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The thing to see besides the kremlin in Rostov

This neo-classical monastery has very old roots, but it’s current shape stems from the late 18th... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
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Fabulous Monastery - well worth a visit

We were taken here by our son-in-laws parents who live in Yaroslavl. The buildings have been well... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
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Engelsa St., 44, Rostov 152155, Russia
+7 485 367-43-69
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired a auto with driver to take us to Rostov Veliki to visit the Golden Ring City. We had visited two Golden Ring cities on a previous visit to Moscow and wanted to visit three more this trip. The Takovlevsky Monastery is an ancient...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This neo-classical monastery has very old roots, but it’s current shape stems from the late 18th, early 19th, century. Inside the church with blue onion domes is a much older church from the 17th century with preserved frescoes. You must pay the guides to the...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We were taken here by our son-in-laws parents who live in Yaroslavl. The buildings have been well preserved and have been used as a film set over the years. Whilst not an active monastery today there is plenty of history to be seen and there...More

Thank Deltic9009
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Nice monastery, but badly in need of restoration, which is luckily taking place (autumn 2017). The monastery is situated a 30 minute walk from the kremlin and I would recommend taking the scenic route by Lake Nero, which provides you with some nice photo opportunities....More

Thank Steen S
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely peaceful place well worth visiting Ladies you will have to wear an apron-wrap as well as covering your heads. Recommend climbing the tower In the corner for the lake view. The gift shop below is good value (icons much much cheaper...More

Thank GML_10
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Beautiful City with great monuments, it is a shame that the time taking her harvest. Can imagine how beautiful it was hundreds years ago! But to come and visit necessary nee it!

Thank MichaelDolgy
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The views of the monastery from Lake Nero are stunning. The views from outside are also wonderful. Unfortunately, the interior has some lapses in taste. Who was the architect who thought that a Greek portico added something to a Russian church. Bad taste is bad...More

Thank Clive G
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Jacob - Saviour's Monastery is situated about a mile from the Rostov Kremlin as the crow flies, but a good 5 minute drive. It is more authentic, by this i mean you can see lots of things not being renovated unlike in the central part...More

Thank alexey2612
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Rostov Veliky pre-dates Moscow a few hundreds of years, maybe 300. It's a small town on Lake Nero with Kremlin and Monastery of Saviour and St Jakob worth visiting. The walk to the monastery along the lake shore is nice and the monastery grounds are...More

Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 3 April 2016

This second church complex in Rostov does not have as much charm as the main one, but it is interesting enough and not too far away. You can easily enjoy a 45 minute stay here. Be sure to check out the charming little wooden cafe...More

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