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Compound of the Raifskiy Monastery

Moskovskaya, 39, Kazan 420111, Russia
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Very special place

Visited twice in a week. Beautiful place, very sacred, special athmosfere , great nature. If you... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Alisa F
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Los Angeles, California
If you have much spare time

If you visited some of Russian monasteries or churches - nothing new to you. Better go to the... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Tatiana D
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Sep 21, 2016
“Very special place”
Aug 23, 2016
“If you have much spare time”
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Moskovskaya, 39, Kazan 420111, Russia
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Visited twice in a week. Beautiful place, very sacred, special athmosfere , great nature. If you like quiet, special places, visit churches this's your place. Definitely will be back.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you visited some of Russian monasteries or churches - nothing new to you. Better go to the riverside

1  Thank Tatiana D
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a place that has lake and monastery with two great churches. The monks can be occasionally seen but the best part is the church. It is decorated in the orthodox style and also another church of the Mother of the Lord from Georgia.

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Reviewed 20 December 2015

Nothing particularly notable here - it's a very pleasant monastery compound in a nice wooded area with a lake next to it. A 'soft' welcome break to continual touring maybe. About one hour's drive from Kazan.

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Reviewed 5 December 2015

Its a very beautiful monastery into the forest. Churches are pretty, the atmosphere brings you feeling of timeliness and serenity. Recommend it in the summer especially, it can even be a whole day trip with time to eat and relax next to the water.

Thank Trayana
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

A place full of history, and now quiet devotions. Very peaceful, with small number of interesting shops outside the complex. Try to avoid the main tourist season to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

There are many confusing reviews about this site on tripadvisor. Let me clear things out. The site in question is not the monastery per se, but just a representative church of the manstery in Kazan. The monastery itself is beyond the city limits. The Church...More

1  Thank alexey2612
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

I would recommend taking time out of your schedule to go out and visit this Monastery. I had a personal tour from one of the monks here. He informed me of all the history and transformations that this monastery suffered during Soviet times. They were...More

1  Thank Matthew H
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

Historical religious centre..very peaceful place to visit. About an hour's ride from the city. Too bad you can't take photos inside the various churches as they are quite spectacular.

Thank DennisM2
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Reviewed 15 January 2015

Architecture of churches, ice figures and structures, icons, local "saint" water, frescos and religious paintings. I bought many beautiful Christmas cards there. And I liked that there were no beggars.

1  Thank Lipetsk
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