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Monastery of st Ipaty

Prosveshheniya St, 1, Kostroma 156004, Russia
+7 494 231-25-89
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Monastery by the Riverside..!

A beautiful monastery by the riverside. It also has a nice museum with a big collection of... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2014
Sumit J
Moscow, Russia
Great Monastery

This great monastery is situated on the bank of the Kostroma River (Russia) and is certainly worth... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2014
Елена М
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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Prosveshheniya St, 1, Kostroma 156004, Russia
+7 494 231-25-89
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

A beautiful monastery by the riverside. It also has a nice museum with a big collection of artefacts regarding orthodox christianity. A must visit if passing this town and should be followed up with a meal on one of the floating restaurants on the Volga...More

Thank Sumit J
Reviewed 6 October 2014

This great monastery is situated on the bank of the Kostroma River (Russia) and is certainly worth visiting. The focal point of the monastery is the Trinity Cathedral - a fine example of the Orthdox Architecture. Part of the monastery is a museum that contains...More

Thank Елена М
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

A must see in Kostroma. Very interesting. A piece of history of Russia... The museum shows a lot of pieces. I would say it is the main attraction in Kostroma. Very well conserved.

1  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 25 July 2014

If you have visited Kostroma - this is the main attraction. I will not write about the state of the soul, when we visited the Temple - a private affair of each individual. Besides, there are many interesting things for those who are interested in...More

Thank mihhail i
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Located on the Volga near the split with the Kostroma river,this is the iconic thing to do while visiting Kostroma. All the tour buses go here. The monastery is actually pretty small. There are some historical documents and artifacts, and letters signed by Yeltsin and...More

Thank russkwtx
Reviewed 14 May 2014

This is indeed a must for those visiting Kostroma. The Monastery is a historical landmark and an important place for the Russian history. This is where the Ipatiev chronicle was written and where Mikhail Romanov was elected Tsar of Russia in 1613 and thus started...More

1  Thank VarvaraK
Reviewed 25 December 2013

Although this monastery, on the banks of Kostroma river was founded in 14th century most of it dates from 16th and 17th century. It is a very important location in Russian history. In early 17th century Muscovites claimed this monastery and installed the Romanov as...More

Thank Eaa1947
Reviewed 10 April 2013

The main feature, characterising this monastery, is it's involvement in the great event in Russian history - electing the first tzar from Romanov's dynasty. It ruled the country for more than 300 years. The brilliant location in the bend of two rivers - Volga and...More

2  Thank Broytman G
Reviewed 22 January 2013

A typical monastery fortress. Definitely a great history behind. The cathedral it self is in good condition; beautiful inside and outside. Yet it is dark and oppressive beauty. It is a great pity that those days wealth was with the church and the best architects...More

Thank MikhailOrlov
Reviewed 6 April 2012

We visit in mid-winter made the day so cold. The river in front of the monastery was frozen so we can just walk down and took a nice shot of the whole monastery. Inside the there are mini museum and the church that well maintained....More

Thank Gunma
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