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“The Cemetery is Very impressive”

Novodevichy Convent
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Ranked #40 of 2,467 things to do in Moscow
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located near the Moscow River, this peaceful retreat from the bustling city includes a spectacular 16th-century convent and a cemetery where many of the country's most famous writers, poets, politicians and public figures are buried.
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

The cemetery is outside the walls of the convent and a few blocks away from the metro. It is an honour for those who are buried in this cemetery, mainly those with great contributions to Russia. The whole place feels like a sculpture museum than a cemetery. The only thing is if you don't read / understand Russian, you would not know who is buried in each. If you are not with a tour guide, you would not know the story and history behind each grave. I manage to eavesdrop from a few tour guides. And there are many group tours in the place. I would say the cemetery is a must visit. Entrance is free and FREE toilet by the entrance.

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

The Novodevichy Convent/Fortress is one of the "must see" attractions in Moscow. Our guide Elena (Lena) Vinogradova-medvin56@mail.ru, was one of the best guides that we have used.
She related to us the whole history of this beautiful convent while strolling through the adjacent park.
The main cathedral-Smolenskiy Sobor is impressive as are all of the golden domes and architecture which date back for many centuries.
Next to the Novodevichy Convent there’s Novodevichy Cemetery – a place where many historic figures are buried. Scientists, philosophers, historians, artists – and many other people whose names are often mentioned in our school books. Lena was terrific at guiding us through this maze of burial sights e.g Krushchev, Yeltsin, Gogol et al.

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Very interesting cathedral within the grounds but the really interesting part id the Cemetery where recent presidents and well recognised Russians such as artists, musicians, scientists, astronauts, etc are buried. Although it is a relatively small cemetery, the headstones are very artistic and display the various life recognition.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

You can find yourself in a very quite and non-megapolis area in the heart of Moscow. There are not so many places in the city which had not been destroyed during last two centuries. Novodevichiy has a historical value, but also the neighboring district is very friendly and picturesque. The only drawback the popularity of the place, during weekends in particular. So try to come duirng weekdays and in the morning hours.

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

We went there at the end of winter, very few people. A good place to take a walk. Many flower shops outside.

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