Suzdal is one of the oldest Russian towns. In the 12th century it became the capital of the principality, while Moscow was merely one of its subordinate settlements.
Currently (as of 2019) Suzdal has a population of approximately 10,000, but it is a major tourist attraction. Several of its monuments are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Today, the town operates as an important tourist center, featuring many fine examples of old Russian architecture most of them churches and monasteries.
More than 60 movies were made in Suzdal.