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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  • 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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  • It is a place of incredible beauty and amazing energy! Here is quiet and grace that I want to stay here for long. Beautiful architecture, fascinating history. Here really need to visit!
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