New Jerusalem Monastery, Istra

(4.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Take a short trip away from the bustling center of the city to visit New Jerusalem Monastery, a site that holds a special place in the history of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery dates back to the 17th century when Patriarch Nikon built it as a residence. He deliberately chose the location that reminded him of the Holy Land and made sure the design mimicked the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. The monastery had a turbulent history, from ransacking during World War II to closing down under the communist regime, but today it again functions as a spiritual community. The monastery's surroundings give you the freedom to admire the architecture and religious art. Admission is free. Using our world travel planner, Istrinsky District attractions like New Jerusalem Monastery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We were at the monastery before the closure for restoration, then traveled to Jerusalem in Israel, and decided to take a look and compare the after opening. The impression is very good, though not yet the auras, namolennosti as in the old temple. But always, in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow after his recovery was so too, but now it is namolennoe holy place. Next to the Novoierusalimskim monastery is a wonderful picture gallery, where you can see many paintings. We spent a wonderful day in this beautiful historic site.
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  • The monastery with an amazing history. Wonderfully renovated. Joined excursions for consolidated groups (250-adults, 100-per child). 1.5-hour excursion very lively and interesting. Minus in the group have collected too much people, and was a bad one can hear the story. Could be safely split the group into two parts and give two guides.
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  • Wonderful historical Museum-monastery. Recently renovated. There are many interesting things to see. Valid. Next opened a museum. Not yet had the opportunity to visit, but next trip to this city necessarily correct.
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  • 比较有代表性的修道院 正在重建中 大部分主体已经完工 虽然是比照着原样修缮的 但是与图片差别很大 主要是材质不同 没有了古朴的气息 新的像暴发户 周边的博物馆和商店还在修建中 几个月内应该就能完工 交通不是很方便 大部分城郊汽车都是半个小时到一个小时一班
  • Has not been fully renovated. The temple itself is in excellent condition, in territory not yet through. And it became as it is not mentally ... Platz any.
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  • Very beautiful place. Not a great distance from the city. Not infrastructure, but I think soon all change.
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  • Pretty much done culturally is restored. Agree with others that the infrastructure yet to establish and develop. While you can get only in the Central and the underground Temple, a large part of the territory still working
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  • All very beautiful, beautiful architecture and was a lot of references to the original Church of the Holy Sepulchre. In the monastery does not stop reconstruction and restoration, but because virtually everything looks novodelom built today, while the monastery has a long history since the mid-17th century.
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