Pushkarskaya Sloboda Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPushkarskaya Sloboda Hotel Suzdal
Beautiful setting, lovely gardens but crappy dinner. Breakfast was acceptable.
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After breakfast it was time to say goodbye to Nizhny Novgorod and head to Vladimir via choo train.Today we head towards Vladimir and Suzdal, two of the oldest settlements in Russia and part of the Golden Ring cities. Another train station and again now porters and lots of stairs! At least the bus was the correct size for us! Vladimir was founded in …
We took a short detour off the M7 to visit Suzdal - described as a town bypassed by the 20th century. It's a lovely little town with lots of churches dotting the skyline. Lots of tree lined streets and not much sign of modernisation. It was very quiet and not very many people around. It was later in the day so I think the tour buses had been and gone.
On the way to Suzdal we passed a complex ...
We left Suzdal at 12pm and stopped then in Yur'yev-Polskiy. After a tour of St. Georg's Cathedral we visited the monastery of Archangel Michael founded in the 13th century and now with buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Lunch was in the one and only cafe that exists in this ...
... underfoot, but never for long as it was being passed around a lot.
After breakfast it was back to the hotel for a quick wash and then off on a walking tour. Sleep is for the weak. The houses in Suzdal are interesting; they are all wooden with carved and painted facades.
It is a small town of only 12,000 people and the building regulations mean that houses cannot be over 2 storeys in height and any new buildings have to be in keeping with the existing lot. In this ...
... we got on we realised that the bus terminus was round the corner from where we were waiting. Luck was still on our side when we actually made it to Suzdal. Paul said 'I think we should get off here", so we did. And sure enough through another wordless conversation with the locals we realized we couldn't have stopped any closer to our hostel which was about 5 minutes away.
As we were looking for ...