The city of Vladimir is located in the central region of Russia, approximately 180 km to northeast of Moscow. A large transport highway connecting Moscow and N. Novgorod passes through the city. Vladimir is located on the high west shore of the Klyazma River. Almost all the city sights are located in the historical center of the city, extending from west to east in the direction of Bolshaya Moscovskaya ulitsa, specifically from the city department store "Valentina" to the Hotel Vladimir.
The city borders of the thirteenth century stretched across the hill from west to east from the Golden Gate, and approximately up to the present area of Frunze square with a monument named for the revolutionary of the same name. In the center of this area, there was a small internal fortress that served to strengthen the Assumption cathedral and the Cathedral of St. Demetrius.