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Krutitskoe Podvorye, Moscow

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Very old and for the most part unrestored church and complex just outside the Garden Ring and very near the Novospassky Convent, which is worth a visit as well, although the main bell tower is current...  more »
  • My Russian friend said that I've already seen all the main attractions and should go visit something more unusual, so I followed her suggestion and went for a visit to this wiered but unique place. If...  more »
  • Always wanted to visit this place when I'll go to Moscow and wasn't dissapointed at all, a piece of ancient everyday life completely untouched  more »