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Monastery of st Ipaty

Prosveshheniya St, 1, Kostroma 156004, Russia
+7 494 231-25-89
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Scarf and skirt requested :)

Beautiful monastery. You got the nicest view by making a river tour on the Volga. At the entrance... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Bornem, Belgium
beautiful iconostasis

This is a beautiful monastery overlooking the Kostroma river, near the crossing with the Volga. I... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
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Prosveshheniya St, 1, Kostroma 156004, Russia
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Beautiful monastery. You got the nicest view by making a river tour on the Volga. At the entrance, women and girls are requested to wear a scarf and a kind of long skirt (as a signe of respect), which gives a very funny touch to...More

Thank MurielVdA
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is a beautiful monastery overlooking the Kostroma river, near the crossing with the Volga. I was especially awed by the iconostasis in the Trinity Cathedral, with its various paintings of the figures, and the gold decorations. Catherine the Great donated the funding to build...More

Thank Hoegaarden987
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing. Seriously, no words. My suggestion is to go there as soon as possible. It opens at 10 AM. They give you free scarves in order to enter the monastery.

Thank Jasmine C
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful and well preserved and restored old Russian churches. The place is not big so 1-2 hrs will be enough for a visit. Make sure to use a local guide - they have some good stories about this place.

Thank Dmitri K
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Kostroma is my most northerly point on the Golden Ring. It's a nice town on the banks of Kostroma and Volga rivers. The Volga here is so blue and peaceful. Monastery of St Ipaty is a walled complex sitting beautifully on the river bank. Very...More

Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 26 December 2015

We enjoyed touring this large monastery with its beautiful church and associated museums. 20 min walk from city center across the bridge over the Kostroma River. Also on bus route 14. Skirts provided for women who need them.

Thank AmericanKot
Reviewed 31 August 2015

It is interesting but this Monastry is much more beautiful from a distance (namely from another cost of Volga river. Similar Monastry in Sergiev Posad or in Seliger region is more interesting. Museums in this Monastry is more about Romanov's dynasty then about Russian Orthodocs...More

Thank Andrei G
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

At the entrance you are asked to buy tickets. If you don't want to visit museums, ignore itand go in. They will probably say that tickets are obligatory and you won't get anywhere, but it is not true. You can visit the monastery and its...More

Thank Egor T
Reviewed 4 May 2015

You can ignore tickets at entry. Just explain that you don't want to visit museum. Museum demonstrates 3 examples of pechka and 2 arm-chairs. So no worth to visit at all. All other objects are free for visiting, well, average Russian rich monastery.

1  Thank Alexei C
Reviewed 10 March 2015

The staff at the monastery are very helpful and enthusiastic about sharing information about the monastery with you. It's very peaceful and beautiful set on the Volga river. The central cathedral has beautiful frescoes.

Thank SiobhanEK
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