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Novodevichy Convent

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Located near the Moscow River, this peaceful retreat from the bustling city includes a spectacular 16th-century convent and a cemetery where many of the country's most famous writers, poets, politicians and public figures are buried.
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Novodevichya Emb., 1 | Metro Sportivnaya, Moscow 119435, Russia
+7 499 245-31-68
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On the north-west. the perimeter of Moscow, you can find a Convent, with a cemetery Filled With Russias Finest creators in the arts. Check times, visit the churches and view the priceless icons. It is amazing an unforgettable.7This has already been completed and published. Please...More

Thank mark k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driven through the road near the convent by our guide and explained the history of Novodevicny convent . It is really a interesting spot.

Thank gentleman492001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At least half of the buildings were covered and under renovation. The parts already completed look almost brand new. The biggest convent I have ever seen and it's nearly a castle as well. We'll worth the free entrance to walk around for 45 minutes before...More

Thank Sebastian F
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Very interesting sculptures and tombstones, if time is not a problem worth a visit. Beautiful quiet and restful.

Thank Itchytwiggy
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We couldn't visit the convent due to construction, but the cemetery was absolutely fascinating. It was a combination of a who's-who's of famous people and an art collection. Every grave was unique, and many ethnicities/religions/nationalities were represented.

Thank Monica94601
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

The convent area represents one of the more sacred areas in Moscow. And, yes, the key church and Convent buildings are under restoration. However if you have visited the Kremlin, St Basil or Sergiev Posad you already have a good appreciation of the historical Orthodox...More

1  Thank morto_p
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Great Pond and great Monastery!!! Just walk around the pond and enjoy the amazing beauty. Check out the Monastery and take a guide!!!

1  Thank michaelmP9679DF
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Novodevichy convent and cemetery is the most serene and beautiful place in Moscow! I can highly recommend a stroll in the adjacent park where one amazing photo opportunity will energe, one after another. Note that convent is currently being renovated so some of the domes...More

1  Thank Texel78
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Visited the Novodevichy Convent today. Very disappointed as almost all of the buildings are covered in scaffolding and shade cloth and are not accessible. They still charged 300 rubles per adult and 100 for photos, when there is nothing much to photograph and not much...More

3  Thank parerpf
Reviewed June 11, 2018

We went hoping renovations would be somewhat finished. But they are not and there is nothing to see. While looking through the archway and wondering if it was worthwhile we were very rudely told we had to pay and extra for photographs. We did exactly...More

1  Thank mayaPerth
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Khamovniki could be considered a city of its own –
here it’s possible to find some of Moscow’s most
important cultural institutions such as the Pushkin
State Museum of Fine Arts, the Novodevichy Convent and
Trubetskikh Estate, great sport locations such as
Luzhniki stadium and aqua complex, and long and
beautiful Luzhniki embankment. Pick your preferred
form of transport to explore the area – bicycle or
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Nafi d
June 27, 2018|
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Yes it is free entrance
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March 20, 2017|
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Response from Strnnik93 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Red line. Metro station : Sportivnaja. But I recommend Uber or Yandex Taxi ( free aplication) . Taxi is dead cheap in Russia. But ONLY if you use this services. If you stop taxi on the street you will most likely going... More
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June 13, 2015|
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Метро "Спортивная"
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