Route: Kargopol

Route: Kargopol
Route: Kargopol

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Route: Kargopol

Kargopol - an ancient city in the Arkhangelsk region (founded in 1146), in 2009 it will turn 863 years old. Kargopol stretched along the banks of the beautiful Onega River, which originates in Lake Lacha.

• In the city center, on Cathedral Square, there is a whole constellation of unique architectural monuments of the Russian North. One of them is the Cathedral bell tower. It offers a panorama of Kargopol and its environs. To the south is the Old Market Square.

• In the north - Resurrection Church. The domes of its churches rise high above the small town: the Nativity of the Virgin, the Nativity of Christ Cathedral, the Church of John the Baptist, the Church of the Resurrection, the Church of the Annunciation, the Church of the Most Holy Life-Giving Trinity, the Church of Zosima and Savvatiy.

■ Go

• Marvelous monuments of wooden architecture can be admired in the surroundings of Kargopol - in Saunin, Oshevensky, Lyadiny, Lekshmoozer, Ryagov, Kalitinka.

• Take a look at the Kargopol Museum, the Bereginya Association, the White Sea Patterns, where you can get acquainted with the works of talented masters of the past and present. The range of their creativity is wide: painting, graphics, clay toys and dishes, woven birch bark and woven things.

■ Souvenirs

• For several years in a row Kargopol has been hosting the Festival of Russian Folk Craftsmen - a fun noisy fair. And this year it was held from 19 to 21 June. Here you can buy souvenirs, photographs of the city, toys, dolls, baskets, rugs and many other things made by craftsmen. Welcome to a wonderful, kind old city!

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