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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  • 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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  • Здравствуйте, Всем. Хочу рассказать о своем впечатлении об Соловецком монастыре. Так как я с мужем туда попала как реставратор по работе могу рассказать другую медаль этой красивой стороны какую препо...  more »
  • All very interesting, but you've got to walk on their own, without the treadmill Guide and crowds of tourists and pilgrims around you. And it is better to go in two or three years, when the monastery will be free of scaffolding, will be visible in the whole splendor, and you will be able to access different transitions and has not restored premises. Also highly recommend monastery cakes and marmalades, jams, as well as the monastery shop with interesting books.
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