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So very evocative of past glory

We were delighted we visited Simonov, which is one of a group of citadel monasteries established by... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2012
permia
,
Ireland
Only regret and compassion

In its present form, this once rich and revered monastery, which stood on a high steep bank and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gentbrugg
,
Moscow
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“Only regret and compassion”
24 Jul 2012
“So very evocative of past glory”
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In its present form, this once rich and revered monastery, which stood on a high steep bank and opened a delightful view of Moscow, makes you feel only regret and compassion. Of the once vast and lush complex remained only three towers of red brick,...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2012

We were delighted we visited Simonov, which is one of a group of citadel monasteries established by Moscow’s early rulers around the old city to protect it from invading hordes. It was situated on the most dangerous southern border of Moscow and its fortress-like walls...More

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