Novodevichy Monastery

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A veritable fortress on a bend in the Moskova River, this monastery for women is inseparable from the regent Sophia Alekseyevna, who had it rebuilt in the 1680s before living in confinement here until her death after being deposed by her half-brother, Peter the Great. Novodevichy Monastery boasts several lakeside sanctuaries, including the beautiful Baroque Church of the Transfiguration, and above all the imposing Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk. Stroll along the alleyways in the cemetery, where many great literary and political figures are buried.

Useful information

Address : 

Bolchaïa Pirogovskaïa oul.

Phone:

+7 499 246-85-26

Price:

300 rub

Opening hours

10am-5pm - closed 1st Mon of every month

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Novodevichy Monastery Walls and Towers
Novodevichy Monastery Walls and Towers
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Novodevichy Monastery: Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk
Novodevichy Monastery: Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk
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Novodevichy Cemetery
Novodevichy Cemetery
This extension of the monastery cemetery
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Leo Tolstoy House-Museum
Leo Tolstoy House-Museum
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Prechistenka Street
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Leo Tolstoy Museum
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Novodevichy Monastery Walls and Towers
Novodevichy Monastery Walls and Towers
You can't help but be charmed by the
Novodevichy Monastery: Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk
Novodevichy Monastery: Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk
You can't help but be dazzled by the
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Novodevichy Cemetery
Novodevichy Cemetery
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Novodevichy Monastery Walls and Towers
Novodevichy Monastery Walls and Towers
You can't help but be charmed by the
Novodevichy Monastery: Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk
Novodevichy Monastery: Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk
You can't help but be dazzled by the
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Novodevichy Cemetery
Novodevichy Cemetery
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