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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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  • Probably founded in 1315 because it is already mentioned in old documents dated 1317. Demolitions, reconstructions, renovations and modifications took place during the centuries but the worst happened...  more »
  • This is a beautiful monastic complex, with three temples still used for worship, built in different ages. The place is right in front of the museum of modern art. No ticket here. The atmosphere is lik...  more »
  • You can use this stop also for a lunch break. They service nothing special there, but it is interesting to eat simple Russian food inside a Monastery. You should also try the bakery. Delicious!!!  more »