Cathedral of Smolensk Icon of Our Lady in Novodevichiy Convent, Moscow

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  • Only after paying the entrance we were told that most sites was not open because under restoration. Really unfair. That day he played a football game for Russia and they locked the meter. Without directions we were left to ourselves with a lot of problems to return, finding no one who spoke English and told us where to go
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  • Until 2018 at least I recommend everyone to try the half day at the monastery where there is nothing to see. The smolensk cathedrale.de was like everything else! and the worst thing is that if you have air of tourists on.vous asks to pay admission to monuments while one is open! For the most persistent who would have done throughout the rest on Moscow and surroundings know at least that access to the site is normally free. We pay 400 roubles for an entry in a single monument where the Office was done (300 + 100 for the right to take pictures in fact). Priceless "works" coupled to a cold reception... everything nothing see and therefore wasting his time (Lake beside history of a bite in outgoing and graveyard story to amortize the time lost...)! Better to try other sites!
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  • We went to visit Novodevichy Convent complex coming to metro station Sportivnaya. With 300 rubles we saw the little Museum, the Cathedral of Smolensk air disaster and another Church adjoining, all set within high walls to protect the monastery. In the convent were going to live secondogenite daughters of royalty or nobility. Remarkable inside the Cathedral's iconostasis that is one of the most beautiful of Moscow. The Guide explained that the Church was built, structured and painted in the traditional way and is distinguished by this from similar churches of St. Petersburg that are more europeizzate. The iconostasis is carved woodwork and in the Church completely painted, there are three steps to climb to enter the floor where there is the door that provides access to the place where it is made. The Guide pointed out that there is no music in this type of churches as the Orthodox believe that the man's voice is too beautiful and need no accompaniment. The convent is located south of Moscow and is, in my opinion, certainly worth seeing (forget the museum visit).
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