The beautiful capital of Russia’ Kostroma district is located on the Volga River and is one of the main locations for vacations in the country. The city Is visited by nearly half a million people annually and often take advantage of the one-day round tour. That, however, is far from enough to be able to visit every interesting area the city has to offer. In the following article, I will try to sum up the best places to visit in Kostroma.
The Fire Tower
Among one of the most popular Kostroma attractions, the Fire Tower was originally built in 1915 in Omsk, Russia and was the building of the fire-fighters. Its sizeable height allowed them to instantly notice any occurrences of fire, to which they momentously reacted. At the time it was one of the few metal buildings in the city as most of the houses were building from wood. The idea for such a structure was quite innovative and proved to be quite efficient.
The city of Omsk was created in 1716 in Western Siberia and quickly developed during the late years of the 19th century as Russia invested into the Trans Siberian Railway.
Mikhail Romanov was a Russian Tsar in the 17th century. His social status slowly, but surely gained popularity which lead to him taking the head position in the country. The castle though was not built by him, but rather his granddad during the rule of Ivan the Terrible. After Ivan’s death his granddad became a very influential official, however, the built resistance crushed him and forced him out of Moscow.
After Mikhail managed to regain the former glory of the family, he and his family moved to Moscow, and the Romanov Chambers were left to rot, later in the end of the 19th century the ruler of Russia to renovate the building as a tribute to his predecessor. Currently, it is one of the best places to visit in Kostroma.
Museum of Wooden Architecture
This is one of the newest Kostroma attractions as it was established in the late 60s of the previous century. It is a place where the wood work from all across the world is displayed in a gallery. It holds both structures of the past and modern architectures. Russians take great pride in their woodwork as it was their main source for building houses for centuries. There are many designs of beauty in the gallery and taking a tour in the museum is certainly one of the interesting things to do in Kostroma.
Be sure to check out all of the previous locations when you go on a tour in Kostroma. There are historical monuments as well as natural attractions which make the overall enjoyment of the trip quite pleasant. Take time to discover new areas which are not covered in the article and dwell into the amazing Russian culture.