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Authentic, not totally restaured but so interesting!
This is one of the oldest monasteries in Moscow dating back to the 14th century, when the fist wooden church was built.
It gained most of its splendor at the end of the 17th century, when its patrons...More
The monastery is composed of buildings that have been constructed during different time periods since the 14th century. The information written by each of the churches contains a brief history. The information is in Russian and English. The monastery entrance gateway has elaborate wroth iron...More
I always liked this monastery. I visited it often because I lived nearby. By Kozitsky lane I came unto the Bolshaya Dmitrovka, just across was the perpendicular street, named after known actor Moskvin (currently, Petrovsky lane) with the house in which lived the poet Esenin,...More
Probably founded in 1315 because it is already mentioned in old documents dated 1317.
Demolitions, reconstructions, renovations and modifications took place during the centuries but the worst happened during the bolsheviks period: the monastery was officially closed down in 1918 even if an "underground" religious...More
This is a beautiful monastic complex, with three temples still used for worship, built in different ages. The place is right in front of the museum of modern art. No ticket here. The atmosphere is like suspended, and far from that of the noisy neighborhood...More
The Monastery of St Peter!
Not many people knows this place but this is an iconic place.
The monastery is believed to have been founded in the 1320s by Saint Peter of Moscow; now old, battered, over the years renovation started and stopped.
We passed by this place and decided to have a look. While it definitely needs a lot of restoration work, the site contains a number of beautifully decorated old churches, some nicer than in more touristic sites. Would benefit from English descriptions, but really worth...More