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Museum of Dionisy’s Frescoes - Ferapontov Monastery

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Kargopolskaya St., 8, Ferapontovo 161120 Russia
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Takarasina wrote a review Jul 2020
166 contributions4 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Raccoontraveller wrote a review Aug 2016
Vladimir, Russia42 contributions24 helpful votes
It was like a miracle for us to see all those icons painted more than 500 years ago. The colours look like fresh. Amazing!
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Date of experience: July 2016
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AlexanderY wrote a review Jan 2015
Moscow, Russia63 contributions29 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: January 2015
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Joseph B wrote a review Sep 2014
Trumbull, Connecticut, United States1 contribution
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
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Date of experience: October 2013
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CharlesA wrote a review Aug 2014
Key Biscayne, Florida483 contributions143 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: August 2014
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