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. 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 .
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  • August 18, 2017
    Visited the Suzdal with a daughter (12 years). Lasting impression left female Pokrovsky monastery. After it left a sense of calm and tranquility. Quite accidentally discovered that the relics in the monastery Sofia Suzdal. Local residents told about her help in healing women's ailments, the possibility to ask for the health of children. Everything is provided for those who wandered by accident: once on the territory of the monastery, you will find and shawl and a long skirt. Very recommend!
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  • August 14, 2017
    The territory is big, but you can only go to the temple. Beautiful decoration of the Temple Choir stunning when you are climbing the stairs up to breathtaking.
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  • August 11, 2017
    If you look at the white building is impressive secluded Melissa located around the quiet inside garden is so beautiful
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  • 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.
  • Very atmospheric place with a rich history. Here in the old Moscow rulers sent their wives, sisters and daughters. Here proved to be a 1st wife of Basil | -Solomonija Saburova. In the tonsure was named Sofia. After his death was listed as saints. The relics were buried in the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin. Very friendly, very beautiful monastic choir sings-especially impressive Regent-surprisingly deep and strong voice
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  • Pokrovsky female monastery is situated on the river Kamenka in northern part of Suzdal. Founded in 1364, Prince Dmitry Konstantinovich. the current appearance of the ensemble was formed in the 16th century, when the monastery became a place of exile disgraced Queens and women of noble Boyar families. In XVI-XVII centuries the monastery was one of the largest in Russia. In the year 1923, the monastery was closed and ruined. In 1950-1960-ies of the monastic buildings were restored, they opened the Museum Exposition. In 1980-ies here is tourist-hotel complex with a restaurant and bar. In the Cathedral was a concert hall. From 1992 onwards the monastic life was revived in an ancient monastery. Currently, the monastery is operating. He owns the Cathedral, building almshouses, outbuildings. Izba-cells built anew in the 70-ies in place of dilapidated old houses for the hotel rooms of the suzdal tourist complex.
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  • Here is a good idea. Can't say more. You can go to church and see the many shortcuts with the relics of the Saints over the Windows, in which nothing can be seen. The Interior of the Church humble but beautiful. Suitable for a small visit but not long touches. The territory is fenced from visitors by more than half, but it is understandable-still working monastery. Have a look just to see how it is-some of my friends liked tihost' and modesty of the place.
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  • Pokrovsky monastery ensemble. Suzdal, Vladimir region, Russia, 601293 his image you see on many souvenirs of Suzdal. It is really very beautiful. But here's my friends, created a dual feeling from his visit. Pokrovsky monastery is situated on the river and he stands Kamene off the main tourist trails. Female acting. It certainly is beautiful. But! To visit opened a very small territory. In my opinion, such cultural and historical heritage must be accessible. ... and here-the terms of the ban. In General, any residue of bad I have left ... but maybe it's just me not lucky? Nevertheless, views of the Pokrovsky monastery Ensemble fascinate! The ensemble of Pokrovsky monastery. Suzdal, Vladimir region, Russia, 601293 His image you'll see on many souvenirs of Suzdal. It really is very beautiful. But my friends, had the dual feeling of his visit. Pokrovsky Monastery is located on a Stone river, and it is some distance from the main tourist trails. Women acting. It is, of course, beautiful. But! To visit opened a very small area. In my opinion, a cultural and historical heritage should be available .... and here-the terms of the ban. In general, any precipitate bad I have stayed ... but maybe it's just I was not lucky? Yet, views on Ensemble Pokrovsky Monastery fascinating!
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