Veliky Ustyug is the birthplace of Russian Father Frost
Veliky Ustyug is a unique open-air museum. Its main architectural ensembles were formed from the second half of the 17th to the first half of the 18th centuries. The traditional tourist spots of Velikiy Ustyug are numerous monuments of architecture, and the exhibitions of theВ reserve museum. The panorama of the town with merchant mansions and white-stone churches, sparkling golden onion domes will touch your feelings. In winter, covered with snow, they seem to come out of a fairy tale!
Veliky Ustyug is a town of fairy tales, a town of great explorers and craftsmen. This magical town mesmerize its many guests.
The history of the town dates back to the 12th century, the first chronicle of 1147, when the land of the Finno-Ugric tribes in the Yug river basin and in the lower reaches of the Sukhona river was conquered by colonists from the Rostov-Suzdal land. They founded 2 fortress: Gleden is located on a high cape at the junction of the Yug with the Sukhona and Ustyug, in a bend of the left bank of the Sukhona, near the mouth of the Yug (hence Ustyug - the mouth of the Yug river). The town of Gleden was finally destroyed by Viatichi in 1438. Ustyug was destined for a different fate.
This glorious town has gone through many trials.
For a long time Ustyug was under command of the Muscovite princes. Since the end of the 16th century Ustyug officially became known as Velikiy Ustyug.
Book tours on the website ustyug-museum.ru or by phone 8-81738-2-35-76.
This small town surprises tourists with a plenty of ancient buildings. Especially by its brilliant domes of churches shimmering in the sunlight. Veliky Ustyug is famous for its various craftsmen, and especially blackening on silver.В "The Northern blackening" plant is one of the largest in the town. Book tours and visit the store on the website sevchern.ru or by phone 8 -921- 125 -03 -70
Velikiy Ustyug region is also a picturesque natural landscapes.В There are 15 natural monuments and 7 protected naturalВ reserve sites on the territory of Velikiy Ustyug region.