Vysoko-Petrovskiy Monastery, Moscow

4.8
An oasis of silence and spirituality, Vysoko-Petrovskiy Monastery was probably founded in the 14th century by St. Peter of Moscow. Once part of an important defensive ring constructed around the city, the monastery complex contains several churches and other structures. The onion-domed main church, dedicated to the Virgin of Bogolyubovo, dates from the 1600s. Arguably the complex's most famous building is a brick cathedral with a shingle roof, built by Peter the Great's mother in the 17th century. Take a guided tour with a monastery official to learn about the history of the complex and see area's usually closed to the general public. Plan trip to Moscow with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • This very old and famous Moscow monastery and very few foreign tourists will visit it as it is not included into their itinerary. If you have some spair time and would like to see authentic spot...  more »
  • Authentic, not totally restaured but so interesting! This is one of the oldest monasteries in Moscow dating back to the 14th century, when the fist wooden church was built. It gained most of its...  more »
  • A place to eat good home style food for a reasonable price. Open from 10 till 18. Love pirozhki. There is a separate monastery bakery shop as well nearby with 40 percent discounts after 19.  more »

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