St. Petersburg House of the Optina Pustyn Friary, St. Petersburg

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  • Very nice Church, recently restored. The road is rather unimpressive, but it this church is really worth to visit. Great icons, wall paintings. The Church was totally ruined by the Communists and used as a warehouse. Until 1997 it has begun the murals to restore after old photos. The exhibition is accompanied by a famous choir. There is a monastery shop where you can buy self-produced food and a small restaurant. However non-alcoholic drinks.
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  • The current shrine, admission is free. Inside a very beautiful decoration. Along the wall are benches. For women there are shawls and skirts.
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  • we passed this very impressive building every day as the coaches took us between the cruise ship and the city centre. It looks like yet another great orthodox church with several onion domes, and is a...  more »