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Kirillo-Belozerki State Historical Architectural Art Museum-Reserve

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Address: Sobornaya Sq., 1 | Zapovednaya Zona, Kirillov 161100, Russia
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The architectural ensemble of the monastery is one of the most important...

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”.

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Historical Monastery

We were in Kuzino visiting the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, the surrounding area and a school. These small Golden Ring towns are fascinating to us. The monastery was curiously... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Memphis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Kuzino visiting the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, the surrounding area and a school. These small Golden Ring towns are fascinating to us. The monastery was curiously interesting and is under restoration. There is history and majesty in this place with its cobblestone walkways and architecture.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On May 12, 2016 we stopped at the Kirilllo-Belozersky Monastery during our Viking Tsar River Cruise and we toured the small local museum and Monastery. It seemed like the monastery was in a great state of disrepair and need a lot of work. The local museum was essentially one room where we were "treated" to a group of men singing... More 

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AlxSun2014, Администратор at Kirillo-Belozerki State Historical Architectural Art Museum-Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Museum. The Administration and Staff regret that your visit was a disappointment, as the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions which the Museum offers are varied, rich, and arguably interesting. As the other reviewers agree, the Museum & monastery is a major historic site in the Russian North, which provide valuable glimpses into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We visited this as a stop at Goritsy on our Viking River Cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow. A local English speaking guide was essential to understand the history of the buildings, which make up what was the largest Monastery in Russia, enclosed by massive walls from when it acted as a fortress and situated on the shore of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

In a poor rural area sits this vast monastery/structure overlooking the river. It is under restoration but slowly. Guide is necessary to give you a full taste of the history and architecture. Very spacious inside the walls unlike say the Kremlin. This a stop on most western based river cruisers; worth the visit. But jeez would one Russian guide smile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Kirillo-Belozerki State Historical Architectural Art Museum-Reserve is part of Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery. The monastery is on the shores of Severskoye Lake and most visitors come from river cruise. The monastery was founded in 1397 by 2 monks as a single cave, and then added a wooden chapel, replaced as stone structure in 1494 as the largest church in medieval Russia. Now,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The icon museum was beautiful, but we were pushed through and did not even have time to buy a book or postcard. Shame. But it was worth the quick look we had. The monastery grounds were beautiful, and the lake is very peaceful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Old Monastery with many buildings, you can see the live here was very hard, most of the buildings are very simple, not too much of decoration, but great to show the period and the simple life style.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Would have loved more time here but enjoyed what I had. It was very interesting and when you think of the life monks were living there so many centuries ago, it does give another meaning to words like "hardy." I can't even imagine what winters were like. My thin southern blood shudders in horror at the thought! haha. There is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We visited this place during a stop on our Moscow to St. Petersburg Viking river cruise. I can see why they stop here. The place is laid to large grounds, includes a number of buildings and is edged by an attractive lake. It overshadows (in its fame & grandeur) the village in which it is situated. There was quite a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We visited this ancient Monastery, and the nearby village of Kuzino, as part of our Viking river cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg. It was an interesting stop, one of the most interesting sights we saw along the river. The museum contains a magnificent collection of icons. There was some reconstruction work underway and we were unable to see the... More 

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