We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“History of Russia and the Holy place”

Monastery of st Ipaty
Ranked #2 of 102 things to do in Kostroma
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed 25 July 2014

If you have visited Kostroma - this is the main attraction. I will not write about the state of the soul, when we visited the Temple - a private affair of each individual. Besides, there are many interesting things for those who are interested in history and ancient architecture. Be sure to go to the cafe and try "pirozki" and kvas that are cooked by local monks. And visit the market near the monastery to by souvenirs, linen goods and black salt(made only in Kostroma).

Thank mihhail i
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (681)
There are newer reviews for Monastery of st Ipaty
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

15 - 19 of 681 reviews

Reviewed 26 May 2014

Located on the Volga near the split with the Kostroma river,this is the iconic thing to do while visiting Kostroma. All the tour buses go here. The monastery is actually pretty small. There are some historical documents and artifacts, and letters signed by Yeltsin and Putin that they were there. Well worth the time and trip.

Thank russkwtx
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Monastery of st Ipaty also viewed

Kostroma, Kostroma Oblast
 

Been to Monastery of st Ipaty? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing