100 most beautiful monasteries of the world and their history

Monasteries of the World

Optina desert is a monastery in Kaluga region, a pearl of Orthodox culture and an object of pilgrimage. It preserves the traditions of Russian.

The Marfo-Mariinsky Monastery is a women’s Orthodox monastery founded early last century in Moscow. Its sisters are engaged in helping.

The Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra is located in Sergiev Posad, the largest Orthodox male monastery in the country, subordinate directly.

Novodevichy Monastery is a picturesque old temple complex in Moscow. During its long history the shrine has managed to be not only a place.

Kiev Pechersk Lavra is a monastic complex that spreads out picturesquely over two hills near the Dnieper River. The shrines are unique and stunning.

Westminster Abbey is not only the largest church in London, but also the center of state life.

Echmiadzin – the monastery of the Armenian Apostolic Church; the seat of the Supreme Patriarch of the Catholicos of All Armenians in 303-484; and

Mont-Saint-Michel is a fortress island in Normandy. Visiting it, you can see with your own eyes the powerful tides, walk through the ancient.

The Holy Dormition Monastery of the Pskov-Pechersk, surrounded by stone fortress walls and reminiscent of an impregnable citadel.

Smolny – the building, which until March 1918 housed the first Soviet government, the Council of People’s Commissars, headed by Lenin.

Donskoi monastery is a stauropegial, that is, directly subordinate to the patriarch or the Holy Synod, a male monastery.

Conception monastery – the first female cloister in the Moscow lands, leading its history since the second half of the XIV century. Monastic.

Novospassky monastery is one of the oldest orthodox cloisters in Moscow. The active male monastery is located in the center of the city, on the left.

The Holy Trinity Female Monastery was erected in Murom, on the steep bank of the Oka. Its magnificent architectural ensemble was created by the Murom people.

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Pokrovsky Stavropigialny Monastery – an Orthodox nunnery in Moscow near the Pokrovskaya Zastava and the place where the relics are located.

Danilov Monastery is an active male monastery in Moscow that reports directly to the patriarch. Although, according to legends, it was founded as early as.

Montserrat Monastery is the most popular Benedictine monastery in eastern Catalonia. Located on a high cliff among thousands.

The New Athos Simon Cananite Monastery is located at the foot of Mount Athos in Abkhazia. Its golden domes shine in the sun, complementing it.

St. Andrew’s Monastery is a modest monastery nestled at the foot of the slopes of the Vorobyovy Mountains that descend to the St. Andrew’s Embankment.

Nilov Hermitage – the legendary active monastery, located on Stolobny Island, in the eastern part of Lake Seliger.

Spaso-Preobrazhensky Solovetsky Monastery is the spiritual stronghold of Orthodoxy in northern Russia and one of the iconic monuments of the country’s history. He.

Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery is located in the heart of the historical part of Yaroslavl, at the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl rivers. Founded over.

Alexander Nevsky Monastery was founded at the place where the Black River flows into the Neva River. It was founded in 1710 by decree of Peter I.

Vardzija is a legendary cave city in Javakheti, carved in the depths of a picturesque rock rising above the Kura River. Cave.

Ipatiev Monastery is located on the arrow between the Volga and Kostroma rivers. It was first mentioned in chronicles in 1432.

The monasteries of Meteora, like eagles, are crowned with 400-meter peaks in the mountains of Thessaly. Hermit monks who fled from the oppression of the Turks in the XI century.

Rila Monastery is the most famous spiritual center of Bulgaria, hidden in a picturesque mountain gorge 120 km south of Sofia. Here from all over.

St. Vvedensky monastery is a convent, located on an island in the middle of Lake Vvedensky, 4 km from Pokrov, in the Petushinsky district.

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Tatev Monastery is one of the most famous among the numerous monasteries of the Armenian Apostolic Church. It is situated in a picturesque place.

Chernigov Skete is an ancient cave monastery, founded in the middle of the XIX century near the Trinity Lavra. In addition to the Orthodox.

The St. Nicholas Monastery in Mogilev is an Orthodox nunnery of the Belarusian Exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church. On the territory.

Annunciation Monastery is the oldest monastery in Nizhny Novgorod, founded in 1221. The white-stone monastery is located in Nizhny Novgorod.

Ascension David’s Hermitage is located in the village of Novy Byt, on the banks of the river Lopasnya, 85 km from Moscow and 24 km from Serpukhov, near.

Zadonsky Christmas Monastery is located in the Lipetsk region. It was founded in 1610 by two elder-Schemonks of Sretensky.

Ganina Yama is a sunken mine near Yekaterinburg, where the remains of the country’s last emperor and his family were dumped after being shot. В.

Monasteries of the World

A monastery is a separate community of monks or nuns united in a single complex of religious and economic buildings. Monasteries are found in Buddhism, Orthodoxy, and Catholicism. A third branch of Christianity, Protestantism, denies the institution of monasticism and, accordingly, monasteries.

The first Christian monasteries appeared at the dawn of Christianity in the third century, organized by hermits who had retreated from the world. Christian monasteries can be of several types (lavra, hermitage, hermitage, etc.), some of the largest Orthodox monasteries are given the status of lavra for their importance. There are now two laurels in Russia: the Trinity Sergius Monastery in Sergiev Posad and the Alexander Nevsky Monastery in St. Petersburg.

The active Sanaksary Monastery of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, located in the Republic of Mordovia, is a monument of architecture of the 18th century and a holy place.

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Novo-Golutvin Holy Trinity Female Monastery in Kolomna is located on the territory of the Kolomna Kremlin and is a federal cultural heritage site.

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The Novospassky Monastery in Moscow is one of the oldest in the city, its shrines are revered throughout the world, and its unique architecture impresses with its distinctiveness.

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Balikli Monastery is an Orthodox shrine of Turkey with an ancient history. On the territory of the active monastery there is a spring with healing power and a miraculous icon.

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Alexander monastery is one of the architectural and historical attractions of the Vladimir-Suzdal land.

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A visit to Pyukhtitsky monastery. Those wishing to visit the monastery will get acquainted with historical moments of the development of Orthodox religion, with the life of nuns.

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One of the most unusual monasteries of Taung Kalat in Myanmar (Burma), located on top of the frozen lava mountain of the same name at a height of 737 meters.

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Those who want to see the Kremlin do not necessarily need to go to Moscow, for some it will be easier to go to Verkhoturye.

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The monasteries of Meteora are a special attraction created by nature and man in a fruitful union on the territory of Greece.

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In the Yaroslavl region, in the village of Solba is Nicolo-Solbinskiy nunnery spiritual cloister of Orthodox people.

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The Serafimo-Diveyevo Women’s Monastery in the Nizhny Novgorod region in the village of Diveyevo or the fourth “earthly appanage of the Blessed Virgin Mary”.

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Tatev Monastery is a tourist complex, a hermitage monastery and a ropeway and a natural bridge, a cave and other attractions.

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Men’s monastery in Kursk region, locality and historical and cultural center all this is “Kursk Root Hermitage”.

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Holy Trinity Makarievsky Zheltovodsky Monastery, a women’s Orthodox monastery on the Volga River, Nizhny Novgorod region.

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Kykkos Monastery, a monastery of the Cypriot Orthodox Church, the most famous monastery in Cyprus since the end of the 11th century.

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Svyato-Danilov Monastery, a male monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church, on the right bank of the Moskva River, founded in the 13th century.

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