Donskoi Monastery, Moscow

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Donskoy Monastery (Russian: Донско́й монасты́рь) is a major monastery in Moscow, founded in 1591 in commemoration of Moscow's deliverance from the threat of an invasion by the Crimean Khan Kazy-Girey. Commanding a highway to the Crimea, the monastery was intended to defend southern approaches to the Moscow Kremlin.
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  • I would recommend to visit that place for those who want to feel the sense of centuries passing by. If you will be there - visit small cemetery on the right from main cathedral with very interesting.....  more »
  • probably the highlight of my trip the donskoi has something that a lot of other churches have losit its original interior and iconastis truly magnificent interior the cemetery at the back dates to...  more »
  • Nice Monastery and walled garden. A 15 minute walk from the Shabalovskaya Metro station. If you look for Solzhenitsyn's grave, it's behind the main church, close to a small chapel.  more »
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  • A truly beautiful and holy place to be. In the recent years and until present times the monastery is undergoing major renovation works. The area and church looks more beautiful than ever improving every day. The buildings are being restored and the surrounding gardens tended to. It's an amazing and peaceful place to visit. Let the pictures speak for themselves. Советую всем сюда поехать, посмотреть церковь и прогуляться по садам. Особенно после окончания ремонта!
  • Wonderful site, very old and famous monastery. A real sacred and holy place!
  • The altar was very impressive. People were actively working to do restauration of the interior. The monastery is difficult to reach on foot, more than 1 km away from any transportation mean.
  • It’s literally a church, not a tourist site. Yh it is nice, but think while
  • Wonderful Donskoy Monastery!

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