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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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  • It has become worse than it was. Before come back-it was a very pleasant pastime with the ability to take pictures, meditate on the past. Now photography is prohibited everywhere looks evil eye the cameras. The remainder of the building detached gave someone out, kind of territory now nepotrebnyj feeling poluzabroshennosti. Very sorry.
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  • Hampir tidak kita berpikir bahwa Istana Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich adalah puncak keindahan dalam gaya tradisional lama Rusia, ketika mutiara lain arsitektur Rusia tua muncul di depan mata kita. Itu adal...  more »
  • Historic architectural ensemble in the city centre. It is easy, from the station Proletarskaya (Peasant Outpost). Here remained the Cathedral of the Dormition, beautiful carved gates, Tower and transitions. Farmstead being renovated, but seemed deserted and not particularly comfortable.
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