Bogoroditskiy Men's Monastery of Raifa, Raifa

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Bogoroditskiy Men's Monastery of Raifa is located in Raifa. Arrange to visit Bogoroditskiy Men's Monastery of Raifa and other attractions in Raifa using our Raifa travel itinerary planner.
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  • Have been on tours, a good guide, I wonder myself telling a small monastery is open for visiting two temples. Noted feature, almost all Orthodox churches are prohibited from taking pictures, and in the mosques on the contrary allowed. Worth a trip but probably better off without the excursions that would enjoy the atmosphere, feel the energy, and not be limited by time of departure of the bus. I recommend to go twice, once with a guide and once themselves.
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  • The monastery is located on the territory of the Volga-Kama reserve in 27 kilometres north west from Kazan in the Capital area. Raithu monastery was founded in the 17th century hermit Filaret. After the revolution, it was closed. In 30-s monks were arrested and shot. In 2000-OM their glorified in a face sacred as martyrs. . After rebuilding the monastery was returned to the Orthodox Church. The revival began in the 1990 's. Preservation of temples was only 15 percent. A few years later the monastery was brought before the believers in a completely different way. From the Bell Tower offers a beautiful view of the Lake Raifskoe, where lived monastic hermits frog. In ancient times the frogs kvakali and prevented to pray, one of the monks prayed and asked to frogs fall silent, he was heard and amphibians living on the Lake are silent to this day. But costs them depart from the monastery, they immediately start to a croak. Scholars came from France, studied frogs, but to explain this phenomenon. There is a large parking lot for cars and buses. Parking paid 200 rubles. From Kazan is reachable by taxi-approximately 500-650 USD one way.
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  • To my great regret I had not come here in a more interesting weather, would like the summer, but did not happen. But in the winter, the convent is beautiful. There is a plus, because winter tourists are considerably smaller and easier all consider. The only pity is that the Sun was out, shots were gray.
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