Vladimir is a typical starting point of Golden Ring route.
Vladimir region is located on the east of Moscow, between Ivanovo, Moscow, Ryazan, and Nizhegorodsky regions.
The Golden Gates
The Golden gates were built at the western entrance to Vladimir in 1164, when Vladimir-Suzdal principality was ruled by Andrey Bogolyubsky.
Where to stay in Vladimir
Accommodation in Vladimir is cheap comparing to Moscow or St Petersburg.