Because of its favourable location on the river, the town became an important trade center in the beginning of the 13th century. At the times of Tartar invasion (13th-14th centuries) Yaroslavl was burned and demolished, but in the 15th century it was mostly restored and rebuilt and became an important commercial center again, for a period of time it was the second richest and powerful city in Russia, after Moscow.
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Getting to and from Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl is an ancient big Russian city, 240 km north from Moscow.
Alyosha Popovich Dvor
Another centrally located and surprisingly tastefully decorated hotel is Alyosha Popovich.
DudkiBar is a quite decent place to have a drink.