Tour of the Ancient cloister of Novodevichy Convent and its necropolis from Moscow
Walking tours

Tour of the Ancient cloister of Novodevichy Convent and its necropolis from Moscow

Free cancellation
Language: English , Russian
Availability: Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Discover one of the most beautiful convents in all of Moscow, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Take a walk in this historical place where many powerful have found their last refuge
  • Explore a masterpiece of Russian architecture in the style of Moscow baroque
What to expect

Novodevichy Convent holds many secrets and stories, which increased even more with the advent of the cemetery in its walls.

Take a walk in this historical place where over the centuries influential women have become humble novices and where many powerful have found their last refuge.

Novodevichy Convent, one of the most beautiful in all of Moscow, was founded in 1524. Behind the walls of the monastery hid extraordinary women of noble and wealthy descent. The property of the these persons passed to the monastery, which made it incredibly rich and influential.

The ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent is a masterpiece of Russian architecture in the style of Moscow baroque, which has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2004.

In 1904, the monastery was replenished with another attraction: Novodevichy cemetery, which in Soviet times became the second most important burial place after the necropolis near the Kremlin wall. There are many interesting stories connected with this place, which your guide will gladly tell you.

Please be aware that this tour has different pricing according to the language you choose. Russian has reductions for Children (0-15 years), whereas the tour with an English speaking guide is private, has a minimum of 3 participants and no reductions.

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What's included
  • Professional guide services
  • Visit to the Novodevichy cemetery and an external examination of the Novodevichy Convent
Reduced price
  • Children (0-15 years): reduced
Where

Novodevichy Passage, 1 строение 25, Moskva, Russia, 119435

Meeting point:

Meet your guide at the gate of the central entrance of the Novodevichy Convent with the sign "Liubimiy gorod".

What to remember
  • Please arrive at the meeting place 15 minutes before the start of the tour
  • Please dress according to the weather
  • There will be a lot of attractions on the route, do not forget to recharge your smartphone or take a camera
  • Please be aware that this tour has different pricing according to the language you choose. Russian has reductions for Children (0-15 years), whereas the tour with an English speaking guide is private, has a minimum of 3 participants and no reductions.
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When
  • Every saturday at 3:00pm
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Provider
Lyubimij Gorod
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 6 hours before the activity begins.

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