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Krutitskoe Podvorye

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Address: Krutitskaya st., 11/13 | metro station Proletarskaya, Moscow, Russia
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My Russian friend said that I've already seen all the main attractions and should go visit something more unusual, so I followed her suggestion and went for a visit to this wiered... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
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Beijing, China
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very old and for the most part unrestored church and complex just outside the Garden Ring and very near the Novospassky Convent, which is worth a visit as well, although the main bell tower is currently under restoration.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My Russian friend said that I've already seen all the main attractions and should go visit something more unusual, so I followed her suggestion and went for a visit to this wiered but unique place. If it's not your first visit and you have a few hours to spend, deffinetely go there, espacially great during summer

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Thank Fanny2012
Paris, France
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Always wanted to visit this place when I'll go to Moscow and wasn't dissapointed at all, a piece of ancient everyday life completely untouched

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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384 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a very old terracotta church and building that at first glance looks like ruins. It does however give it a certain charm but do not go out of your way to visit it.

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Moscow, Russia
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85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

If you wanna watch the old Moscow, you should go to this place. Don't imagine so big place, this is so small square, but with Russian soul, when you go through the gates you are coming to history, the beautiful church and building around church. The road like 200 years ago, from stones. We walked around, the artists painted pictures,... More 

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Thank Vladimir R
Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Hardly we thought that Palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich was the top of the beauty in the old russian traditional style, when another pearl of old russian architecture emerged in the front of our eyes. That was the appearance of the Krutitskoe Podvorye, the whole complex of old russian buildings, here, relatively near to the Novospasky Road and Bridge and... More 

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3 Thank Oleg Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

A fascinating place, especially in wintertime when it's covered by snow. You'll have the feeling to be back in the Middle Ages or at least a couple of centuries ago.

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2 Thank miche80
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230 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Everythink very rare here, monks, churches, pavement and atmosphere, few old Russian style movie were filmed here, quite and peaceful but not during Christian celebration..

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Izmir, Turkey
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29 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

When i was there, i was happy to see such a beautiful historical building. A really beautiful sanctuary... I had some wishes and light some candles... Thanks to Moscow municipality for they are keeping such historical places...

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Krutitsy is one of the most spiritual places in the whole city. This is a piece of old divine beauty and solitude almost in the centre of crowed megapolis. It is a little known and seldom visited. Krutitsy Metochion, established in the late 13th century, contains well-preserved buildings erected in the late 17th century on the site of earlier 16th... More 

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