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Review of Danilov Monastery

Danilov Monastery
Ranked #179 of 2,538 things to do in Moscow
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Founded in the late 13th century, this is the oldest Moscow monastery and now an official residence of the Moscow Patriarchate.
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 left.

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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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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 knowing that this is in a busy part of moscow

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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 the monastery and see old buildings Danilov Monastery. I looked at the monastery all went inside the temple of the Holy Fathers of Seven Ecumenical Councils where the relics, ancient icons and cancer 16 century with relics of St. Prince Daniel. Also in the monastery is Trinity Cathedral built in 1838 by famed architect OI Bove, he built many buildings in Moscow in these times. I saw the Residence of His Holiness the Patriarch, but only the building because the entrance to the building is closed. At the residence is a mosaic depicting the Savior. At the gates of the monastery there is a stall with the monastery's bakery and a bookstore. There is protection of the monastery, it protects
the Cossack guard - Ural captain. An excursion to the monastery I liked it, I've been here several times since I live in Moscow, and go again, I would like to take more shots and video. For tourists in the monastery give tours. Tour office is located opposite the Danilov Monastery, just across the road. Address Danilov Monastery: the nearest metro station is Tulskaya, the output of the subway, walk to the tram tracks and turn right, go straight down Danilovsky Val, Building 22.

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