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Donskoi Monastery

Donskaya Sq., 1, Moscow 115419, Russia
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This monastery has many buildings that are all looking very old and tired and are in desperate need... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Bolton, United Kingdom
Incredibly beautiful monastery and whole complex around it !

We stayed at that time in 2002 in Hotel Sputnik in Leninski Prospect ( Leninski Avenue) and had... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2016
Oleg Y
Belgrade, Serbia
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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“main church” (3 reviews)
“invasion” (2 reviews)
“iconostasis” (2 reviews)
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Donskaya Sq., 1, Moscow 115419, Russia
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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...More

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We stayed at that time in 2002 in Hotel Sputnik in Leninski Prospect ( Leninski Avenue) and had been told on some occasion that relatively close to our place of dwelling was located Donskoi Monastery. We visited this spot, taking the bus ride, since wanted...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I visited the monastery only because I wished to see Solzhenitsyn's grave, but was absolutely stunned by the whole place. It is a beautiful and tranquil haven not far from the centre of the city. A short walk from Shabulovskaya metro station - turn right...More

2  Thank PeterGroves81
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This place is a still working monastery in Moscow. The area is larger than Danilov or Andronikov, and encompasses a temple, a cemetery and some other service buildings still used by clergymen. This is an active place of worship, so there is no ticket, and...More

1  Thank Carlo R
Reviewed 13 April 2015

we were fortunate to visit during an Easter service which was special. But the most special part of the visit was seeing all the old gravestones that have been rescued and preserved in the yards around the monastery

1  Thank rwe003
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Donskoi Monastery is situated more or less close to the metro station "Shabolovskaya", but you need to know the way to it, otherwise you will be lost. In the Soviet times it was made a museum of architecture, which not only saved it from the...More

3  Thank alexey2612
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Though I personally liked it less than Novodevichy Convent, it is still worth a visit. Recently refurbished, the buildings and gardens are well taken care of. An old medieval cemetery is actually a nice walk and is atmospheric. Four stars are given because of a...More

Thank AndreaCaraCarina
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Donskoi Monastery was a great place to visit - not too hard to find and easily accessible via metro. I didn't know but you have to pay a small fee if you want to take pictures. The cemetery has a lot of good places to...More

Thank Chango007
Reviewed 30 December 2012

This place is historical and atmospheric. I lived in Russia as a foreigner for more than 15 years, and this is one of my favourite spots. Also the Petropavlovsky Monastery on the Petrovka which is not listed as a separate site.

1  Thank Kirochka
Reviewed 10 February 2012

I love this place in Summertime. Very pictures old cemetery, statues, walls, cathedral.

1  Thank Valentin S
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