Discover the secrets of the Russian Tsars and aristocracy through this tour of the Novodevichy convent. The monastery used to be a place where the women of the tsar family and of Russian noble families, took the veil. It was also the burial place of the russian nobility and during the Soviet era, the most prominent figures were buried there.
Be impressed by the architectural style, called "Moscow Baroque" and the rich interiors. Find out how Novodevichy is connected with the tsars but also with the Christian Orthodox tradition in Russia. Learn the history of princess Sofia who was forced to live there the last years of her life. Visit the oldest building of the convent, the Assumption cathedral and the chambers where the disgarced princess Sofia lived.