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Like an Elder Statesman

This is an old cathedral within a Monastery. It's design is interesting and again the white... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Part of the Monastery

The Cathedral is closed most of the time, but the monastery is always open and, according to me... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Joop V
Ede, The Netherlands
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Bogoyavleniya Sq., 25/2, Yaroslavl 150000, Russia
+7 485 230-40-72
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is an old cathedral within a Monastery. It's design is interesting and again the white exterior stands out against the surroundings. We visited it on a shore excursion of our Viking River Cruise.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

The Cathedral is closed most of the time, but the monastery is always open and, according to me, the main attraction. It was founded in the 12th. century and protected by a great white wall. There are many thing to admire and every hour one...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Joop V
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Spent some time wandering around this walled complex of the Transfiguration Monastery. The Transfiguration Cathedral is often closed to protect its frescoes from moisture. The other buildings in the complex are interesting. There are gift shops to visit which have interesting souvenirs.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ImpulsivePerth
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The Transfiguration Cathedral is located in the Spassky -PreobrazhenskyMonastery complex. It is the oldest building in Yaroslavl with a foundation that is 800 years old and the church 500 years old. This church was built in the early 1500s after a fire burnt to the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Visiting on a sunny day, the golden domes were sparkling in the sunshine. We were treated to an acapella choral performance in the undercroft, giving an insight into Russian folk music.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Sandra and Alan S
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Transfiguration Cathedral and Monastery was built during the 12th-16th century. It served as the kremlin or protected area of the city so has thick walls around it. An eternal flame is at the entrance and has a magnificent view in the rear.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Jean B
Reviewed 28 June 2016

A fortified monastery and Cathedral. It is the oldest building in Yaroslavl. It houses icons and frescoes.

Date of experience: June 2016
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