Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, Suzdal

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Visit Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, a World Heritage Site boasting multiple architectural monuments: a cathedral, refectory church, campanile, church with a hospital block, dormitory, and the jail known as the cruelest in Russia. In 1352 the Prince of Suzdal and Nizhny Novgorod, Konstantin Vasilievich, founded the monastery, which bears the name of its first abbot. Notice the complex's pink walls and 12 distinctive towers. Go to the small square, surrounded by the massive cathedral topped with five large onion domes, and step into the refectory church and campanile crowned with a clock tower. The church is one of the earliest architectural monuments with a hipped roof. Look for the 16th-century murals depicting the saint abbot Evfimy on the south side chapel. To visit Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex on your holiday in Suzdal, and find out what else Suzdal has to offer, use our Suzdal tour planner.
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  • Very much worth the visit to this Monastery, sitting at the top end of the town, above the Kamenka river, we approached by crossing a footbridge below the wall coming from the Intercession Convent. If...  more »
  • This is a monastery that is not now occupied and it operates as a museum. We has a tour as part of a guided tour onthe area and so it was interesting. Parts of the monastery have displays of artifacts...  more »
  • The staff is non-welcome. Does not worth visiting without a guide. Except the bell ringing every day at noon.  more »

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The available accommodation in historical Suzdal blends well with the town's cozy and traditional atmosphere--you won't find any steel, glass, and concrete towers here. Instead, most of the city's hotels and guesthouses are situated inside traditionally styled edifices, ranging from wooden cabins to countryside villas. These include luxurious resorts with full amenities, charming boutique lodgings, as well as several budget-friendly options.
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