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Walls of Novodevichy Convent

Walls of Novodevichy Convent

The red and white crenellated walls and golden domes of Novodevichy Convent make it one of Moscow's most attractive monasteries. Novodevichy, or "New Maidens Convent" in English, was founded by Vasily III in 1524 to commemorate the recapture of Smolensk from the Lithuanians in 1514. The convent is rather like a miniature Kremlin, built as a fortress In the bend of the Moskva River, became an im portant component of the capital's southern defence belt which consisted of the Donskoi Monastery, the Monastery of St. Daniel, the Monastery of St. Simeon, and other cloisters. The fortress-convent played a part of some consequence in the struggle against the Tatar conquerors and the Polish invaders.

Photo taken on 2004-09-10 at 13:08:23

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Date: 2014-10-06 00:17:28

We booked Arthur's services for a day tour of Moscow in August. We felt like we saw a lot of Moscow in one day. It helps that Arthur has a car :) the highlight for me was the Kremlin and Arthur's vast knowledge of the museum treasures and the Kremlin itself adds another dimension to the tour. And of course his photography skills are very good!