Yaroslavl Oblast Tourism

If you love to travel to cities with a different story to tell- a history which is unmatched to other cities or simply are fascinated by the Golden Ring of Russia, the signature Onion DomesChurches and its rich culture, then add Yaroslavl to your itinerary the next time you travel.

One of the oldest city located along the Volga river, 250 kilometers North-East of Moscow, Yaroslavl derived its name from its founder and ruler KievanRusYaroslavl- the Wise. The city has an immense history which dates back to 1010 when the ruler founded the city based on its strategic placement on the Volga banks. The earliest archaeological findings here have been of Scandinavian- Slavic civilizations including weapons, tools and chess pieces- to name a few!

During the 13th and 14th century, the city was majorly built from wood and all the repairs were attributed to the plague and the Golden Horde attacks. However, 16th century marked the use of stone construction- making repairs to the older wooden structures. Hence, even though many of the attractions in the city, even if older, are the modified version of the original.

Over the next few centuries, Yaroslavl became anindustrial spot in Russia- making textiles synonym with its existence and soon the old city, even though affected by Russian Civil War and World War II, maintained its old-world charm and exuberant history.

The 21st century Yaroslavl is as much a walk in history as a modern tourist must-see! The cityis one of the 8 cities of Russia’s Golden Ring and the city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Center- adding more charm to its global tourism.

Explore the city’s rich history as you see a different facet of what we know to be Russia.

Essential travel information and Yaroslavl Oblast tips for your visit

  • The winters here are freezing cold; do wear heavy duty Thermal wear when you visit the place in winters.
  • Try to stay close to the historic centre of the city as a majority of attractions are located here.
  • Springs are warmer than winters but can still get unpredictably cold.
  • Know the pollution level of Yaroslavl Oblast before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 83.33 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 66.67 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 66.67 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 62.5 (High)
  • How safe is Yaroslavl Oblast for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Yaroslavl Oblast.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 83.33 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.67 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Yaroslavl Oblast is 84.49 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 51.47 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 55.5 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 80.75 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.67 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 29.59 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.2 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 52.85 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Yaroslavl Oblast

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.07 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 66.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 59.19 USD

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