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Visited this place which has underground Churches carved out from caves/walls by monks in the past and where there's natural spring water. Across from the monastery is a pond and the place is full of ducks and absolutely beautiful.
They say monks used to come here to pray in peace, the place is very special and quite different from the crowded Posad, we spent about an hour there on our way back to relax after Serghiev Posad intensive cultural visit. Visitors are also offered...More
The paintings and icons are very impressive. We were enthusiastic with the explanation about Saint Sergio's life by a nun. Many people were in line, in a souvenir store, buying a kind of oil for candles that we thought it was holy water! The signals...More
This should be called a monastery as there were no nuns present. In fact the deacon who showed us around was firm in saying this was a monastery. The whole monastery has had multiple uses over the years and has only recently been restored to...More