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Donskoi Monastery

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The monastery covers quite a large area and is located near Leninskiy Prospect. I walked to it from... read more

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Extraordinary place. Currently under renovation (August 2018) but a lot to see, including the... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
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This 16th-century monastery was built to commemorate what was considered a miraculous victory over Tatar troops, attributed to the powers of the Donskaya Icon.
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Donskaya Sq., 1, Moscow 115419, Russia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The monastery covers quite a large area and is located near Leninskiy Prospect. I walked to it from Gorky Park. It’s a peaceful place and doesn’t seem to attract many tourists. For me, one of the highlights is seeing Solzhenitsyn’s grave. Currently some renovation work...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

Extraordinary place. Currently under renovation (August 2018) but a lot to see, including the graveyard of the many historic Russians, Solzhenitsyn..

Thank Bojan K
Reviewed May 30, 2018

One of the most famous, revered and richest monasteries in Moscow. And its history is quite peculiar. It was singled out by the Romanovs, although officially as their family monastery was considered the Novospassky monastery. There is also a necropolis with graves of representatives of...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Donskoi Monastery and its cemetery (both old and new ones) are really worth visiting while being in Moscow. A beautiful and peaceful place for a nice break away from the tumult of the city!

Thank Pauline J
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Really nice place with old big church that u must defently enter. And of course cemetry behind the church with tombstones and crypts of 18-20th centuries around which you can walk

Thank vank0t
Reviewed November 12, 2017

This is an attractive old monastery which hasn't been as fortunate as some of the other religious structures in getting renovated earlier. The walls are beginning to crumble and many of the buildings within the compound are undergoing renovation. It's still a nice place to...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

We went to Donskoi monastery in September 2017. The monastery is easily accessible by metro or with trams. There are very few tourists that make it there, and the entrance is free. The two churches and the cemetery. The new, bigger church has an impressive...More

1  Thank Guillaume R
Reviewed October 18, 2016

This monastery has many buildings that are all looking very old and tired and are in desperate need of refurbishment. They are currently doing a lot of building work in the grounds so be prepared to get a little dirty when walking around. The main...More

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed March 26, 2016

We stayed at that time in 2002 in Hotel Sputnik in Leninski Prospect ( Leninski Avenue) and had been told on some occasion that relatively close to our place of dwelling was located Donskoi Monastery. We visited this spot, taking the bus ride, since wanted...More

1  Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed February 2, 2016

I visited the monastery only because I wished to see Solzhenitsyn's grave, but was absolutely stunned by the whole place. It is a beautiful and tranquil haven not far from the centre of the city. A short walk from Shabulovskaya metro station - turn right...More

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