• Registration Year

    2005

  • Registered Sector

    Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl

  • Regional Secretariat
    Euro-Asia

Location and site

Registration Criteria

C (ii) to exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design;

C (iv) to be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history;

Historical Reference

  • Situated at the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl rivers some 250km northeast of Moscow, the historic city of Yaroslavl developed into a major commercial centre as of the 11th century. It is renowned for its numerous 17th century churches and is an outstanding example of the urban planning reform Empress Catherine the Great ordered for the whole of Russia in 1763. While keeping some of its significant historic structures, the town was renovated in the neo-classical style on a radial urban master plan. It has also kept elements from the 16th century in the Spassky Monastery, one of the oldest in the Upper Volga region, built on the site of a pagan temple in the late 12th century, but reconstructed overtime.
Mr. Vladimir Sleptsov
Mayor
Municipality of the City of Yaroslavl
Andropov Str., 6
Yaroslavl, Russia
150000
Tel:
+7 (4852) 40 40 02
Fax:
+7 (4852) 40 47 38
Email:
ud@city-yar.ru
Mr. Viacheslav Gavrilov
Deputy Mayor for development of Municipal Government & Interaction with Authorities
Yaroslavl City Hall
Andropova St., 6
Yaroslavl, Russia
150000
Tel:
+7 (4852) 40-47-70
Fax:
+7 (4852) 40-47-38
Email:
gavrilovvi@city-yar.ru
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