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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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  • Two couples, we visited Novodevichy Convent and cemetery on the recommendation of a local lady the day before; thank you. It's a beautiful part of the city, just a few minutes walk away from Sportivna...  more »
  • An amazingly calm place in the bustle of Moscow- great gardens to wander through, beautiful convent and historical displays; loved the history!  more »
  • A 10 minute walk from either metro station, but a peaceful place to visit. Main cathedral was closed for renovation, and took less than 1 hour to see everything.  more »
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  • It would have been a much nicer experience if it did not have all its important parts closed for renovation. It was outrageous that the full ticket price of RUB300 still applied.
  • historical place; looks beautiful at night
  • 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.

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