This could be a superb visit for anyone interested in buildings and art and with a respect for religious intent (we are ourselves not Christian)
This is working Orthodox Monastery but is welcoming to all (unless you are wearing a see through blouse or shorts). The monks (of all ages) are going about their everyday tasks but are in no way intimidating.
It was rebuilt in the 20th Century and is now spawning something of a tourist (or should that be pilgrimage) centre a short way from it, but this in no way detracts from the calm atmosphere and superb design. Photos can be seen on the Monastery's own website.
There is a modern church integral to the complex, and also a reconstructed wooden church, both of which are decorated in the rich Orthodox style. The iconography showed the saints as inspirational objects of veneration rather than in the more gruesome style of Western Christianity
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