Suzdal (Су́здаль) is a town in Vladimir Oblast, Russia. It stands 26 km from the city of Vladimir, on the river Kamenka.
The history of the town dates back to at least the year 1024. For centuries it functioned as the capital of several Russian principalities. It forms part of The Golden Ring.
The town operates as an important tourist center, featuring many fine examples of old Russian architecture — most of them churches and monasteries. Walking through the town one might get the feeling every third building is a church.
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