
Entrance: 30 rubles (~$1,2).
On the net: www.vologda.ru/~museum.
Address: Kremlyovskaya Square, #3. Tel: (8172) 72-14-33. Open hours: 10:00-17:00.
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