Kalyazin

 

Kalyazin is a small and quiet country town.
However, it is an ancient place that has remarkable highlights. During the Soviet times Kalyazin lost some of them and got its unusual attraction in return – the central part of the town was flooded during the construction of Uglich hydropower station and the bell tower of St. Nicholas cathedral found itself on a small island in the middle of the reservoir.
Now this flooded belfry is among the most memorable sights on the Volga.  But you shouldn’t think that all the unique things in Kalyazin went under water.  It isn’t so. You can learn more about the history and traditions of this place in the Local History Museum, which is located in the church of the XVIII century.
Guests of Kalyazin are offered a walking tour around the town, they can also take a boat trip to the bell tower.
Optionally here it is possible to visit the house of Baba Yaga – a Russian fairy tale character.