Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Solovetskiy Patriarchal Monastery, Solovetskiy

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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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  • Location specific. Especially if you live South of the 1000-1500 km. That's not what we're used to seeing on vacation. The harsh nature, sad landscape of the village of Solovki. The fortress and monastery in bad condition. But it is imbued with history and with the blood of many generations of people place. You want to see.
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  • Be sure to visit! The two main attractions of Solovetsk Islands it's nature and the monastery! And nowhere are not escaping;) all roads lead to the monastery.
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