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“The Romanov's dynasty cradle”

Monastery of st Ipaty
Ranked #2 of 108 things to do in Kostroma
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

This is indeed a must for those visiting Kostroma. The Monastery is a historical landmark and an important place for the Russian history. This is where the Ipatiev chronicle was written and where Mikhail Romanov was elected Tsar of Russia in 1613 and thus started the Romanov dynasty.
Right next to the Monastery one can visit a Museum of Wooden Architecture, which is a beautiful and peaceful place by the lake with absolutely outstanding examples of wooden architecture well preserved.

1  Thank VarvaraK
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

Although this monastery, on the banks of Kostroma river was founded in 14th century most of it dates from 16th and 17th century. It is a very important location in Russian history. In early 17th century Muscovites claimed this monastery and installed the Romanov as the Czar. During the Russian Revolution and the Soviet era several buildings were destroyed and many of these are being restored. The interior of the cathedral is beautifully painted . The views of the river from the terraces are very peaceful and enjoyable.

Thank Eaa1947
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

The main feature, characterising this monastery, is it's involvement in the great event in Russian history - electing the first tzar from Romanov's dynasty. It ruled the country for more than 300 years. The brilliant location in the bend of two rivers - Volga and Costroma forces the impression of the place. One can choose a lot of souvenirs outside the walls for really good price

2  Thank Broytman G
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

A typical monastery fortress. Definitely a great history behind. The cathedral it self is in good condition; beautiful inside and outside. Yet it is dark and oppressive beauty. It is a great pity that those days wealth was with the church and the best architects and artists had no choice but to work for religion.

Thank MikhailOrlov
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

We visit in mid-winter made the day so cold. The river in front of the monastery was frozen so we can just walk down and took a nice shot of the whole monastery. Inside the there are mini museum and the church that well maintained. Worth a full all inclusive ticket.

Thank Gunma
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