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Tour To Novodevichy Convent

Novodevichy Convent is truly a unique site in the center of Moscow: place of seclusion inside a crowded megalopolis. It was founded by tzar Vasily III in the year 1524 and has changed drastically throughout the time of its existence. It was being used as a nunnery and played an important role in defending the city.

When you walk in through the gates, you see all the beauty of this extremely gorgeous place: white and red Baroque lace is reflected in the surface of a pond. Architecture of the monastery is charming, especially the overall impression you get by visiting the Smolenskiy Cathedral, which is located next to the monastery. Besides that you will see graves of prominent Russian scientists, writers, public figures and military leaders.

There is also a dramatic story related to the Novodevichy Convent regarding sister of Peter I the Great tsarevna Sophie, which was imprisoned in the monastery for participating in rebellion against her brother.

At the beginning of twentieth century nunnery was closed down and the whole building has been converted into a museum of Free Women. Most buildings have been destroyed forever, others were used as warehouses and landfills. Only after the restoration monastery resumed its monastic life and now it works as a museum and a nunnery at the same time.


Metro stations: Sportivnaya
Daily throughout the year, accept Tuesday and last Monday in month, from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. Meeting point: Novodevichy passage 1.

PRICE for Tour To Novodevichy Convent

Language (group 1-5 persons) Price for 1,5 hour tour
Russian, English, German, French 3000 RUR
Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Czech 3500 RUR
Arabic, Japanese, Hebrew, Chinese, Turkish, Hungarian, Scandinavian 5900 RUR
Entrance Fee
+300 RUR regardless of number of people
250 RUR

The price is set for group.Cost of tour guides in other languages may differ. Transfer is not included.

Transportation for Tour To Novodevichy Convent

We provide any kind of transport you need for our tour. We offer you various class of vehicles with driver: budget, premium, luxury (vip taxi) and also minivans and coaches up to 50 peoples for comfortable tour in group.

Book Tour To Novodevichy Convent

To book the tour please call us at +7 495 228-8882 and our booking manager will provide you all nesessary information about this excursion. We draw your attention, that the Tour To Novodevichy Convent is granted with the condition of full payment. For payment we can send you a courier or you can come to our office.

You can book Tour To Novodevichy Convent by e-mail info@gotorussia.ru or by phone +7 495 228-8882 or through our online booking form.

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