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Vysoko-Petrovsky Monastery

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Authentic, not totally restaured but so interesting! This is one of the oldest monasteries in... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2019
new york
Cheap, home like and hearty

A place to eat good home style food for a reasonable price. Open from 10 till 18. Love pirozhki... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2019
Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 3 February 2019

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

A place to eat good home style food for a reasonable price. Open from 10 till 18. Love pirozhki. There is a separate monastery bakery shop as well nearby with 40 percent discounts after 19.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 635fenixf
Reviewed 23 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GranddaddyDom
Reviewed 11 July 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank gentbrugg
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank aniska
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Carlo R
Reviewed 10 August 2015

You can use this stop also for a lunch break. They service nothing special there, but it is interesting to eat simple Russian food inside a Monastery. You should also try the bakery. Delicious!!!

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank GK_NYC_HK_MOS
Reviewed 28 August 2014

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. I have...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Stone S
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

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

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