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Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent and Cemetery, Moscow
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A World Heritage Site, Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent and Cemetery counts among Moscow's top cultural attractions. The convent grounds include a majestic five-domed cathedral, built in the early 16th century. The cathedral's lofty ground floor, typical of religious structures built on the orders of Ivan the Terrible, contains some of the country's finest frescoes, as well as a large gilded iconostasis. The complex also includes a six-tier bell tower, which was the tallest structure in 18th-century Moscow. The monastic cemetery, long coveted by prominent Muscovites as a prestigious place of burial, contains the tombs of writers Anton Chekov and Nikolai Gogol. Our Moscow vacation route planner makes visiting Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent and Cemetery and other Moscow attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is the monastery buildings, such as semoran Cathedral was built in the early 16th century. I didn't see well being is the famous bell tower. Mongolia and Lithuania troops greeted hit militarily strategic point but p there. Lake had to wander when Tchaikovsky composed the "Swan Lake" outside the city walls. Buried in the cemetery adjacent to the Khrushchev and Yeltsin.
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  • Wonder of the Russian architecture, beautiful resort. In our case when we visited it, there were very few people and we were able to walk through the gardens and visit without problems the convent and the rest of rooms that make up the. Without doubt, the convent is beautiful, but the small museums that are located inside do not provide much. A visit that is worth doing if you visit Moscow.
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  • Well kept cemetery for Russian famous figures- Prime-ministers, ministers, their wives, many actors and actresses, poets, writers, military heroes etc. 
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  • Orthodox women's monastery in Moscow draws attention to the architectural masterpieces of Russian Baroque. The current convent interesting lots of historically significant buildings – the Mariinsky chambers, the chambers of the Princess Sophia, a Church complex.
  • One of my favorite places in the world!! Make sure to go inside the monastery, it is spectacular!❤
  • Wonderfully scenic and peaceful place. Very well preserved buildings. Perfect example of a religious retreat, but in the center of the city.
  • Architecturally masterful. The cemetery is very interesting. Burial plots of Chekov, Yeltsin, Raisha Gorbachev, Krushchev, Stalins second wife and more. A little bit of a haul to get there, but worth it. No fee for the cemetery
  • Nice to see