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. Make Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex a centerpiece of your Suzdal vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Suzdal online visit planner .
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  • In the monastery (actually a museum and not a monastery already), films such as "Boris Godunov" for example (from the last) were filmed. And in 12 there for example, a bell concert! Also around 12am the monks sing in the main temple. The place is historical, beautiful and restored as it seemed to me almost completely. There is a café on the territory (everything is fast and tasty and inexpensive), and a toilet, and souvenir shop.
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  • A huge monastery, where you can climb to the fortress walls, visit the real prison, listen to the concert of the Bell ringer (every hour), sit in the shade of the old tree, enjoy the silence or join the treasures of the past.
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  • When visiting Suzdal you should not go to this monastery. This place is a must visit! On the territory of beauty and tranquility. And I recommend to bypass it on the left, to go to the river and to admire magnificent view from above on Pokrovskiy monastery.
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