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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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  • Very high energy, a lot of graves of famous people, just very nice and be there somehow especially glad and anxious for a bit. If you come to visit, not for the bustle of the day. This place is good to breathe and molchitsja. I also noticed there is a small monument in the square utochkam, very touching.
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  • You must see this place in the fall with all the leaves ablaze! I've been every fall for 20 years. Good actually anytime but nicer in late spring through late October. 
  • I went to Novodevichy with 3 little kids. All with states. We enjoyed a park inside the Convent walls and a walk around the lake. We visited churches and lit the candles. Everything was interesting an...  more »
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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