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Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichya Emb., 1 | Metro Sportivnaya, Moscow 119435, Russia
+7 499 245-31-68
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Located near the Moscow River, this peaceful retreat from the bustling city includes a spectacular 16th-century convent and a cemetery where many of the country's most famous writers, poets, politicians and public figures are buried.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Novodevichya Emb., 1 | Metro Sportivnaya, Moscow 119435, Russia
Khamovniki
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"famous russians"
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"boris yeltsin"
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"buried here"
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"interesting cemetery"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am sure this is a lovely place. But, only one side church and a tower museum are open at the moment. The main cathedral and the rest of the buildings are undergoing renovations and cannot be seen. We did not bother going in once...More

1  Thank AdventurePhiles
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Specialy the church is most be place for believers. There you meet with God for sure. Nuns, smell, prayer history - centuries. Nice and emotional.

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

One of the best Turkish patriotic writer Mr NAZIM HIKMET’s tomb is here. I was really so happy that he is sleeping such a beautiful place. So clean, so tidy and so cool cemetery. RIP NAZIM HIKMET....

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

Looks like a lovely place but most of it was shut for renovations when we visited. People were helpful and gave us information sheets in English.

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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed strollinh through the cemetary by the Novodrvichy Convent Lotd of Russian famous people is burried there Many of the tombstones are very interesting

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

We visited the monastery last December and although it was very interesting,we were a little disappointed because the main church was closed for renovations.It is very easy to go using the red line of the metro and after getting off it is a 10-minute walk.It...More

1  Thank Konstantinos D
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

We were there at 25th of december 2017 and they were still renovating the main building of the monastry...

2  Thank DrDimSwitzerland
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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

My family and I recently spent an afternoon walking in and around the monastery. There’s so much history to contemplate as you spend time there. Peter the Great’s sister’s imprisonment, etc etc. It’s practically in the center of a huge metropolis but there is practically...More

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Reviewed December 17, 2017

Bit of a walk from Spotivnaya metro. They charge you 400 rubleseach including photos to get into this rubbish place but don't tell you they it is all under renovation, nothing to go inside and actually take pictures! Such a rip off and con. A...More

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Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

We read that renovations were ongoing at the Novodevichy Convent through 2018 and even though the weather was gloomy, wet and cold (mid Nov 2017) but the fact that it is an UNESCO Heritage site, we thought we should visit. Alight at the Sportinavya Metro...More

2  Thank souffle00
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Khamovniki
Khamovniki could be considered a city of its own –
here it’s possible to find some of Moscow’s most
important cultural institutions such as the Pushkin
State Museum of Fine Arts, the Novodevichy Convent and
Trubetskikh Estate, great sport locations such as
Luzhniki stadium and aqua complex, and long and
beautiful Luzhniki embankment. Pick your preferred
form of transport to explore the area – bicycle or
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March 20, 2017|
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Response from Strnnik93 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Red line. Metro station : Sportivnaja. But I recommend Uber or Yandex Taxi ( free aplication) . Taxi is dead cheap in Russia. But ONLY if you use this services. If you stop taxi on the street you will most likely going... More
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