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Museum of Dionisy’s Frescoes - Ferapontov Monastery

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Address: Kargopolskaya St., 8, Ferapontovo 161120, Russia
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The Museum of Dionisy’s Frescoes is situated in the architectural ensemble...

The Museum of Dionisy’s Frescoes is situated in the architectural ensemble of the Ferapontov monastery (St. Ferapont’s monastery) of the 15th-19th centuries in the village Ferapontovo.The Ferapontov monastery was founded in 1398 by the Holy monk Ferapont. During 400 years it was one of the prominent cultural, religious and educational centres of the Belozersk district. The history of the monastery coincided at some focal points with the important historical events of the formation of the Russian centralized state. The monastery became well-known thanks to the activity of St. Martinian, the disciple of St. Kirill Belozersky.

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It was like a miracle for us to see all those icons painted more than 500 years ago. The colours look like fresh. Amazing!

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Vladimir, Russia
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Vladimir, Russia
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

It was like a miracle for us to see all those icons painted more than 500 years ago. The colours look like fresh. Amazing!

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 14 January 2015

like a miracle - can hardly describe in words. Certainly worth a special trip from Moscow or any other place in the world. Counts to a world's heritage together with the most known frescoes in Vaticano, Italy, France etc. Really a must see

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Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed 20 September 2014

Please view my doctoral dissertation on the cycle of Hymns called the Akathist in the interior of this beautifully preserved monastic church! Father Joseph Betha

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Reviewed 26 August 2014

The Ferapontov convent (Russian: Ферапонтов монастырь), in the Vologda region of Russia, is considered one of the purest examples of Russian medieval art, a reason given by UNESCO for its inscription on the World Heritage List. All the interior walls are covered with invaluable frescoes by the great medieval painter Dionisius. This is the last surviving Russian medieval church with... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

The monastery is interesting place to visit, mainly because of its church. It's unique because of its beautiful frescoes dating to the end of 15th and beginning of 16th century. They are preserved in their original state, never repainted or restored in an invasive way so you can really appreciate the original sacral art. It's rare to see something like... More 

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