Donskoi Monastery

Donskoi Monastery, Moscow: Hours, Address, Donskoi Monastery Reviews: 5/5

Donskoi Monastery
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07:30 - 19:00
Monday
07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 19:00
Thursday
07:30 - 19:00
Friday
07:30 - 19:00
Saturday
07:30 - 19:00
Sunday
07:30 - 19:00
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This 16th-century monastery was built to commemorate what was considered a miraculous victory over Tatar troops, attributed to the powers of the Donskaya Icon.
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Alexander_Kudrin
Samara, Russia8,366 contributions
Old and beautiful Orthodox monastery
Oct 2020 • Solo
One of the oldest and most beautiful Orthodox monasteries is located near the Shabolovskaya metro station. The monastery is surrounded by a cozy square, powerful thick walls and patterned towers. Founded in 1591 on the site where the Russian military camp was located. He is directly subordinate to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. The oldest known cemetery is located in the Donskoy Monastery, where many famous people are buried. It is interesting to wander between the graves scattered across the territory of the necropolis, meeting familiar names. There are also amazingly beautiful high reliefs of the destroyed Cathedral of Christ the Savior. You can spend 2-3 hours to visit this place.
Written 20 November 2020
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Татьяна В.
8 contributions
Very pleasant place
Jan 2020
I would recommend to visit that place for those who want to feel the sense of centuries passing by. If you will be there - visit small cemetery on the right from main cathedral with very interesting monuments!
Written 18 January 2020
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darren w
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions
just magnificent
Oct 2019
probably the highlight of my trip the donskoi has something that a lot of other churches have losit its original interior and iconastis truly magnificent interior the cemetery at the back dates to the 1700s (maybe earlier) a lot of these cemetrys were destoyed after the revolution so amazing to see s urviving one also the back wall contains decorations from the original church of christ the savior that was destroyed in the 1930s but has since been rebuilt near the kremlin
Written 10 December 2019
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Lasse2
Palanga, Lithuania240 contributions
Nice if the weather is fine and you have some time to spare
Oct 2019 • Couples
Nice Monastery and walled garden. A 15 minute walk from the Shabalovskaya Metro station. If you look for Solzhenitsyn's grave, it's behind the main church, close to a small chapel.
Written 18 October 2019
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Randa F
Lebanon23 contributions
Please visit when in Moscow
Aug 2019
The most tranquil and charming place I have ever been. I felt as if I am in heaven. The churches, the priests, the piety of people there as well as the serenity of this place captured my mind and heart as well as my soul.
Written 3 October 2019
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GohLee
Singapore, Singapore81 contributions
Tranquil and peacefull
Jul 2019 • Family
Charming buildings! Such peace and tranquility about the place! Enjoyed walking the grounds in an idyllic afternoon with intermittent light flurry showers. Free entrance.
Written 17 July 2019
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StevoPurcell
Brisbane, Australia27 contributions
Brief trip, worth it just to see Solzhenitsyn's tomb.
Jun 2019 • Friends
I came here just to see the tomb of the great Russian Alexander Solzhenitsyn, which is in a pretty easy to find spot in the cemetery. Very quiet and serene place. The church was under renovations so not looking it's best with all the scaffolding currently.
Written 30 June 2019
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mamiBucharest
Bucharest89 contributions
Exceptional service
Apr 2019 • Family
An extraordinary Easter service with an excellent choir and nice people around. The territory is very well kept, full of flowers and very clean. A lot of important people are buried on the territory and the cemetery nearby.
Written 30 April 2019
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Naija M
England, UK589 contributions
Peaceful
Nov 2018 • Solo
The monastery covers quite a large area and is located near Leninskiy Prospect. I walked to it from Gorky Park.
It’s a peaceful place and doesn’t seem to attract many tourists. For me, one of the highlights is seeing Solzhenitsyn’s grave.
Currently some renovation work going on, should be interesting to see what it looks like when it’s finished.
Written 11 November 2018
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Bojan K
3 contributions
Must see
Aug 2018 • Solo
Extraordinary place. Currently under renovation (August 2018) but a lot to see, including the graveyard of the many historic Russians, Solzhenitsyn..
Written 4 August 2018
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