The first mention of the city is in a fourteenth century ukaz Ivan I, where it is called Aleksandrovskaya Sloboda. In 1513, it attached to the town a palace surrounded by a large garden on the orders of Grand Prince Vasily III, for which he was known to the city as the “Russian Versailles” was built.
Alexandrov city was the capital of Russia for seventeen years, from 1564 to 1581 under Tsar Ivan the Terrible. This is where there was previously, in 1553, died shortly after birth her first son Dmitri, drowned in the river. The abandon of a stick after killing his son, the Tsarevich Ivan on November 16, 1581 in a dispute over the clothes he wore his daughter. From the time of Ivan the current monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin is preserved.
Because of its historical significance and buildings partially preserved sixteenth century, the town of Alexandrov belongs to the so-called Golden Ring of Russia to the northeast of Moscow.
In the resort still finds the Alexandrov Kremlin palace complex with numerous churches like Trinity Cathedral, the Church of the Ascension and the Church of the Crucifixion. You can see the life and work of Ivan the Terrible, through objects as ivory throne, among others that are displayed. Currently the complex belongs to the monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin.