Cheboksary is a city located on the right bank of the Volga, the last link, which is still considered the Upper Volga, but territorially belonging to the Volga region.
It combines, maintaining a delicate balance, both ancient buildings and modern skyscrapers with monuments, organically fitting into itself the greenery of parks and the silence of alleys.
Historical information about the city.
- The exact date of foundation of the capital of the Republic of Chuvashia is not known. According to the archaeological excavations of Professor V.F. Kakhovsky, the first urban settlement on this site arose around the 13-14th century at a time when a mixed Bulgaro-Chuvash settlement existed here.
- Based on the analysis of the maps of 1375 and 1459, it was found that the city of Veda-Suar is located on the site of Cheboksary, the name of which is considered to be the original. The first mention in the Russian chronicles, which already had a modern name, refers to the campaigns of the governor I.D. Rune for Kazan in 1469.
The history of the city is inextricably linked with the constant construction and response to fires, so, in the 1660s, the first stone church appeared on the territory of the Kremlin — the Vvedensky Cathedral, which has survived to this day.
The best sights of the city
Cheboksary has a great heritage of the historical past and the most beautiful natural objects, the main of which are:
• Cheboksary Bay — created at the mouth of the Cheboksarka River, its embankment is one of the most popular places for recreation and leisure of citizens.
• Holy Trinity Orthodox Monastery — founded in the middle of the 16th century by decree of Ivan IV in order to attract local tribes to the Orthodox religion. In Soviet times, it was not destroyed, and in 1946 it was given the status of an architectural monument.
• Vvedensky Cathedral — architecture contains elements of the architecture of churches in Moscow. It houses the icon of Our Lady of Vladimir.
• Kuptsa Efimov Boulevard is a pedestrian street with interesting art objects: «Ostap Bender and Kisa Vorobyaninov» and three stones, which are symbols of love, sun and happiness.
• Ethno-cultural park «Suvar» — is a place where the whole history and mythology of the Chuvash people is collected, reflected in sculptures made of wood.
• Resurrection Church — built in the middle of the 18th century in the architectural style of which Russian baroque prevails. It houses the famous icon of the Mother of God «Joy of All Who Sorrow.»
• Square named after V.I. Chapaeva is a good place for a family holiday, which has something to show for history lovers: there is a monument to V.I. Chapaev and the museum, equipped in his house, transported here from the village of Tokhmeevo.
• Church of the Archangel Michael — a snow-white cathedral, the construction of which was completed in 1702. Inside there is an icon, which is called for help in studies.
What transport can be used to get to Cheboksary from Moscow?
The city, like many others in central Russia, has excellent transport accessibility. There are many ways to visit it:
• By car – a distance of 600 kilometers by car can be covered in 9 hours thanks to the main transport artery in the form of the M-7 highway. The bus ride takes a little longer — 10 hours.
• Train — only 2 trains run daily on the route with evening and night departures. The average travel time is 12-13 hours, due to which the main part of the journey takes place at night.
• Airplane — flights also depart 2 times a day in the morning and evening hours. This method is the fastest, since the flight does not take even 1.5 hours.
Why is it worth visiting this city?
Cheboksary is a half-million city with low-rise buildings, one of the cleanest and greenest in the country. In some sources, it is immodestly considered the pearl of Russia. Being the capital of the republic, it has many monuments and unique museums, beautiful parks and a great cultural past.