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“A moment of peace”
Review of Donskoi Monastery

Donskoi Monastery
Ranked #14 of 2,584 things to do in Moscow
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Owner description: This 16th-century monastery was built to commemorate what was considered a miraculous victory over Tatar troops, attributed to the powers of the Donskaya Icon.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Donskoi Monastery and its cemetery (both old and new ones) are really worth visiting while being in Moscow. A beautiful and peaceful place for a nice break away from the tumult of the city!

Thank Pauline J
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Really nice place with old big church that u must defently enter. And of course cemetry behind the church with tombstones and crypts of 18-20th centuries around which you can walk

Thank vanko T
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is an attractive old monastery which hasn't been as fortunate as some of the other religious structures in getting renovated earlier. The walls are beginning to crumble and many of the buildings within the compound are undergoing renovation. It's still a nice place to visit, but of course it will presumably be better once the renovation work is complete.

Thank KGB777
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We went to Donskoi monastery in September 2017.

The monastery is easily accessible by metro or with trams.

There are very few tourists that make it there, and the entrance is free. The two churches and the cemetery.

The new, bigger church has an impressive wall of icons, dazzling. It was mesmerizing. The smaller church is the original one, built on the site of the victory of Goudounov on the Tatars. The style is heavier but it is still intact.

The cemetery is very romantic especially at sunset.

Overall, I found the monastery very relaxing and worth the trip.

Thank Guillaume R
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This monastery has many buildings that are all looking very old and tired and are in desperate need of refurbishment. They are currently doing a lot of building work in the grounds so be prepared to get a little dirty when walking around. The main church must be viewed inside as it has a spectacular alter.

Thank jordanellie41
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