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Monastery of st Ipaty, Kostroma

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Visit Monastery of st Ipaty to see red Romanov chambers that house a historical exhibit and a refectory featuring religious items and old icons. Watch the footage of Tsar Nicholas II and the Romanov family visiting Kostroma in 1913 on a large screen at the entrance. The focal point of the monastery is the Trinity Cathedral, which was built by Tsar Boris Godunov in 1590. It features more than 80 frescoes by a school of 17th-century Kostroma painters. The cafe serves pirozhki and kvass, cooked by local monks. At the market near the monastery, you can buy linen goods and black salt, made only in Kostroma. See Monastery of st Ipaty and all Kostroma has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kostroma tourist route planner.
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  • Beautiful beach, the splendid cathedral! But! Charges for everything literally spoil the experience. An interesting excursion, but older children even will be incomprehensible. And we, the adults, after a while engaged as well, because the story is very much uglubljon in religion. And we would like more to listen and learn about the history of the monastery.
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  • Can be negative reviews about these places? An incredible place with a rich history. Inside the monastery feel such peace. Beautiful monastery.
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  • Absolutely amazing. Seriously, no words. My suggestion is to go there as soon as possible. It opens at 10 AM. They give you free scarves in order to enter the monastery.  more »