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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  • Founded in 1364, Prince Dmitry Konstantinovich. In XVI-XVII centuries the monastery was one of the largest in Russia. Starting from the year 1933 in the monastery was located military biological laboratory — sharashka, where prisoners worked the specialists involved in biological weapons. The laboratory was in a monastery until the year 1936. From 1992 onwards in ancient monastery revived the monastic life. The monastery is currently valid.
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  • walked on the territory of the monastery, reached a refectory, ate delicious pancakes. In the winter open only one temple. around continuous appeasement.
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  • Pokrovsky monastery is very beautiful, I will come again in Suzdal to get him better. There can be a long walk and walk.
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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.
  • Back in 1364 monastery was founded, which later became the landmark of the town of Suzdal. It is true that we can see now, differs markedly from the original appearance of the monastery. The first female Pokrovsky monastery buildings were made of wood and it is not surprising that they have not been preserved to our days. Like many other early historical complexes, the monastery was rebuilt in stone. Most of the buildings of this material appeared in 16 century, during the reign of Prince Vasili III.
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  • Pokrovsky monastery is a convent of the Vladimir Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, located on the right bank of the Kamenka River in the northern part of Suzdal. Founded in 1364, Prince Dmitry Konstantinovich, but the current look of the ensemble was formed only in the 16th century, when the monastery turned into a place of imprisonment postrizhennyh a nun to the representatives of the aristocratic families. In XVI-XVII centuries the monastery was one of the largest in Russia. Monastery well renovated, neat and tidy. Within the walls of the monastery and goodness of peace reigns.
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  • An interesting monastery. There is something to see. Very unusual Conception Church Righteous Anna of the most Holy Theotokos of the 16th century.
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  • Visiting this wonderful monastery can be reached on foot and climb a mountain from where you can admire a view of the part of the city and monastery ensemble.
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