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Kirillo-Belozerki State Historical Architectural Art museum-reserve

Sobornaya sq., 1 | Zapovednaya Zona, Kirillov 161100, Russia
+7 817 573-17-35
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Kirillov
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
Owner description: The architectural ensemble of the monastery is one of the most important creations of the Russian artistic culture. The whole medieval town stretches... more » Owner description: The architectural ensemble of the monastery is one of the most important creations of the Russian artistic culture. The whole medieval town stretches out on the shore of the magnificent Siverskoye Lake. On the territory of 12 hectares there are 11 stone churches of the 15th-18th centuries, numerous service structures surrounded with walls and towers of “The Great Fortress of the Tsar”. « less
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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

you get impressed immediately once you see it. Your first impression gets only stronger when you walk through the monastery and it peaks as your stroll ends up at the shore of a big lake.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This used to be the largest Monastery in northern Russia. There are many icons here and many fabulous ones to feast your eyes upon. Our tour ( as part of a Viking River Cruise) around this Museum was very rushed and we could have done with more time here in order to take in many of the interesting artefacts. No... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We visited as part of our Russian river cruise and had a lovely guide take us through this great museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Visited as a stop from Moscow to St Petersburg on the Volga Dream ship. Museum/fortress has an excellent collection of icons. Worth a short visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited this ancient Monastery, and the nearby village, as part of our Viking river tour up the Volga from Moscow to St. Petersburg. It was a worthwhile stop, although far from the most interesting sight we saw along the river. The best thing about it by far is the museum, which contains a magnificent collection of icons. Most of... More

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Wales, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The best thing abut this monastery is the view of it from across an inlet (see photo). We found the actual visit very disappointing.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We arrived by river ship to the small town of Goritsy and rode a short ways to the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake (also known as Kirillo-Belozersk monastery)). Here there is a beautiful and large collection of life-sized icons, many of which have been on a world tour of their own. Do not miss the beautiful display... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The museum at the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery was full of important icons and religious items of Russian Orthodox history.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery was founded by Saint Cyril in 1397 and includes several small wooden chappels, the Assumption Cathedral and a museum. Be prepared to see even more frescoes and icons.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We visited this monastery as a part of tour going also to nearby Ferapontov monastery. A well-informed Russian guide guided us through all of the main parts of complex and museums. From what I understood the monastery is still undergoing a reconstruction and you could see some of its parts were still in quite a worn state. I liked the... More

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