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. Make your Moscow itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • I love to come to this small Monastery during any season. It is quiet, peaceful and pleasant for your eyes and soul. Historical and inspirational place! Small museum along with memory for famous icon ...  more »
  • On the banks of the river Yauza River is an extraordinary place, Andronikov monastery. There is still plenty of prayer and grace. The spirit of ancient Rus dispels vanity modern Moscow, leaving her out there somewhere ... for its stone walls. Feeling the heat permeates when hit in the Temple of the Vernicle image in one of the oldest white-stone buildings of Moscow. It is considered that vozvoden he in 1420-years a disciple of Andronicus Andrei Rublev. Andrei rublev painted facades and the Interior of the Cathedral, but only fragments have been preserved on the slopes of the two Windows in the altar of the Cathedral. The Cathedral's interior grey, neotrestavrivannyj-plaster; a small altar pregada with modern icons adorn the temple-all modestly and infinite heat. Walls like breathe a prayer. Coming into service in this small, cross-domed design of the temple, he together with his dynamic composition directs you up ... At the same time unique znamennyj raspev worship "cries out" for prayer. This liturgical chant in the Russian Orthodox Church was formed already in the 12th century, but these days almost nowhere hear ... The main difference with him that Christian culture from the very beginning rejected the ancient musical canons, adopting its own melodic form that meets the challenges of worship-chant, that is singing the lyrics. Music accompanies, adorns the mass, inevitably appealing to sensual perception. A chant is a reading of Psalms, prayers or hymns by using a simple melodic intonation. A chant based on lies the word. The principle of znamenny chant was removed from "spiritual music" as icons-from the painting of religious content. Odnogolosie znamenny chant helps focus, rather than dispels it as adopted in many temples of polyphonic singing.
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  • After watching her husband film Andrei Rublev, we wanted to get acquainted with the works of the great Russian masters, decided to visit his Museum, which is located within the walls of Spaso-Andronnikov monastery. Presenting all these buildings looked 5-6 centuries ago, it is impossible not to admire how sweated all the details of the monarchs and how exactly was chosen for the construction of the monastery!
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