The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), Suzdal
(4.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Crossing the gate you find yourself in a holy tranquility spirit. The well kept wooden houses and flowers and the compact smal and humble Cathedral are in peaceful atmosphere. Worth while to pass here...  more »
  • Highly recommend a walk at least by. Come to mind the Royal Chamber of Kievan Rus ' from Russian folk tales.
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  • There were a couple of days in suzdal, read on the Internet that at the monastery there are something like the dining room, dinner only here, very tasty, simple, inexpensive, very pure, delicious pickles, bread. The only pity is that open weekdays only Recommend!
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