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Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, Rostov

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Religious Site
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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  • Nice and quietly located within the walls of this monastery. Well groomed and neat territory, slowly restored structures inside the temples reigns peace and namolennost'. The monastery is a very big history: founded in 1389 by the Bishop of Iakovym. Hence the name "Yakauleuski". Once in the local cathedral were the relics of St. Demetrius of Rostov, the monastery became known and "Dimitrievskim". There is a small chapel, which beats the source. The truth is that water is strange-orange. There is also a viewing platform in the corner tower, which you can climb. And it's best to take a tour to learn about this monastery (ask at the Lodge at logon prompt). Just outside the walls of the monastery is a small Bazaar, where you can always buy fresh village products.
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  • Very well-groomed and beautiful territory, buildings in good condition. Temples are active. The place is quiet and pleasant.
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  • It is better to take a trip to walk alone is not very interesting. A small monastery and gives the impression of novodela. Although in reality it is not.
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