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Vysoko-Petrovsky Monastery, Moscow
(4.7/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
An oasis of silence and spirituality, Vysoko-Petrovsky 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. Use our Moscow vacation trip planner to add Vysoko-Petrovsky Monastery and other attractions to your Moscow vacation plans.
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  • Built from the beginning of 1300, this complex consists of several buildings with stories that share a common destiny. Despite suffering still neglect during the Soviet era, when the monks were virtually barricaded, the structure is slowly restored to its former glory.
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  • I recommend here. A beautiful place in the heart of Moscow, a quiet, cozy. Many temples on the territory of the monastery. Now restored Bell Tower. There are guided tours are free of charge. During big holidays are exhibitions. Take a look at this corner of Moscow, you will plunge into the past and you will like it. Also there is a refectory, you can eat tasty and inexpensive.
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  • Very interesting and beautiful place with a unique history. I advise you to visit the Church Gate, there's all the icons are made of ceramics.
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