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Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, Rostov

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Walk among the extensive gardens and admire the distinctive architecture of the cathedrals and churches at Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery. Located on the outskirts of the city, the monastery, founded in the 14th century by St. Iakov of Rostov, sits on the edge of a lake and features a combination of different styles and architectural forms, including Neo-Gothic towers and a mixture of Baroque and Neo-Classical churches. The Dmitrievskaya Church was built in the classical style, funded by Count Sheremetev, while the Savior Transfiguration Cathedral was built in the 17th century and once belonged to another monastery. The oldest building on the grounds is the Cathedral of Conception of St. Anna, constructed in 1686. Visit the holy water spring in the front upon entry to the property. Enjoy bread and beer made by the monks in the cafe in the monastery. Note that there are fees for taking photographs inside the churches, climbing the towers, and gaining access to the walls surrounding the monastery for views of the lake. Scarves and long skirts are required for any women entering the churches, and are provided at the entrance to the monastery free of charge. Plan to visit Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rostov attractions using our Rostov trip itinerary builder.
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  • This is a lovely peaceful place well worth visiting Ladies you will have to wear an apron-wrap as well as covering your heads. Recommend climbing the tower In the corner for the lake view. The gift sh...  more »
  • Beautiful City with great monuments, it is a shame that the time taking her harvest. Can imagine how beautiful it was hundreds years ago! But to come and visit necessary nee it!  more »
  • The views of the monastery from Lake Nero are stunning. The views from outside are also wonderful. Unfortunately, the interior has some lapses in taste. Who was the architect who thought that a Greek ...  more »