What To Expect
The red and white crenelated walls and golden domes of Novodevichy Convent make it one of Moscow's most attractive monasteries. Situated a short walk from the Luzhniki Sports Stadium in a tranquil southern suburb of Moscow and inside a bend in the Moscow River, the Convent's leafy gardens are a pleasure to stroll in during the summer months and a welcome retreat from the bustle of the city.
Most of the capital's monasteries were built between the 13th and 16th centuries, not merely as religious centers but as fortified structures with the express purpose of defending the city from Tatar and Pole attacks.
Novodevichy Cemetery, the most famous cemetery in Moscow, was inaugurated in 1898 when it was judged that there were too many burials within monastery walls. One of the first notables to be buried there was Anton Chekhov, whose gilded tomb is the work of Fyodor Shekhtel.
Today, the cemetery holds the tombs of Russian authors, musicians, playwrights, and poets, as well as famous actors, political leaders, and scientists.
Private guide service
Entrance fee to the Convent
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children below 5 years old are free of charge if accompanied by two adults.
Other tour times may be requested. Please inquire.
This tour does not include transportation. Public transportation (when needed) will be used during the tour.
This is a walking tour. We recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
Guide will meet you at your hotel at the start of your tour.
Tour needs to be booked at least 7 days prior to tour date during the high season (May-September) and at least 3 days prior during the low season (October-April).
Tour duration is between 3 to 4 hours.
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