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Address: Danilovskiy Val St., 22 | Metro: Paveletskaya, Moscow 115191, Russia
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Phone Number: +7 495 958-11-07
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Founded in the late 13th century, this is the oldest Moscow monastery and...

Founded in the late 13th century, this is the oldest Moscow monastery and now an official residence of the Moscow Patriarchate.

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A peaceful place in this loudy neighborhood of Moscow

The place has been restored to its ancient splendor like much of downtown Moscow, after the Soviet era when it has been used as a juvenile prison. The area to visit is not large... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2015
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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The place has been restored to its ancient splendor like much of downtown Moscow, after the Soviet era when it has been used as a juvenile prison. The area to visit is not large, also due to the fact that the more recent neo-classic temple is closed to visitors, whereas the most ancient part is currently used by believers. This... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

Not frequented by tourists, this is more of a monastery of the Russian people. We were fortunate to visit during a service - beautiful singing/chanting. The piroshki in the shop at the left of the main entrance really is amazing. Best to have an interpreter when you visit, and have them explain the expectations (don't put your hands in your... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Attended the service at night. The prayers and the hymns were so peaceful that one surely connects with Him. Each person held lighted candle in hand. The electric lights were turned off. The atmosphere was filled with reverence.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012

Located a bit off central area this monastery has a large territory, so you can not only visit churches but walk around as well to feel the silence. Don't forget to buy a very special monastery bread from the local bakery - one kiosk is located in front of the main entrance and another right after the entrance on your... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

beautiful, serene and a special place to visit. I think many monasteries are worth a visit in Moscow, and this is one on the top of the list

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

I was taken here by friends, nothing in the guide book and clearly very few foreigners go here. Its peaceful gardens resonate to the bells and the shuffling of people in and out of the main church. Take a head scarf if you are a woman as it is obligatory. Sit under the trees and watch time peacefully go by... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2011

Danilov Monastery - the first monastery in Moscow and an integral part of Russian history. Monastery was founded in 1282 by Prince Daniel, the son of Alexander Nevsky. I'm interested and I went to the monastery a winter Sunday morning, It was cold and overcast but the weather does not upset me, because I know I'll be on tour in... More 

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