Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Solovetskiy Patriarchal Monastery, Solovetskiy

Explore the World Heritage Site of Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Solovetskiy Patriarchal Monastery, which first served as a citadel of Christianity and later was used as labor camp. Established in 1436 by a group of monks among the once-hostile islands of northern Europe, the town grew into an economic and political center of the White Sea region. Visit the central square with complexes of towers, cathedrals, and churches dating back to the 16th century. The north section features ancient workshops, clothes cellars, and lodges. Find out how the residents produced their food here and how they maintained personal hygiene at the time. You may even encounter the monks that live at the site today. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Solovetskiy Patriarchal Monastery and many more Solovetskiy attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Solovetskiy trip itinerary planner .
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  • Solovetsky monastery was founded in year 1436 in the lands of the Novgorod Republic monks Zosima and Herman. The first monastic settlement on the Islands appeared somewhat earlier — in the year 1429. Founders Hermann and Savatii [1]. Until March 1682 onwards, when the Diocese of Holmogorskaja was established, the monastery was within the Novgorod diocese. The heyday of the monastery in the 16th century, linked to the activity of hegumen Philip (Kolychjova), elected in the year 1548 the monastery Cathedral and erected in a dignity of the hegumen Novgorod Archbishop Theodosius. Hegumen Philipp has put a lot of work on internal and external landscaping. Large cash deposits from the King and other benefactors gave the opportunity to build two large temple: in honour of the assumption and Transfiguration. The last were transferred the relics of the founders of the monastery — Saints Zosimus and Savvatii. The King of the duty-free law salt [2] and exemplary economic endeavors Philip monastery became a rich industrial and cultural center of Northern Pomerania. Philip arranged network of canals between the numerous lakes to solovetskii Island, put on them, built a number of new buildings, increased household equipment; the Pomeranian lands has increased the number of salt varnic, was organized first in Korelskom County zhelezodela ...
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  • Go to the Solovki is a trip to the travel time but also a immersed in a rich and turbulent history to which one cannot remain insensitive. Originally this building served as a monastery for religious but also military construction before serving Gulag at the beginning of the 20th century. Today the monastic life took over these rights, but it is still possible to visit this Mecca of Russian history. We walk in June 2013 and of important restoration works were in progress.
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  • Monastery-fortress looks very impressive. Especially me and my friends struck huge stones, of which built the walls and buildings of the monastery. Beautiful view on it from the sea and from the Holy Lake. Very interesting excursions to the Sekirnuju mountain, the Botanical Garden, swimming boating on inland lakes and journey to the island, where Zayatsky mazes are laid out in the ancient stones. I especially enjoyed the excursion to Cape Based, where admire games herds of belugas. Wonderful guide, unfortunately, did not record his name in great detail and knowledgeably about the lives of these whales. I liked everything!
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  • Tacked to a bunch of made there photos, but they somehow disappear! What's the problem? Delirium with that Google ... There are in this place something everlasting. I want to be there again. Despite the tragic historical events connected with this place, the Islands have a strong attractive effect. There's your microclimate and very beautiful place! Big Solovki Island entire paved Lakes! Whoever was there, indifferent to Northern beauties.
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  • Solovetsky monastery is a holy place for every Russian man, the spiritual heritage of our nation. The majestic nature of the Russian North, the charming sunset on the shore of the White Sea, air saturated aromas of herbs and flowers. In the monastery are ongoing restoration work. Much has been done than in the past, but would like to see these works were more active. Bother poky Wharf, a terrible road 16 century, leading to the Sekirnuju mountain, destroyed the hotel Tamara ... but the Solovetskij monastery is a Northern Pearl of Russia.
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  • To explore all the attractions of the Solovets Islands. not enough weeks. Visiting here again. you want to come back here again.
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  • Solovki-a unique place in Russian North! Be sure to visit at least once in their life! The brightest impressions. Strength, power, will, intelligence, patience and greatness! The best excursions to walk and ride with "independent guides. Tours are excellent, thoughtful, well-organized. The guides are all well and fun to all tell the truth)))) strongly repeated on different tours) tours from State Museum luchshe don't walk, at least in private on the Kremlin, soloveckomu t k. conducting students interns, and pay you for both professional tour guide. As a result, students may not answer the questions because "their metodichke nothing written about this"))))) Stayed in a guest house at Florensky! SUPER home!))))) The present Museum of applied arts. The hostess just molodchinka!)))) Best Café "Wardroom". Not expensive, delicious and quick!)
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