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Spassky (St Saviour) Monastery

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Address: Bogojavlenskaja pl, d.25, Yaroslavl 150000, Russia
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Impressive Monastery and very helpful english speaking staff

The monastery is right in the center and well preserved. The staff is very helpful and english speaking. It is definitely worth paying the small fee to climb the bell tower to... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

The monastery is right in the center and well preserved. The staff is very helpful and english speaking. It is definitely worth paying the small fee to climb the bell tower to enjoy a stunning view on Yaroslavl.

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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We went in the morning and it was pretty quiet which was nice. There is a guy who plays the bells for commission. The grounds were kept nice. I didn't go up the tower (there is nominal charge to do this), but supposedly the views are nice from up the tower. We didn't spend too much time here. The grounds... More 

Thank scrappying
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour is another nice walled off place to wonder around. Its best feature is the view from the top of bell tower. It's only then you get to appreciate Yaroslavl's onion dome skyline. Yaroslavl seems to be very little affected by the modern architecture. It's a town that seems like a nice place to... More 

Thank GoranWembley
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Very nice monastery at the heart of the city centre - visitors must buy tickets according to which parts of the monastery they want to visit: 30 roubles for the territory, another 50 or 100 roubles per church/attraction... good value for money and nice cafe in the gardens. Only cultural shock: Masha the bear, kept in a cage in the... More 

Thank Clemence P
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

It is called also - the Yaroslavl's Kremlin.It is necessary to visit. Do not be lazy to get up and the bell tower to admire views of the city. You can buy souvenirs and a cup of coffee or a beer in a cafe near entrance.

Thank mihhail i
Gold Coast
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

This is a very large monastery and church. The church is surrounded by a 2 story monastery which jow forms the museum. The church itself has olive green domes and white washed walls. Like most of the regional churches great deal of restoration is beng done.

Thank Eaa1947
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

Incredible old structure and well maintained. You can climb (do not bump you head!) all the way to the top to the bell tower level. Incredible views of the area, and the rivers.

Thank PhilViking
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

Beautiful complex of historic buildings. Usually is wrongfully referred to as Yaroslavl’s Kremlin (the actual Kremlin was destroyed in the aftermath of Communist Revolution). The collection of exhibits is almost eclectic is it usually covers a bit of history, art, and nature. The grounds are in need of care, but still very pleasant to browse. Ticket control is very confusing... More 

Thank E-Taimz
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

So, you go to Yaroslavl to see onion domes and old historic things, you’ve got to come here. You buy the tickets at the entry and might as well pay the full 500 RUB to get entrance to everything within the compound. There are about a dozen different things to see, including the bell tower and various other buildings. A... More 

Thank BusyFlyingAround
Bangkok, Thaïlande
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

Isolated outside the city perfect condition renovated .. Beautiful place.

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