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Vysoko-Petrovsky Monastery, Moscow

(4.7/5 based on 50 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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  • 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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  • Highly recommend walking in this monastery on the tour, even one. In the Centre of the capital on the same territory and many churches including the monastery, now under renovation, but still amazingly beautiful. And Bell ringing is beautiful. For those who are hungry and beautiful perceives only on a full stomach is a refectory, where you can eat cheap and tasty, just remember that post and in foods, too.
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