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Stauropegic John The Baptist Convent

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Not so ancient

The monastery is considered to be very ancient, but in fact it is not so old — it burned to the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
gentbrugg
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Moscow
Very large historical nunnery

This is one of the biggest nunneries in Moscow and thus complex has a lot of different buildings... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
rickyspa1
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London, United Kingdom
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1 Oct 2018
“Not so ancient”
26 Jul 2018
“Very large historical nunnery ”
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

The monastery is considered to be very ancient, but in fact it is not so old — it burned to the ground under the French and rebuilt after such a terrible fire, barely a hundred and fifty years. It looks good, but to appreciate its...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank gentbrugg
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

This is one of the biggest nunneries in Moscow and thus complex has a lot of different buildings ( the majority you Can’t access) that dates from a long time ago. Worth the visit if you are keen on religious architecture

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Founded at the beginning of the 16th century, maybe by Ivan the terrible himself (according to most sources), on this little hill not very far from the Kremlin, it is officially mentioned in documents dated 1604. The big Moscow fires of 1737 and 1748 much...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank aniska
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

To me, despite of the fact that the renovation of the building is still underway, the Convent has impressed me with its charm of romantic and colorful interior design.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Byarit K
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