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“A very impressive and important monastery” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery)

The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery)
Ranked #4 of 56 things to do in Suzdal
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“A very impressive and important monastery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

The Convent is the Cathedral of the Intercession was built in early 16th century. It is made of old white-stone architecture of Suzdal. There are several icons and the other works of art inside the convent. There is a gallery with a tent-roofed belfry. The convent grounds are surrounded by the Kamenka river that bends in Suzdal.

Visited June 2013
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“One of the main sights in Suzdal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Worth wandering around. The gardens are lovely. Make sure you are there in time for the bell ringer (I think it is 11am but double check).

Visited August 2013
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“A place of peace and quiet.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

The Pokrovsky Monastyr (Intercession Monastery) dates back to 1363 and is one of the many monasteries of Suzdal.
It is located beyond the river Kamenka, and can be reached by taxi or on foot, walking from Krupskoy Ulica, a road crossing the main street Ulica Lenina on the rigght, towards north. After crossing the river, after a hundred meters, turn right and you will see the walls of the monastery after about two hundred meters on the right. (Ask always the Pokrovsky Monastyr). Admission is free, but some days it is closed, ask.
Surrounded by walls, the entrance is through the Holy Door, located under the Church of the Annunciation. Before entering you can see to the right, beyond a narrow road, the churches of St. Peter and St. Paul, 1694 and the smallest church of St. Nicholas, 1712.
The interior of the monastery is very nice and quiet, well-kept flower beds, and nuns who walk in the paths. You can breath an air of serenity and quiet. There are beautiful wooden houses where you can stay, but we did not understand how to book.
There is also a restaurant, but it closes at 6 pm, as the whole monastery. All activities in monasteries begin very early in the morninge and finish very early in the afternoon.
If you're lucky, visit the monastery with the sun and the beauty is dazzling, otherwise rain and gray skies change it in a sad place.
The Potrovsky Sobor, the Cathedral of the Intercession, is the largest building in the center of the monastery. You can find almost immediately on the right. Built in 1510 it is very nice outside, and its architecture is dazzling white, the green of the flower beds. It is connected by a gallery open to the bell tower.
Entrance is possible, of course keeping silent during the celebrations and women must have their heads covered by a veil. Upon entering, there were some nuns singing holy hymns with an angelic voice. Praying in this place gives a sense of inner peace.

Visited August 2012
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“Beautiful (summer) flower beds and peaceful area to walk around...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

I walked to the convent on a little footpath around the back of the kremlin- a nice little jaunt over a little stream and through wildflowers.
Some of the convent was roped off, restricting visitors from entering, but you can walk around some of the grounds and into the main church. Not a whole lot of excitement when I was there, but it was lovely and peaceful- the nuns must enjoy gardening because all of the flower beds were brimming with gorgeous blooms!

Visited July 2012
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