Andronikov Monastery, Moscow

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Located on the banks of the Yauza River, Andronikov Monastery contains the oldest church still standing in Moscow. Established in 1357, the monastery complex also includes a spacious refectory and a Baroque church constructed in 1694 to commemorate the birth of Prince Alexis. Medieval walls and towers serve as reminders of a dramatic period in the city's history, when the monastery formed part of a defensive system protecting the eastern section of Moscow's central area. The monastery bell tower, constructed in 1795, remains one of the tallest such structures in the city. The resting place of Andrei Rublev, a noted painter of Orthodox icons and frescos in the 14th and 15th centuries, the monastery also houses a collection of religious art. Put Andronikov Monastery into our Moscow travel itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Moscow.
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  • July 20, 2017
    The Monastery of the Saviour was founded in 1360 and is the oldest example of Russian stone architecture, which still exists at present day. Originally, the Monastery had wooden walls, which functione...  more »
  • May 21, 2017
    On the territory of the former male andronikov monastery is the oldest Cathedral Church outside the Kremlin. The appearance which directly testifies to the fact that this is a very old building. Built in the 13rd century and murals which Andrei Rublev. The monastery is located on the Bank of the Yauza River. Also preserved the Temple of Archangel Michael with the ancestral tomb of Lopychin.
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  • May 7, 2017
    A huge thanks to Dmitry Polyakov for interesting excursion "From Matting before Taganki". It was very interesting to hear about merchants and monks, look at historical sites! Visit places Andrei Rubleva, watch it work, plunge into the ancient atmosphere of Spaso-Andronnikov monastery.
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