Uglich is a Volga River cruise port in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia. This historic town has population around 35,000 and covers a total area of 27 km2 (10 ml2). It is located approx 100 km (60 ml) to the south of Voronezh, and approx 600 km (370 ml) to the south of Russia's capital city Moscow.
The town was established in 937 AD. It was first documented as Ugliche Pole (Corner Field) in 1148. Its name is thought to refer to the nearby turn in Volga River.
Town's center features the traditional Kremlin, plus other samples of old Russian architecture, of which particularly notable are the monasteries Resurrection and Alexeievsky. The Assumption 3-tented church (1628) of Alexeyevsky Monastery is a true gem of Russia's medieval architecture. Located close by is the more conventional Church of Saint John the Baptist (1681).
Closer to the river's bank, cruise ship passengers can see the Resurrection Monastery with its large cathedral, belfry, refectory and summer church. All of these buildings stand in a row and date back to the 17th century (1674-1677). Opposite the Resurrection Monastery is the Church of the Nativity of St John the Baptist (1689-1690) built by a local merchant to commemorate the site where his son had drowned.
Older historic sites near Uglich are the church in Divnogorye Museum Reserve and the 17th-century Uleima Monastery (Nikolo-Uleiminsky). Other popular for tourists historical sites include Uglich Kremlin, Epiphany Monastery, Resurrection Monastery, Alekseevsky Monastery, Kazan Church, Korsunskaya Church, Grigoriev-Suponeyev Manor, Ozhigikhin House, Kalashnikov House, Oparins House, Zimin Dvor, Fire Tower, Puppet Gallery, Prison Art Museum, Svistorium Museum (pottery workshop), 19th century urban life museum, Modern Orthodox Art Gallery, Hydropower Museum, 19th century childhood museum, folk toys museum, Uglichsky bells museum, Tsesarevich Museum, Rooster Museum.
Uglich cruise terminal
Departure ports for cruises to Uglich are Saratov, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Kazan, Moscow, St Petersburg. On VODOVOD-operated routes, Uglich is visited on the following river cruise itineraries:
- Moscow-Uglich-Moscow (3-day)
- Moscow-Tver-Uglich-Moscow (4-day)
- Moscow-Uglich-Koprino-Myshkin-Moscow (4-day)
- Moscow-Yaroslavl-Moscow (5-day)
- Moscow-Kostroma-Moscow (5-day)
- Moscow-Kineshma-Moscow (6-day)
- Moscow-Goritsy-Cherepovets-Moscow (7-day)
- Moscow-Plyos-Moscow (7-day)
- Moscow-Kazan-Moscow (11-day)
- Moscow-Kazan-Ulyanovsk-Moscow (12-day)
- Moscow-Kazan-Elabuga-Moscow (12-day)
- Moscow-Kazan-Samara-Moscow (13-day)
- Moscow-St Petersburg (2-3 days)-Moscow (13-14-day)
- Moscow-Perm-Moscow (16-day)
- Moscow-Astrakhan (2 days)-Moscow (19-day)
- St Petersburg-Uglich-Rybinsk-St Petersburg (11-day)
- St Petersburg-Novgorod-St Petersburg (14-day)
- Novgorod-Tver-Novgorod (6-day)
- Novgorod-Kalyazin-Novgorod (6-day)
- Novgorod-Moscow (2 days)-Novgorod (9-day)
- Kazan-Moscow (2 days)-Kazan (11-day)
- Samara-Moscow (2 days)-Samara (14-day)
- Volgograd-Moscow (2 days)-Volgograd (18-day)
- Saratov-Moscow (2 days)-Saratov (16-day)