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Danilov Monastery

Open Now: 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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No freshness in the air

It is one of the oldest, richest and most revered temples in Moscow. A lot of events in Russian... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2018
The nodal point of the Russian Orthodox Church..

Although probably less fascinating than Novodevichy Cemetery, this monastic complex is definitely... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2017
Riccardo D
Rome, Italy
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23 Jun 2018
“No freshness in the air”
20 Sep 2017
“The nodal point of the Russian Orthodox Church..”
Founded in the late 13th century, this is the oldest Moscow monastery and now an official residence of the Moscow Patriarchate.
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Danilovskiy Val St., 22 | Metro: Paveletskaya, Moscow 115191, Russia
+7 495 958-11-07
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

It is one of the oldest, richest and most revered temples in Moscow. A lot of events in Russian history are connected with the monastery and the place where it is located. Moreover, despite the fact that under the Bolsheviks it housed different institutions of...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Although probably less fascinating than Novodevichy Cemetery, this monastic complex is definitely important: the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox church lives here and thus one can say that this is one of the main center of russian religious life. There are actually several buildings: the...More

Thank Riccardo D
Reviewed September 10, 2015

The place has been restored to its ancient splendor like much of downtown Moscow, after the Soviet era when it has been used as a juvenile prison. The area to visit is not large, also due to the fact that the more recent neo-classic temple...More

Thank Carlo R
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Not frequented by tourists, this is more of a monastery of the Russian people. We were fortunate to visit during a service - beautiful singing/chanting. The piroshki in the shop at the left of the main entrance really is amazing. Best to have an interpreter...More

2  Thank PaulEugeneG
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Attended the service at night. The prayers and the hymns were so peaceful that one surely connects with Him. Each person held lighted candle in hand. The electric lights were turned off. The atmosphere was filled with reverence.

2  Thank Deepak M
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Located a bit off central area this monastery has a large territory, so you can not only visit churches but walk around as well to feel the silence. Don't forget to buy a very special monastery bread from the local bakery - one kiosk is...More

5  Thank traveller_RU
Reviewed February 20, 2012

beautiful, serene and a special place to visit. I think many monasteries are worth a visit in Moscow, and this is one on the top of the list

Thank pers-imm
Reviewed January 19, 2012

I was taken here by friends, nothing in the guide book and clearly very few foreigners go here. Its peaceful gardens resonate to the bells and the shuffling of people in and out of the main church. Take a head scarf if you are a...More

3  Thank Ray F
Reviewed March 14, 2011

Danilov Monastery - the first monastery in Moscow and an integral part of Russian history. Monastery was founded in 1282 by Prince Daniel, the son of Alexander Nevsky. I'm interested and I went to the monastery a winter Sunday morning, It was cold and overcast...More

7  Thank Ducky70
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