Founded as a fort by Vladimir Monomakh of Kiev in 1108, Vladimir rose briefly under Prince Bogulubsky to become one of the most important towns in Russia.
Though the town has slipped from prominence it still retains some of the nation's most beautiful buildings from those halcyon days, and offers the chance to meet the locals in a relaxed, unpressured environment.
A few small museums in town compliment the Assumption Cathedral, containing murals dating back to 1161, and the nearby Cathedral of St Dmitry with its magnificent stone carving and masonry work.
A little out of town the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl sits peacefully in a splendid waterside setting.
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