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Donskoi Monastery

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The monastery covers quite a large area and is located near Leninskiy Prospect. I walked to it from... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
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Extraordinary place. Currently under renovation (August 2018) but a lot to see, including the... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
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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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Donskaya Sq., 1, Moscow 115419, Russia
District Central (TsAO)
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

The monastery covers quite a large area and is located near Leninskiy Prospect. I walked to it from Gorky Park. It’s a peaceful place and doesn’t seem to attract many tourists. For me, one of the highlights is seeing Solzhenitsyn’s grave. Currently some renovation work...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MNaija
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Extraordinary place. Currently under renovation (August 2018) but a lot to see, including the graveyard of the many historic Russians, Solzhenitsyn..

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bojan K
Reviewed 30 May 2018

One of the most famous, revered and richest monasteries in Moscow. And its history is quite peculiar. It was singled out by the Romanovs, although officially as their family monastery was considered the Novospassky monastery. There is also a necropolis with graves of representatives of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank gentbrugg
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Donskoi Monastery and its cemetery (both old and new ones) are really worth visiting while being in Moscow. A beautiful and peaceful place for a nice break away from the tumult of the city!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Pauline J
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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank vank0t
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank BillGWB
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank jordanellie41
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

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Oleg Y
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

Date of experience: January 2016
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