Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery, Zvenigorod

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Explore the 15th-century cathedral, royal palace, and small church at Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery. Perched on a hill, the monastery was chosen as the suburban residence of Tsar Alexis in 1650. Look for the large belfry crowned with a clock tower, which was erected at the time. Inside the cathedral, you'll see 17th-century wall paintings, the five-tiered iconostasis, and remains of 15th-century frescoes in the altar. If you'd like a snack, the cafe near the spring offers a selection of pastries. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery by using our Zvenigorod travel itinerary planner.
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  • The Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery is nice Russian Orthodox monastery for men, located approximately 60 minutes from the centre of Moscow (by car). The monastery was originally ordered built by prince...  more »
  • The monastery Savvino-Storozhevsky is located in a nice, hilly location. It is by far not as crowded as other similar spots, but offered a very peaceful atmosphere. I was especially impressed by the f...  more »
  • This monastery a little bit faraway from Moscow. But has huge history. Not big one, but beautiful and charm one, has view place to the Moscow river. Has monastery cafe with tasty bred and sweets. One ...  more »
  • A must-see place for any tourist traveling around Moscow. But do not come here on weekends and church holidays, for crowds will ruin one's experience. If you are lucky, a monk may allow you to come up the bell tower. The view is magnificent. The sound is deafening.
  • The place is well-suited both for pilgrims and for tourists. They even have free wi-fi, special app for visitors available for iOS and Android as well, and the food is dietetical and tasty at the same time. As for the architecture, there are several buildings highly valuable from the historical and the aesthetical point of view. To cut the story short, just come and see it for yourself.
  • Monastery is ok, but you will find inside the walls a pearl, a bakery shop and a café with amazing pastry,cakes,chocolates, 100% handmade and fresh. Very tasty everything. Queue of ppl to buy bread, etc... But it's worth to do it. It's cheap. Shop and café (you can eat everything you can buy in shop here) has amazing decoration, medieval style. Café is located upstairs, just in one of the towers and a door brings you directly to the walls... really beautiful place to eat/drink/rest.
  • Beautiful place, nature, pure and calm. You can go with the whole family for a day. At source and meals can be enjoyed in the tea and children playground. Take a dip in the pools, be sure to visit the monastery of Saint Sava. Temple, museums ... Orthodox is not exactly sorry.
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  • The weekday people were quite a bit. The excursion was brief, but informative. There is an opportunity to venerate the Holy relics and plunge in a font that the 15-minute walk from the monastery, freely and without queues. A local monastery kvass there-a miracle!
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