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Vysoko-Petrovsky Monastery, Moscow

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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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  • Petrovka Street visible Chamber Naryshkins and Gate Church. Long wanted to know that there are on the territory of the monastery. Open: Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh, Tolgskoj icon of the mother of God Church and the Cathedral of St. Peter, Metropolitan of Moscow-the oldest temple of the monastery was built in 1517, already! Bogolyubskaya icon of the mother of God Cathedral still not restored and closed, so no access to the family burial of the Naryshkins under the Cathedral. In General, makes a strong impression! Very historic place, given the almost Imperial patronage! Much has already been renovated and looks good. The forces of the monastery of excursions. There is a quite decent, affordable Refectory. There is a toilet.
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  • This place like it or true believers, or lovers of ancient history. The first can get acquainted with the schedule of worship on the site of the monastery. The service is not in all the churches. Some of them are closed during the winter season, some opened only on special days. For connoisseurs of history would be interesting to know about the first Moscow Metropolitan Peter, who founded and chose this place, the Naryshkins dynasty, whose family crypt is still here, the unique archaeological excavation which still find new artifacts. For example, learn about the starodrevnij well ....
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  • Decided to go here for water coverage on the eve of the Epiphany. A lot of people. All temples are open. Most liked the tent.
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