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Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, Rostov
(4.9/5 based on 220+ 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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  • Advise everyone to visit! Out of town we went on foot along the promenade. On the territory of the monastery have skirts and shawls, staff of the temples. Very beautiful temples with columns and have the opportunity to walk along the walls of the monastery (for 50 p) and admire the beautiful view of Lake Nero! Be sure to visit!
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  • Hospitality and tranquility await everyone incoming vessels. Beautiful views (for those who have blogs or just likes to take photos).
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  • Very beautiful place. Points of interest along with the Rostov Kremlin. The good preservation of the buildings. It is a pity only that fails does get into the oldest monastery. He stands outside the monastery and there are somehow special lead occasionally monks excursions. We have three visits did not succeed. I emphasize unrealistic vkusnoty marinated cucumbers and tomatoes in the monastery shop-we already export drawers every time)))
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