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Donskoi Monastery, Moscow
(4.7/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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  • Beautiful monastery, something similar to Novodevichy) within many different churches, the old cemetery with beautiful monuments, so there is little refectory) is a good place for quiet walks through the city)
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  • This monastery has many buildings that are all looking very old and tired and are in desperate need of refurbishment. They are currently doing a lot of building work in the grounds so be prepared to g...  more »
  • historical place, a beautiful temple, a place where the history of the Russian State, and the great people of our country, a monastery, if there is an opportunity and a desire to visit
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  • The monastery stands out in that it (partially) preserved necropolis 16-19 centuries. I.e. historic Moscow cemetery for notables. In particular, there buried Uncle Pushkin (the poet was at the funeral), Smirnova-Rosset, Chaadaev and many other prominent people 18-19 centuries. There is a book La Cherejskogo "Pushkin and his Entourage". There lists a variety of curriculum vitae. With him is interesting to wander through the necropolis. One of the photos shows hosted State Cemetery in Soviet times. In 80-ies it was my favorite place in Moscow. Yes, the devastation-but felt "spirit of place", a special mood. Unfortunately then there began a big change. One of the Priors was fond of patriotic ideas. This is good-but I'm not sure why it was placed among the graves samples of military equipment (see photo). While rigidly confined to the days when it was possible to enter the monastery. Last year I visited the monastery in the midst of reconstruction. He actually shot to smithereens. The saddest thing is that this is the case the State has deteriorated sharply in the necropolis. Somehow visually less become tombstones (although I don't specifically essno believed). Sorry if authentic ancient cemetery finally zagubjat. At the same time, thanks to the construction mess was able to visit all the "nooks and crannies" of the monastery. In normal times, admission is always closed. On one of the photo visible fruit garden behind the House of the priest. Never before had I not seen the open font (photo). In General, this is an interesting place worth visiting (preferably previously acquainted with literature that "context").
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  • Twelve years tried to visit the service at the Church on Sunday, during this time many perevidal temples-but such a shrine, with graves of notable and reputable persons inside the church 18 century see first though was, in the Peter and Paul Fortress "St. Petersburg" and "Cathedral of the Archangel in the Kremlin, Moscow saw the tombs, Crypts, crayfish with Princes and Kings-General who just let it be the Earth down, and who and heaven above will be solved.
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  • Ancient monastery with an amazing history. Many historic graves. Here at the back wall-BAS with exploded the Temple of Christ the Savior.
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  • I lived near this beautiful monastery for a very long time. And would love to visit it again. Not forgotten feelings.
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  • Historic site of national importance. Is impressive! And yet there's a shop very delicious cakes!
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