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“Great Monastery”

Monastery of st Ipaty
Ranked #2 of 102 things to do in Kostroma
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Reviewed 5 October 2014

This great monastery is situated on the bank of the Kostroma River (Russia) and is certainly worth visiting. The focal point of the monastery is the Trinity Cathedral - a fine example of the Orthdox Architecture. Part of the monastery is a museum that contains icons, crosses and other valuables.

Thank Елена М
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Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

A must see in Kostroma. Very interesting. A piece of history of Russia... The museum shows a lot of pieces. I would say it is the main attraction in Kostroma.
Very well conserved.

1  Thank Tom C
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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
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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 There are some historical documents and artifacts, and letters signed by Yeltsin and Putin that they were there.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
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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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