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Orthodox Places To Visit In Moscow Region

A one day tour of the Orthodox religion in Moscow region.

Orthodox Places To Visit In Moscow Region

Most of the cultural heritage of Moscow region is dedicated to the Orthodox churches and cathedrals. Theses place are magnificent. I strongly recommend visiting them.

  • Kolomna

    Kolomna is famous for its Kolomna Kremlin, which is one of the largest and most powerful fortresses of its time (was built in 1531 by the order of Basil III). The Kremlin has 7 towers with brick walls. The most famous is called Pyatnitskaya tower with an Orthodox icon over the gate. On the territory of the Kremlin, you can go around the Cathedral with a bell tower, Holy Trinity monastery and more than 400 monuments of federal and regional importance in Kolomna.

  • Zvenigorod

    Zvenigorod traces its history back to the 12th century, and over the centuries of its existence, many unique cultural and architectural monuments have been created. The main cultural object of Zvenigorod – white-stoned Dormition Cathedral, built in the 14th century with the Church of the Epiphany near it, dating to 1893. There are also many temples, but the main spiritual attraction of the city is a Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery, founded in 1398. It was the first monastery in Russia to receive the title of Lavra and it is still considered to be one of the most revered monasteries of the country.

  • Dmitrov

    Dmitrov is famous for its Kremlin, which is an ancient fortress of the XII century and was a residence of the appanage princes of Dmitrov. Being here, you should also visit the Dmitrov Borisoglebsky monastery, which is a monastery of the Moscow regional diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church. The oldest buildings on the territory of the monastery is the Cathedral of Boris and Gleb. City also has a lot of churches such as Kazanskaya, Sretenskaya, Trinity-Tikhvin, Vvedenskaya.

  • Dubna

    There are 6 active Orthodox churches in Dubna, the most famous is the Church of Praise of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Most of the monuments of Dubna are dedicated to the famous physicists who lived and worked in the city and the achievements of Dubna design engineers. You should also go around the second largest monument to Lenin in the world, which is located in Dubna.

  • Sergiev Posad

    Being one of the main Orthodox shrines in Russia and a part of UNESCO heritage, Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the largest monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church with a long history, which is located in the center of Sergiev Posad Moscow region. In the Holy Trinity Cathedral of the monastery are the relics of the founder of the monastery, St. Sergius of Radonezh. Within the walls of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, the Moscow theological Academy and the Seminary are located. In Sergiev Posad you can also visit Spaso-Vifansky monastery with Transfiguration Cathedral with a symbolic mount Tabor inside with a chapel in honour of the Transfiguration, and in the mountain in the cave was created a chapel of St. Lazarus. The monastery also housed the Bethany Theological Seminary.

  • Klin

    The earliest architectural monument of the city is the Assumption Church, but the exact date of its construction is unknown. I also recommend to visit Trinity Cathedral of the Kremlin, the height of which is 25 m and the manor Demyanovo. The oldest monument of the Klin Kremlin is the Resurrection Church, remained from the time when the Klin was a "pit".

The tour by
Sofia Lyakhova