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

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  • Just a peaceful place for a walk around this old convent with impressive old buildings not to be missed just so nice !  more »
  • In what is said to be the most beautiful monastery in Moscow, this church is itself perhaps the most valuable building, certainly the oldest (at least in its original form: the majority of these build...  more »
  • 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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