St. Andrew's Monastery, Moscow

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  • Andrew's monastery is a small, modest and unobtrusive. Categorized as a must have for guests he clearly does not apply, and not every Muscovite to remember where this abode. "Plennicah" monastery as though hidden from prying eyes among centuries-old trees on the slope of the mountains, and the Sparrow from the river it is seen much better than. This monastery is not inscribed in the history of the names of great ascetics, confessors and martyrs for the faith. Its architectural ensemble is very modest and English. But few recall that in the mid-17th century there was opened the first school in Moscow and a school for laymen-the forerunner of the famous Slavic Greek Latin Academy. And on its "multifunctionality" abode of St. Andrew Stratelates, ahead of many famous monasteries in Moscow. At various times it housed a Madhouse, prison, House charity for orphans, Almshouse. In Soviet times, in St. John the theologian Temple was acting Club, and later the entire area occupied the metrological laboratory VNIIMS. Now the monastery territory significantly moved upmarket residential quarter "Green Hills", and "Golden brains hang" of the Academy of Sciences. But the monastery lives, serves to educate ... By the way, it is one of the best and most famous of Sunday schools in the capital.
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  • Guys in January 2017, we purposefully found this historic monastery and visited it. Of course, it's much more compact than its larger brethren, but well preserved, has an excellent architecture and impressive walls. Recommend beforehand to determine the route with the given weather conditions. For example, we did not and long waded in deep snow. Although, of course, you decide ...
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  • At Andrew's monastery-nice, eventful past. And now, in my opinion, quite sad. On the one hand the monastery back rich buildings, on the other hand, something like the Economic Court building hangs on top hotels trashed embankment reconstruction. But the monastery is very needed restoration. Holy place, and feels very convent strives to live, a lot of effort to apply here was Sunday school, so people came here. But money is not enough, it is immediately noticeable.
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  • Small but good
  • One of the oldest monasteries of Moscow. Operates the synodal library reading room. Be quiet. Beautiful views of the river and the city.
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  • The building was constructed in the early 19th century are placed Inside the living quarters and the Synodal library. Previously appeared as the Northeast, Southeast, Northwest and Southwest Corps charities.
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  • Very nice view of the monastery at the foot of the Sparrow hills. You can admire the sunset from the observation deck of the clock, this unity with nature.
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  • Corner of tranquility
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