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Donskoi Monastery

Donskaya Sq., 1, Moscow 115419, Russia
952-1646
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Cemetry

Really nice place with old big church that u must defently enter. And of course cemetry behind the... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
vanko T
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In need of renovation

This is an attractive old monastery which hasn't been as fortunate as some of the other religious... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2017
KGB777
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Apr 15, 2018
“Cemetry ”
Sep 25, 2017
“Beautiful at sunset ”
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This 16th-century monastery was built to commemorate what was considered a miraculous victory over Tatar troops, attributed to the powers of the Donskaya Icon.
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Really nice place with old big church that u must defently enter. And of course cemetry behind the church with tombstones and crypts of 18-20th centuries around which you can walk

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is an attractive old monastery which hasn't been as fortunate as some of the other religious structures in getting renovated earlier. The walls are beginning to crumble and many of the buildings within the compound are undergoing renovation. It's still a nice place to...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We went to Donskoi monastery in September 2017. The monastery is easily accessible by metro or with trams. There are very few tourists that make it there, and the entrance is free. The two churches and the cemetery. The new, bigger church has an impressive...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This monastery has many buildings that are all looking very old and tired and are in desperate need of refurbishment. They are currently doing a lot of building work in the grounds so be prepared to get a little dirty when walking around. The main...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2016

We stayed at that time in 2002 in Hotel Sputnik in Leninski Prospect ( Leninski Avenue) and had been told on some occasion that relatively close to our place of dwelling was located Donskoi Monastery. We visited this spot, taking the bus ride, since wanted...More

1  Thank Oleg Y
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

I visited the monastery only because I wished to see Solzhenitsyn's grave, but was absolutely stunned by the whole place. It is a beautiful and tranquil haven not far from the centre of the city. A short walk from Shabulovskaya metro station - turn right...More

3  Thank PeterGroves81
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

This place is a still working monastery in Moscow. The area is larger than Danilov or Andronikov, and encompasses a temple, a cemetery and some other service buildings still used by clergymen. This is an active place of worship, so there is no ticket, and...More

1  Thank Carlo R
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Reviewed 13 April 2015

we were fortunate to visit during an Easter service which was special. But the most special part of the visit was seeing all the old gravestones that have been rescued and preserved in the yards around the monastery

1  Thank rwe003
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Reviewed 5 February 2015

Donskoi Monastery is situated more or less close to the metro station "Shabolovskaya", but you need to know the way to it, otherwise you will be lost. In the Soviet times it was made a museum of architecture, which not only saved it from the...More

3  Thank alexey2612
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Though I personally liked it less than Novodevichy Convent, it is still worth a visit. Recently refurbished, the buildings and gardens are well taken care of. An old medieval cemetery is actually a nice walk and is atmospheric. Four stars are given because of a...More

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