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. Use our Zvenigorod road trip app to add Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery and other attractions to your Zvenigorod vacation plans.
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  • I'm not really a believer, but being in places where Russian history has evolved, I want to touch the stones which hundreds and hundreds of years of silence and beauty and has very beautiful nature.
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  • Soothing, cozy, blessed place. Were here for a one-day excursion. Beautiful at any time of the year! The Queen's Chamber, the Gate Church of the Trinity, the Virgin Nativity Cathedral and other buildings of great beauty! Walked here almost an hour (seemed a little, so there came a few times). It's nice to just walk there, as well as a plunge into the past and to touch the holy sites. Monastery bread-incredibly delicious!
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  • Such a wonderful place in summer and winter! Beauty and peacefulness within the territory, an amazing Church. Shop with herbs, bread shop in the Tower-be sure to stop by. Outside the monastery, you can go to the source and to the river. Very beautiful from there bottom views of the monastery. Love this place.
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  • Great place to spend at least half a day while visiting Zvenigorod. Beautiful scenery, history linked monastery, plenty of exhibition places, nice stylish canteen. Strongly recommend.
  • 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.
  • Great place . Amazing views !!!! Recommend .
  • 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.

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