Russia, FREMAD RUSSIA
Cathedrals - Churches - Monasteries
- Christ the Saviour Cathedral
- Holy Rus' :The heart of Russian Faith
- Novodevichy Convent
- Sergiev Posad
- St. Basil's Cathedral
- The Moscow Kremlin
The Novodevichy Convent is an outstanding example of an exceptionally well-preserved monastic complex, representing the Moscow Baroque style in the architecture of the late 17th century. It provides an example of the highest accomplishments of Russian architecture with rich interiors and an important collection of paintings and artefacts.
The convent was a part of a chain of monastic ensembles that were integrated into the defense system of the city. The convent was directly associated with the political, cultural and religious history of Russia, and closely linked to the Moscow Kremlin. It was used by women of the Tsar’s family and the aristocracy. Members of the Tsar’s family and entourage were also buried in its cemetery.
On the territory of the Novodevichy Convent one can see the beautiful monuments - the Bell Tower, which was built in 1690, and Smolensky Cathedral (Cathedral of the Holy Virgin of Smolensk), decorated with frescoes depicting the episodes from Russian history.