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New Jerusalem Monastery


We have a great new city escape tip for you! The “New Jerusalem Monastery” is one of the most beautiful monasteries we have seen so far in Russia and its just in the Oblast of Moscow. The ride is about 1 to 1,5 hour by car, depending on the traffic, so it's perfect to do it on the weekend.
The baroque monastery is originally from the 17th century, but it got badly damaged during The Second World War. Only recently, in 2016, they started with the restoration and renovation of the buildings. Nowadays it's finished with an extremely high level of detail. The inside of the cathedral is probably the most impressive part of the entire monastery with its high ceilings, the bright colors, the small secret rooms and the little church inside the church.
The outside area is also very beautiful and we recommend you to walk on the wall to enjoy a nice view. There is a small restaurant but we didn’t check it out yet. The entrance to the monastery is free of charge, just make sure to check the opening hours before you go there. 
NB for all women: don’t forget to bring a scarf to visit the cathedral. The Orthodox Church considers it to be impolite not to cover your head inside.
Enjoy your visit! 
Location: Ulitsa Sovetskaya, 2, Istra, Moscow Oblast, 143500
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