The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), Suzdal
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At The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), time seems to stand still. Established in the 14th century, the monastery was the place where the influential men of Moscow would banish their unwanted wives and daughters. Today nuns inhabit the convent (and they're there of their own free will), but everyday life in the monastery remains as it was back in the early days. Soak in the atmosphere, walk the maintained grounds, and glimpse examples of Russian religious art and architecture. These include convent houses and several churches, the largest of which is the 16th-century Cathedral of the Intercession. When visiting the convent, be mindful of its purpose as place of prayer and seclusion. A visit to The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Suzdal family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Beautiful old monastery, with a rich history. In this monastery were famous historical personages, including the first wife of Peter I. Lovely dining room where guests are always welcome!
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  • Winter timetable one church, not rich. Beautiful architecture of the main Cathedral. Wooden residential log cabins. Wall. Look at the other side. Next 2 Church, closed in winter
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  • The old monastery with restored traditions. A beautiful bell tower and the whole architectural complex is well restored and pleasing to the eye!
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