Museum of Dionisy’s Frescoes - Ferapontov Monastery

Museum of Dionisy’s Frescoes - Ferapontov Monastery, Ferapontovo: Hours, Address, Museum of Dionisy’s Frescoes - Ferapontov Monastery Reviews: 5/5

Museum of Dionisy’s Frescoes - Ferapontov Monastery

Museum of Dionisy’s Frescoes - Ferapontov Monastery
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Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Religious Sites
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Museum of Dionisy’s Frescoes is situated in the architectural ensemble of the Ferapontov monastery (St. Ferapont’s monastery) of the 15th-19th centuries in the village Ferapontovo.The Ferapontov monastery was founded in 1398 by the Holy monk Ferapont. During 400 years it was one of the prominent cultural, religious and educational centres of the Belozersk district. The history of the monastery coincided at some focal points with the important historical events of the formation of the Russian centralized state. The monastery became well-known thanks to the activity of St. Martinian, the disciple of St. Kirill Belozersky.
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Takarasina
935 contributions
Jul 2020
A must-see whether you travel from Moscow, St Peterburg, Vologda, on a river cruise ship or any other way (except for the plane, of course). Russia has very few monasteries so nicely preserved. By strangle trick of Fortune communists have not only let the complex be but even opened a museum there in 1924. Step inside and you'll understand why these frescoes are on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Never restored - just cleaned!
A gem. Mind beautiful surroundings.
Don't miss an opportunity to buy local souvenirs and crafts. One of the few places on Earth where you won't face Chinese-made junk. And they are cheap!
Written July 29, 2020
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AlexanderY
Moscow, Russia63 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
like a miracle - can hardly describe in words. Certainly worth a special trip from Moscow or any other place in the world. Counts to a world's heritage together with the most known frescoes in Vaticano, Italy, France etc. Really a must see
Written January 14, 2015
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workin4somethin
3 contributions
Aug 2020
The historical features give this place most of its character. My wife and I loved it. By the way, there is a lake (picnic and swimming) near the grounds.
Written July 14, 2021
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Raccoontraveller
Vladimir, Russia41 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
It was like a miracle for us to see all those icons painted more than 500 years ago. The colours look like fresh. Amazing!
Written August 24, 2016
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Joseph B
Trumbull, Connecticut, United States1 contribution
Oct 2013 • Solo
Please view my doctoral dissertation on the cycle of Hymns called the Akathist in the interior of this beautifully preserved monastic church! Father Joseph Betha
Written September 20, 2014
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CharlesA
Key Biscayne, FL488 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
The Ferapontov convent (Russian: Ферапонтов монастырь), in the Vologda region of Russia, is considered one of the purest examples of Russian medieval art, a reason given by UNESCO for its inscription on the World Heritage List.
All the interior walls are covered with invaluable frescoes by the great medieval painter Dionisius. This is the last surviving Russian medieval church with fully painted walls.
We had an excellent guide for our small group whose self-taught English was excellent. His spirit and obvious love for the site really made the experience moving. Do not miss this one!
Written August 26, 2014
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TinaQ
Moscow, Russia1,910 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
The monastery is interesting place to visit, mainly because of its church. It's unique because of its beautiful frescoes dating to the end of 15th and beginning of 16th century. They are preserved in their original state, never repainted or restored in an invasive way so you can really appreciate the original sacral art. It's rare to see something like that in Russia as in most churches they touch-up the paintings on the church walls once in a while. It makes for a great feeling of satisfaction to see a gem like that. I highly recommend taking the trip, even if you're not religious. This has transcended to become a testament of Russia's history.
Written August 13, 2013
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