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Novodevichy Convent

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 2004-06-16 at 18:46:13

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From: South Africa
Date: 2017-11-24 16:16:32

The "Moscow-by-Night" tour that we had with Arthur Lookyanov towards the end of September this year (2017) was an absolutely stunning, jaw-dropping introduction to this marvellous city. It was amazing how much we saw in the three hours with Arthur - from the classical Moscow sights to the evocative WW2 Memorial, the beautiful Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the colourful, hyper-modern skyscrapers of the business district. Touring Moscow by night is an absolute "must" for first-time visitors, and if one can arrange to have the knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic Arthur Lookyanov as the tour leader, so much the better!

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