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  Susaninskaya Square (Frying pan)
by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 
  • Susaninskaya Square (Frying pan) - Kostroma
      Susaninskaya Square (Frying pan)
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Susaninskaya Square (Frying pan) - Kostroma
      Susaninskaya Square (Frying pan)
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Susaninskaya Square (Frying pan) - Kostroma
      Susaninskaya Square (Frying pan)
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Susaninskaya Square (Frying pan) - Kostroma
      Susaninskaya Square (Frying pan)
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Susaninskaya Square (Frying pan) - Kostroma
      Susaninskaya Square (Frying pan)
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 

The main square of the city (Susaninskaya Ploshchad?) is named after Ivan Susanin, a peasant who became a hero after misleading Polish invaders into a swamp, where they all died.

The square has several buildings of note, clockwise around the northern side are: the Fire Watch Tower (still in use, and under UNESCO protection), the Guard-House (a former military jail ? now a literature museum), the General S.Borshov?s House (the palace of an 1812 war hero, being a hotel for members of the royal family afterwards, now a courthouse) and the Town Hall.
Then you?ll see the main city street ? Sovietskaya and the perfect ensemble of the Arcaded Central Market.
Locals call the square a frying pan, haha!

Directions: You can watch my photo of Kostroma on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 57 46' 0.91" N 40 55' 34.42" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Susaninskaya Square (Frying pan).

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  • Updated Jan 11, 2010
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