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Donskoi Monastery, Moscow

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Donskoy Monastery (Russian: Донско́й монасты́рь) is a major monastery in Moscow, founded in 1591 in commemoration of Moscow's deliverance from the threat of an invasion by the Crimean Khan Kazy-Girey. Commanding a highway to the Crimea, the monastery was intended to defend southern approaches to the Moscow Kremlin.

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  • One of the oldest and most beautiful Orthodox monasteries is located near the Shabolovskaya metro station. The monastery is surrounded by a cozy square, powerful thick walls and patterned towers...  more »
  • I would recommend to visit that place for those who want to feel the sense of centuries passing by. If you will be there - visit small cemetery on the right from main cathedral with very interesting.....  more »
  • A truly beautiful and holy place to be. In the recent years and until present times the monastery is undergoing major renovation works. The area and church looks more beautiful than ever improving every day. The buildings are being restored and the surrounding gardens tended to. It's an amazing and peaceful place to visit. Let the pictures speak for themselves. Советую всем сюда поехать, посмотреть церковь и прогуляться по садам. Особенно после окончания ремонта!
  • Wonderful site, very old and famous monastery. A real sacred and holy place!

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