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Sportivnaya 540 m 1, Novodevichiy Passage
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Monastery & museum Novodevichiy

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Luminous and wondrous abode

History

It is founded by prince Vasily III Ivanovich in 1524 in honor of the icon of Virgin Hodegetria to show his gratitude for having taken over Smolensk. In convent, there remains the grave of the first Mother Superior, Elena Decochkina from Suzdal, which attracts pilgrims.

Details

Smolensky Cathedral with five domes stands in the center of the convent. Its interior still has fresco paintings which date back to the XVI century. The cathedral was build after the fashion of Cathedral of the Dormition in Kremlin (‘Uspensky Sobor’ in Russian).

Bell tower, 72 meters high, has six levels and was made in Naryshkin Baroque architecture style (late XVII century). It was the tallest bell-tower in Moscow after bell tower of Ivan the Great.

Vallum and towers were built during the reign of Boris Fyodorovich Godunov (1551 –1605) after the fashion of Kremlin and later decorated with laced elements.

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Temples, museums and architecture nearby address «1, Novodevichiy Passage»

Museum MAMM

Regular exhibitions of contemporary art and multimedia projects

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Gallery Tretyakov Gallery

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Art park Muzeon

3 km

Museum Bunker—42

Go to the Cold War bunker-museum to play spy games or strikeball

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Soviet arcade machines 15 kop.

Museum of Soviet arcade machines

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Museum GMII Pushkina

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Museum Planetarium

Great Moscow planetarium opened on June 13th, 2001

4 km

Cultural Center Autoville

Visit the museum of retro-cars, restaurant, boutique and children's autodesign center

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House & Museum of the house Melnikov House

House-studio of the architect Melnikov, a world-famous masterpiece of the Soviet avant-garde

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Cathedral & Museum St. Basil's

Feast your eyes on architectural symbol of Moscow

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Museum Darwin Museum

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Embankment Crimean

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Institute > strelka

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House Dom Pertsovoy

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Place Moscow City

‘Moscow international business center’

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Building Narkomfin Building

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Museum Moscow Museum

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Museum Bulgakov Museum

Visit a bad apartment ,where Woland gave his ball

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Museum Historical Museum

The largest national historic museum in Russia

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Theatre Bolshoi

One of the most significant theatres of the world has been opened after renovation

5 km

Museum and Sex Shop Tochka G

Erotic Art Museum + Sex-Shop + Erotic Cafe

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Medieval Tsar Residence Moscow Kremlin

Visit the symbol of Russian statehood

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Street Kuznetsky Most

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A building not built Palace of the Soviet

Monumental project, 420 m high, with Lenin atop

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