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Novodevichy Convent Museum

The Novodevichy Convent is located in the south-west of Moscow, by a curve of the River Moskva. The ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent is a prominent monument of architecture of the 16-17th centuries.

In 1922 the convent was closed to be turned into a museum, which later became a branch of the State History Museum. The year 1994 saw the reestablishment of the convent.

As far back as the 16th century a cemetery was arranged on the convents territory. At that time church and secular noblemen were laid to rest on the cemetery. In the 19th century heroes of the Great Patriotic War of 1812 were buried there. Famous figures of culture, science and politics also lie in the Novodevichy graveyard, one of the most famous cemeteries in Russia nowadays.

The Novodevichy Convent, included in the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage, is considered one of the oldest and most beautiful churches of Russia.

1, Novodevichy Proyezd

Getting there:

1, Novodevichy Proyezd (a 10-minutes walk from Sportivnaya metro station)



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