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Convent of SS Martha and Mary

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Address: ul Bolshaya Ordinka, 34 | Metro Tretyakovskaya, Moscow 119017, Russia
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Phone Number: 8 (495) 951-11-39

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A very unique example of early 20th century Russian architecture in downtown Moscow

Built in a very nice neighborhood of Moscow, an enjoyable 20 minutes walk from the bridge over the Moscow River to the east of the Cremlin and very close to the famous Tretyakov... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2016
Carlo R
Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Built in a very nice neighborhood of Moscow, an enjoyable 20 minutes walk from the bridge over the Moscow River to the east of the Cremlin and very close to the famous Tretyakov Gallery. This aparted white monastery is built in a very peculiar early 20th centure style, not far from German Jugendstil, which is evident both in the architecture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The main church of the convent (built 1908-1912) is an early work by Alexei Shchusev, who would become known much later as the architect of the Lenin's Tomb in the Red Square. The church is a striking example of the Russian Revival style popular in Russia at the turn of the XXth century. The church contains important frescoes and mosaic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

St. Elizabeth the New Martyr was part of the royalty in Russia at the time of the revolution. She was the sister of Empress Alexandra and was married to Grand-Duke Sergei who was assassinated by terrorists. After his assassination, she devoted her life to prayer and helping others. She sold all her jewels and used all her money to establish... More 

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It wouldn’t be a mistake to call Pyatnitskaya street the main axis of this neighborhood – turn one direction and you’ll find the Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane, turn another – a hip Scandinavian restaurant. Old churches now embrace contemporary life with style and grace. Going to Zamoskvorechye is like visiting during the times when it was a medieval Russian quarter, but with a modern twist of 20th century buildings pushing themselves into the 21st century with new businesses opening weekly. Stroll down Pyatnitskaya to taste dozens of global cuisines – from Ukrainian and Georgian to Thai and American.