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Kostroma

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Landmarks
As part of Russia's Golden Ring of historical towns, the city of Kostroma is something of an open-air museum with ties to the Romanov dynasty. View the city's main square market and merchant mansions for hints of its history as an important trading post. Although dating back to the 12th century, the town is best known for hosting royalty throughout the centuries, especially the Romonav tsars, who often visited the Ipatievsky monastery. Now, you too can tour the monastery, as well as the city's cathedral and museums. If you stay the night in Kostroma, enjoy beers from one of the city’s historical bars. Use our Russia online trip builder to arrange your visit to Kostroma and any other destinations in Russia that take your fancy.
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Popular things to do in Kostroma

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Monastery of st Ipaty ©
Church
Monastery of st Ipaty
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museum of Wooden Architecture
Specialty Museum
Museum of Wooden Architecture
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Trade rows
Historic Site
Trade rows
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Kostroma

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Specialty Museum
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin Rostov
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Yaroslavl Embankment ©
World heritage site
Yaroslavl Embankment Yaroslavl
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm
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Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm Sumarokovo
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Private Museum Music and Time ©
Specialty Museum
Private Museum Music and Time Yaroslavl
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Kostroma

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The Resurrection Church on the Debra
Church
The Resurrection Church on the Debra
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Epiphany Monastery of St. Anastasia
Church
Epiphany Monastery of St. Anastasia
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Holy Zaprudnenskaya Church
Church
Holy Zaprudnenskaya Church
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral
Church
Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Kostroma

Terem Snegurochki ©
Children’s Museum
Terem Snegurochki
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kostroma Exotarium ©
Zoo
Kostroma Exotarium
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Nature Museum of The Kostroma Region
Specialty Museum
Nature Museum of The Kostroma Region
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Zoo Park in Kostroma ©
Zoo
Zoo Park in Kostroma
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Kostroma

Cheese Museum
Specialty Museum
Cheese Museum
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museum of Flax and Bark
Specialty Museum
Museum of Flax and Bark
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Les-Chudodey Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Les-Chudodey Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
M. Malyshev's House Museum
Specialty Museum
M. Malyshev's House Museum
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Kostroma

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Fire Tower ©
History Museum
Fire Tower
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Museum Petrovskaya Igrushka ©
Specialty Museum
Museum Petrovskaya Igrushka
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bread Museum
Specialty Museum
Bread Museum
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Peter Toy Museum
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Peter Toy Museum
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

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