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Krutitskoe Podvorye, Moscow

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Still functioning as an ecclesiastic estate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Krutitskoe Podvorye has survived dramatic periods of upheaval and neglect over the centuries. Passing from the church to the military in the late 1700s, the complex was used as a storehouse, barracks, and prison; it functioned as a museum during the late Soviet period, and finally fully returned to the church in 1996. The complex contains two churches, the metropolitan's (bishop's) residence and gallery, a riverside dormitory, and a set of 19th-century wooden houses. Don't miss the intricately detailed ornamentation and holy icons of the Dormition Cathedral (Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin), which houses an upper and a lower chapel, both of which are lavishly decorated in blue and gold. To visit Krutitskoe Podvorye on your trip to Moscow, use our Moscow trip generator.
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  • This Patriarchal metochion-branch of the historical Museum of Russia, is located a stone's throw from "Proletarian" Novospasskoye monastery and the tombs of the Romanovs
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  • One of the best of the monasteries, it quietly in nikitniki, a little left of people, great monuments. Nobody bothers you can stroll and relax from the noise of the big city. Ministers do not strain and normally relate to visitors. One of the most NORMAL Orthodox monasteries moksvy.
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  • Krutitsy metochion is one place in Moscow from the category "for those who know". Not very popular, is not very large, not in the middle. Compound was in ruins for a long time, and now is not yet done, although rehabilitation work and carried out. This place is a historic complex of buildings, which began in the 13-th century. A monument of architecture of 17 century. Since 1991 year compound is administered by the Patriarch and here are some church services. Overall, this place is worth a visit, but I liked it moderately, seemed somehow unfriendly that Lee.
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