Novodevichiy monastery and surrounding grounds, guarded by ancient walls have been a part of Russian religious and carnal life for many centuries. The complex was attacked by Mongols and French and even used as a prison. Novodevichiy – one of the oldest and the most beautiful monasteries of Moscow with clean air, pond and true spirit of ancient Russia.
The architectural complex of Novodevichiy convent is recognized as an object of the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites.
This tour will take you ceveral centuries back to the times when Russian people lived peasant’s lives. Monasteries were cities and shelters and Novodevichiy is no exception. This place is surrounded with beautiful nature – get ready to feel like an ancient Russian inhabitant and fnd out a lot about old way of life of simple and grand people.
What’s in store for you:
- Our Lady of Smolensk Novodevichy Convent – 16th century monastery. It is included in the UNESCO world heritage list.
- Novodevichye Cemetery – the famous cemetery of Novodevichy convent. Famous poets, writers, athletes and artists are buried here.
- Park Novodevichi Prudy – Picturesque Park near the monastery.
- Friendly knowledgeable guide;
- Pick up by foot;
- Entry tickets.
- food and drinks.
The convent is under reconstruction until 2022. Facades are partly covered with temporary constructions and can not be seen.
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