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Spassky (St Saviour) Monastery

Bogojavlenskaja pl, d.25, Yaroslavl 150000, Russia
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Transfiguration Cathedral in the complex is the oldest building in Yaroslavl

We visited the grounds of this monastery complex as an excursion with Scenic river cruises.We had... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Impressive Monastery and very helpful english speaking staff

The monastery is right in the center and well preserved. The staff is very helpful and english... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Munich, Germany
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Bogojavlenskaja pl, d.25, Yaroslavl 150000, Russia
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We visited the grounds of this monastery complex as an excursion with Scenic river cruises.We had limited time to spend at this attraction so didn't go into any of the buildings or see any of the exhibits. The way to the exhibits was signed bilingually...More

Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The monastery is right in the center and well preserved. The staff is very helpful and english speaking. It is definitely worth paying the small fee to climb the bell tower to enjoy a stunning view on Yaroslavl.

Thank JanineMuc
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We went in the morning and it was pretty quiet which was nice. There is a guy who plays the bells for commission. The grounds were kept nice. I didn't go up the tower (there is nominal charge to do this), but supposedly the views...More

Thank scrappying
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour is another nice walled off place to wonder around. Its best feature is the view from the top of bell tower. It's only then you get to appreciate Yaroslavl's onion dome skyline. Yaroslavl seems to be very little...More

Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Very nice monastery at the heart of the city centre - visitors must buy tickets according to which parts of the monastery they want to visit: 30 roubles for the territory, another 50 or 100 roubles per church/attraction... good value for money and nice cafe...More

Thank Clemence P
Reviewed 20 July 2014

It is called also - the Yaroslavl's Kremlin.It is necessary to visit. Do not be lazy to get up and the bell tower to admire views of the city. You can buy souvenirs and a cup of coffee or a beer in a cafe near...More

Thank mihhail i
Reviewed 25 December 2013

This is a very large monastery and church. The church is surrounded by a 2 story monastery which jow forms the museum. The church itself has olive green domes and white washed walls. Like most of the regional churches great deal of restoration is beng...More

Thank Eaa1947
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Incredible old structure and well maintained. You can climb (do not bump you head!) all the way to the top to the bell tower level. Incredible views of the area, and the rivers.

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Beautiful complex of historic buildings. Usually is wrongfully referred to as Yaroslavl’s Kremlin (the actual Kremlin was destroyed in the aftermath of Communist Revolution). The collection of exhibits is almost eclectic is it usually covers a bit of history, art, and nature. The grounds are...More

Thank E-Taimz
Reviewed 24 September 2012

So, you go to Yaroslavl to see onion domes and old historic things, you’ve got to come here. You buy the tickets at the entry and might as well pay the full 500 RUB to get entrance to everything within the compound. There are about...More

Thank BusyFlyingAround
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