Like Moscow, Kostroma is believed to have been founded by Grand Prince Yury Dolgoruky in the 12th century. The city is most famous for its Ipatyevsky Monastery which has links with the Romanov Dynasty as the first Romanov tsar – Tsar Michael – was here when he was made tsar. Kostroma is the Golden Ring city furthest from Moscow.
  • Ipatyevsky Monastery
  • Ipatyevsky Monastery
  • Gold domes
  • Domes in the evening sun
  • Trinity Cathedral
  • Domes of Trinity Cathedral