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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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  • The ancient monastery near Rostov Veliky in Yaroslavl oblast. Lovely story, interesting temples. Here is the famous ashes originator biographies of Saints Dmitry of Rostov. You can book a cheap trip.
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  • Beautiful monastery at the edge of the Lake Nero. Very friendly. You can climb up one of the tour for a better view.
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  • Many monasteries, and he is one. Like air lace differs from all the monasteries of the Yaroslavl region and from all monasteries. Amazing bas-reliefs, sculptures, unusual architecture and temples inside the temple is painted as if it were made of porcelain. Yes, there are many tourists and is always crowded, but visit when you travel to Rostov this monastery must
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