Novojerusalemskiy monastery in Russian. Located near Istra railroad/bus station, 10 minute walk distance. 40km northwest from Moscow. On Volokolomskoe expressway.
Renovation was going on more than 10 years, and now, from a couple years ago, whole renew project is going on. Everywhere looks like construction site. On 2016, will be completed according to their schedule.
Main temple is closed from time to time. Sometimes you can see underground, sometimes 2nd floor. Very beautiful temple building. Saints cemetries. Almost Russian churches, cathedrals, monasteries - no entrance fee. This monastery has high thick walls like a fortress. You can see canons in front of the gate.
It's famous place. So many people comes after wedding. Many tourists and many Russian religious peoples. Parking lots are big, but full every weekends and holidays.
This region is one of the most beautiful place near Moscow. Beautiful dacha area.
It's the place also, president or vice-president visits on new years eve often.
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