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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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  • Soothing, tranquil setting! very good walk here. And many of the graves in the cemetery of celebrities. Eternal memory to all of them.
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  • Do not leave Moscow to have summer visit this monastery which is in my opinion the most beautiful of Moscow. The winter you can skate on the lake front or make the sled.
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  • Worth visiting monastery: the religious fervor of ordinary people, if you coincide with a liturgical Act (as happened to us) can be felt. Incredible! The cemetery is seems much to Museum sculpture to outdoor of a level important
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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
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