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. 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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  • Monastery prison Museum of history. Visit and be proud of our history. Remember how it all began. Church nuns and tourists. A view of the high coast where is located the monastery!! Our history!
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  • The place is definitely worth a visit. You can make beautiful pictures of the stunning beauty of the temples. Lovely photos obtained from the observation deck at the Spaso-Evfimieva monastery.
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  • The monastery is located in the floodplain of the river Kamenka and constitutes a perfectly preserved, very well maintained an ensemble of churches for impregnable, even by today's concepts, stone walls. The monastery took tonsure noble ladies and even the ex-wife of Ivan the terrible, so cells for nuns completely different than in the rest of the monasteries. Holiness, piety and power of this place is felt as soon as you cross the gates of the monastery! Highly recommend!
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