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Monastery of st Ipaty

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Address: Prosveshheniya St, 1, Kostroma 156004, Russia
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Great Monastery

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... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2014
Елена М
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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Reviewed 6 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.

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Paris, France
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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... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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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 There are some historical documents and artifacts, and letters signed by Yeltsin and Putin that they were there.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
Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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... More 

1 Thank VarvaraK
Gold Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
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... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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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... More 

2 Thank Broytman G
Lucca, Italy
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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
Bangkok, Thailand
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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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Reviewed 11 December 2011

The Monastery it's amazing for an incredible picture outside in the other side of the river, it's is long the Volga river. inside very beautiful in the garden and in the Church, in the church all the wall it's painting with saints immage and color brilliant! there is a bell's Tower with 8 (maybe) Bells. from the church you have... More 

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