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Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, Rostov

(4.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The monastery is a very beautiful architecture, were late in the evening, it was already bad. Came to the vigil. Men's monastery. To the right of the altar, the relics of St. Dimitry of Rostov. prelate left descriptions of the lives of the Saints. So saying, "who venerates SVT. Demetrius, due to pray all saints ". Whew. Yes, right at the entrance to one of the columns of a rare icon of St. St. Nina.
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  • Magnificent monument of architecture of the 18-19 centuries, more pompous than, of course, 16 century, felt, built and decorated with panache. But it is very interesting how the blending of architectural styles and the monument of its time. The magnificent statues and bas-reliefs, spires. The appearance is different from all the monasteries around-recommend to consider as a historical monument, the history of the Saints and their relics themselves very mixed, of course.
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  • Beautiful place, its location right on the shores of Lake Nero. We walked along the shore, from the point where the Memorial Cross. The monastery is visible from afar. The territory of the monastery, the monastery of well-managed fully working, that Russia unfortunately uncommon. We liked.
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