Kostroma is one of the Russian cities that has preserved, in general, its unique and distinctive architectural appearance.

The architectural heritage of Kostroma is very varied: the monuments of ancient Russian architecture; folk wooden architecture; monuments of Baroque and Classicism. A large group of monuments is the so-called «Russian» style of architecture of the late 19 – early 20 centuries. The architecture of the Soviet period is presented by separate buildings in the style of constructivism, neo-classicism of the 1950. Among the monuments of architecture are a number of major historical and architectural complexes, monasteries, churches, chapels, monuments of civil and industrial architecture, landscape art, monuments of residential architecture.
All in all, there are more than 500 monuments of history and culture in Kostroma, including 60 monuments of federal importance.

Kostroma is a city in Russia, the capital of the Kostroma region, standing on both banks of the Volga River.
Kostroma was first mentioned in chronicles in 1213. The official foundation date is believed to be 1152, Yury Dolgoruky was the founder of the town.
Kostroma is an original monument of Russian urban development of the 16-19 centuries, with valuable monuments of architecture and history. The general plan of it was affirmed by Empress Catherine II in 1781.
The town was heavily damaged by fire in 1773. After it, Kostroma was completely rebuilt. All streets were radiating from a single point located near the river.
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Located about 350 km of Moscow.