If you haven’t been to Yaroslavl Spit, you haven’t been to Yaroslavl. That’s what locals say about their city.
Formed by the junction of the Volga and Kotorosl rivers, Yaroslavl Spit is the place from where Yaroslavl begins — both historically and territorially.
In the 9th century, the spit became home to a Finno-Ugric community and, a century later, Prince Yaroslav Mudry came here and killed a bear with a spike that looked very much like the shape of the spit. According to the legend, it was then, in 1010, that Yaroslavl was founded.
Just like in old times, today the spit is the heart of the city. The views opening from there are amazing — in whatever direction you look.
The snow-white Assumption Cathedral with its golden domes, the beautiful park with gorgeous landscaping, the choreographed fountains set to light and music, the impressive granite monument topped with a golden double eagle in honor of the 1000th anniversary of Yaroslavl — everything about this place strikes with its natural splendor and powerful theming.
Yaroslavl Spit is favored by both locals and tourists. Great photos are guaranteed!