Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, Moscow

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A World Heritage Site, Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre counts among Moscow's top cultural attractions. The convent grounds include a majestic five-domed cathedral, built in the early 16th century. The cathedral's lofty ground floor, typical of religious structures built on the orders of Ivan the Terrible, contains some of the country's finest frescoes, as well as a large gilded iconostasis. The complex also includes a six-tier bell tower, which was the tallest structure in 18th-century Moscow. The monastic cemetery, long coveted by prominent Muscovites as a prestigious place of burial, contains the tombs of writers Anton Chekov and Nikolai Gogol. To visit Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre on your trip to Moscow, use our Moscow day trip planning website .
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  • A very cozy, beautiful and harmonious place with a real history! It closes the top three UNESCO sites in Moscow. Moscow in this sense is a convenient city: three sites at once. The Novodevich Monastery was founded in the 16th century by Grand Duke Basil III in honor of the capture of Smolensk. The territory of the monastery is surrounded by brick walls. We come here every year, in the summer, usually in the evening. To walk, to enjoy the peace and quiet both on the territory of the monastery and around it.
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  • Beautiful convent and church ! Founded by Prince Vasily III to commemorate the annexation of Smolensk! The name means “ New Maidens” and is meant to differ from “ old maidens” within the Kremlin! It’s...  more »
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  • Historical, wonderful place.
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