The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), Suzdal

4.7
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. Make The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery) a centerpiece of your Suzdal vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Suzdal online tour planner .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery)
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
343 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Clean, quiet, wet place. The entrance to the territory is free. Groomed territory, soaking up this place to the bone marrow. On the territory of the monastery, as well as in all Suzdal, it is easy to breathe, such impression that the whole city is penetrated through prayer.
    View original
  • You come, and it is good, strict charter, many places are closed for laymen, but the central church touches the soul, at the bottom, places of burial of Queens sobering, adjusts on strict mood. The refectory is wonderful, cheap, on the principle of self-service, the food is tasty, you can drink monastic kvass.
    View original
  • This is an active female monastery with great history. Father of Ivan the Terrible sent his then wife here for not begetting the children for him, after nearly 20 years of married life together. The m...  more »
Google
  • Nice architecture and place of worship
  • Although it is indeed very beautiful, you can't really visit most of it, which is a shame.
  • Pokrovsky Monastery in Kyiv is an Orthodox convent located at Bekhterevskyi Lane, 15. It was founded by the Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna Romanova on January 11, 1889. Construction of St. Nicholas Cathedral of the monastery began on August 21, 1896. The first stone of the cathedral was laid by the Emperor Nicholas II, the second – by the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, the third – by the Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna. Construction of the cathedral lasted for 15 years. In 1925, the convent was closed and partially destroyed. It was reopened after the occupation of Kyiv by the German troops in the fall of 1941. In 1943-1945, the monastery was used as a hospital, in 1945-1948 – as an infirmary. The cathedral gained its initial appearance only in 2006-2010. In the 1990s, the wooden Pokrovsky Church was rebuilt in stone. The consecration of the church took place in May 1999
  • Beautiful woman's monastery, half of the territory inside the monastery is closed to visitors because still is an active monastery, nevertheless the place is in outstanding conditions and the views inside are amazing.
  • Beautiful choir singing. Very beautiful temple and monastery. They were in spring, everything was dissolved. Wonderful, atmospheric Trapeznaya. There is no meat, as the nuns do not eat meat. But there is a fish. Not like baking. If you ask to have Ivan tea.
    View original
Places to stay near The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery)

Plan your trip to Suzdal

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Suzdal

View all >
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Suzdal

4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Suzdal

4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Suzdal

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h

Museums in Suzdal

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 30​min
4.3
Duration: 30​min

Nearby attractions in Suzdal

Plans to The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery) by other users

23 days in Central Russia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Russia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Russia BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Russia BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Russia BY A USER FROM MEXICO July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Central Russia BY A USER FROM INDIA July, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Russia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in Russia BY A USER FROM OMAN September, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Russia BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, outdoors, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Russia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Central Russia BY A USER FROM BELARUS July, culture, relaxing, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Central Russia BY A USER FROM INDIA July, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans