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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  • There's not only the monastery, but has a lot of interesting things ... Was 3 days in August, 2015. We had days at 5. The trip is a pilgrimage soon (don't wait for rest and relaxation, it's not on the beach). The trip for those who are interested in the history of Russia, who want to visit one of the most important holy places of Russia. I advise you to live in the private sector, there are all conditions to cook their own meals. Shoes and comfortable clothes, a raincoat. I flew to the island of airplane (19 seats) from Arkhangelsk 50 minutes. Familiar travelled via g. Kem (Karelia) and further along the White Sea where the 45 km (4:00). Perhaps I will fly had not yet time to visit on some excursions.
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  • Place with a heavy history and particular spirituality. The place where I want to pray and want to return. Interesting excursions, a kind of architecture. On the territory of the restoration works are underway.
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  • Hello, All. Want to talk about their impressions of the Solovetsky monastery. Since I got there with my husband as the Restorer of the work can tell another medal this beautiful hand which offer tourists. To begin with, that it is better to go to the island and bring no small amount of money, because everything there is expensive, prices in Moscow something expensive and something can be cheaper for example bread (just stand in the store 35r., a dozen eggs, 70r. 120r. in winter, etc.). At the monastery there is a shop for baking bread, rolls, kvass, fruit candy, and much more. But can you warn people work there milestones without San, unsanitary conditions, and most importantly, head of Kostya and his brother Dima is not very adequate people, especially his brother Dima who bakes bread being alcoholic and sometimes comes down to the fact that banks with a beer stand right up there with dough for bread, and when you come for bread beer stands right in front of you and not someone who is not ashamed to remove beer from the human eye so it turns out the bakery at the monastery but the saddest thing is that Kostya as his Br. ..
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  • Good place ... I want to go there again ... and not for a week. .. And to be there for longer. ..
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  • Poor rich area
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  • You can get two types of transport from three places (outside the period of navigation-only plane) from Kemi (port Rabocheostrovska) and Belomorsk (preferable for more comfortable, but longer) by boat or by plane from Arkhangelsk. Breezing in there at night. To fully get to know these islands, there is a need to stay there for a week. Move very comfortably on the bike rental stations benefit thereof in bulk. Bank cards only in hotels, there is a branch of savings bank (no ATM). Live in hotels, camping or good people. Bond catches only a megaphone and MTS. Quite a lot of money eating tours and museums. Beautiful places, buildings, interesting, but a bit of a sad story. P.s. currently in the main complex is not allowed-active is the restoration of temples and buildings. You can only walk in the yard, some churches and part of the wall. In some premises are not allowed outside excursions, you can either sign up or subtly merge into it.
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  • Nature amazes all islands to the solovetsky monastery history. One Beluga observation causes the desire to come here again.
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