Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Solovetskiy Patriarchal Monastery, Solovetskiy
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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. Plan to see Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Solovetskiy Patriarchal Monastery and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bolshoy Solovetsky vacation builder.
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  • Monastery in August 2016 was still under restoration parts. Inside a very atmospheric-wall, bottom which consists of huge boulders, wooden roofs, the old brick on the walls of the inner courtyard. Is where to wander. On the territory of a pair of museums were in two. Climbed into prison. Ate monastic rolls (the most delicious food from otvedannoj us on the island), drank kvass (intoxicating feels like). In General, I recommend a visit. On the other hand, by you will not pass if we were on the island.
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  • Reaching Solovki is an experience in itself and getting to this mythical island in the middle of the white sea is a key part of the journey. We visited Kiji the day before and Solovki was our final st...  more »
  • 30 years ago we visited this beautiful place. Of course, mixed feeling did not leave for a minute: were all thrilled by the beauty of these places, but the bitterness of those events not stopped. This year our buddy-artist visited these places. The exhibition of his paintings, I saw a lot of familiar.
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