Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Russia  /  Central Russia  /  Moscow  /  Historic Sites  /  Vysoko-Petrovsky Monastery

Vysoko-Petrovsky Monastery, Moscow

4.8
#23 of 210 in Historic Sites in Moscow
Historic Site Tourist Spot
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.
Create an itinerary including Vysoko-Petrovsky Monastery
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
57 reviews
Google
4.9
  • 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 »
Google
  • Amazing! A treasure! Must see.
  • MUST SEE
  • a must place to visit!
  • Nice place, beautiful, ancient. On the territory of the monastery a few temples, admission is free. Not crowded, with the exception of weekends, when guided tours. Believers, it's probably best to visit on weekdays, when there is the opportunity to quietly, thoughtfully to pray. Father friendly. The only thing you need to be careful when visiting the refectory. The Fed is indeed tasty, but too often wrong calculations, and put the plate smaller, more. If the dining room is open to visitors, it equates to caterers, object must be certain performance standards, rather than as God blesses, excuse the pun. Although in this holy place can and does not worth to pay attention to it, but nonetheless. And the rest are all very cool.
    View original
  • Beautiful monastery. It is obvious that requires reconstruction and has long been its demands. On the territory of the lively: come the Group of tourists and pilgrims. Nice has a refectory, but we came to a close, pojetosu about the taste of dishes remains anyone's guess.
    View original

Plan your trip to Moscow

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Moscow

The capital of Russia and a huge metropolis, Moscow offers a plethora of different types of accommodations. Many renowned hotel chains are represented in the city, and some of its hotels rank among the world's most luxurious and expensive. Those traveling on a more modest budget can choose among the boutique or Soviet-era hotels. There are also numerous hostels and short-term rental apartments throughout the city. When choosing a place to stay, especially if you're only planning for a short visit, always bear in mind the size of Moscow. Staying too far from the center might mean that the precious time you could spend on sightseeing will be wasted in traffic and transport.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Moscow by other users

9 days in Russia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg BY A USER FROM INDIA April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Moscow BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Russia BY A USER FROM SERBIA September, beaches, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Yaroslavl & Moscow BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Moscow BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Moscow BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 57 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Moscow BY A USER FROM BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Moscow BY A USER FROM RUSSIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 36 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Russia & Scandinavia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans