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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  • Were in the output. The feeling that at the parade. People very much. Find a place to Park, only problem if you go to the far (about). In Proviantskoj Tower of delicious breads and pastries. Through the second floor (Café) you can go to the wall. And, of course, beautiful! I liked the view from the lookout outside the gate of the monastery.
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  • In Zvenigorod, without a doubt, it is interesting to visit the Savvino-storozhevsky monastery, the former summer residence of Tsar Alexey Mihajlvicha. Over the past twenty years, the monastery was noticeably improved. In the summer a good view of the Savvino-storozhevsky monastery opens from the opposite bank of the Moskva River, or directly from the middle of the River (but you need to have at least a small inflatable boat). In Zvenigorod it is interesting, no doubt, to visit the Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery-the former suburban residence of Tsar Alexis. For the last twenty years this monastery was restored very much. In summer there is a nice view of the monastery from the opposite river bank, or from the middle of the river (but in this case you should have at least a small inflatable boat).
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  • Saw a lot of monasteries, but this provoked genuine admiration! He is such a simple and seemingly unremarkable, but as well and calmly behind his gate. And what nature around! I had it lying around and winter white snowball, imagine how beautiful there in summer-high trees, silence, appeasement. In this place I want to go back!
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  • 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.
  • Wonderful place. At the source of a very rich cake tea room and landscaped area. Everything is thought out. The ensemble of the monastery itself, allowing you to experience several centuries ago.
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  • Interesting place for leisure, decent area for parking and the whole weekend chock. Visited the Cathedral, a monument to prep. Savva Church bench, historical Museum, Café proviantskoj Tower of the monastery, walked through the wall. There's an interesting shop with infusions and herbs for fans of homeopathy.
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