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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 weeks ago

We ended up not even going into the convent as you still had to pay (full!) entrance fee and the works were so extensive that you couldn't see much at all. It's a bit of a walk from the nearest metro station, but it's a...More

Thank 677sandrines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Novodevichy Monastery is a very beautiful monastery complex located in the surroundings of Moscow, the main city of Russian Federation. We came here in November-2017 and pitifully the main parts of the complex were in works, so we could not visit some of the buildings/museums....More

Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We came here as part of a tour. Unfortunately, the church/convent next door is completely covered in scaffolding and is therefore nothing to look at. Our guide took us around the attached cemetery and showed us quite a variety of graves of people who were...More

Thank CorvettePete
Reviewed September 17, 2018

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 August 31, 2018

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 August 31, 2018 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

1  Thank sebastianf291
Reviewed August 13, 2018

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

1  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!!!

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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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The Metro is fine, you get a train on the red line ( Sokolnicheskaya ) to Sportivnaya and it's a 5 minute walk from there plus you get to admire some great architecture and the trains come very frequently. Be warned the... More
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Метро "Спортивная"
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