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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  • A pleasant visit to the convent, free entry, well-groomed territory, houses in excellent quality inside, think for pilgrims. Stunning winter Apple Orchard. The main temple is closed in winter. We were alone, a pleasant walk.
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  • Very beautiful architectural ensemble. The main building here is the snow-white Cathedral with skilful slim Bell Tower. In administrative note, avoid this punishment cell where contained do not observe discipline women. The monastery served as a real prison for many famous Princesses and Queens in Russia, in most cases, trapped here by banal love affairs of her husband.
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  • The history of this convent was the main attraction for me. It is so beautiful and serene. It's definitely a must see!