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Danilov Monastery (Moscow)

Danilov Monastery (Moscow)

 

 

 

Danilov Val, 22

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Danilov Monastery

Danilov Monastery is considered to be oldest monastery in Moscow. It was found in 1282 by Daniil Aleksandrovich, son of Aleksandr Nevsky. He was later burred here. The walls of the monasteries date back to the 16th- 18th century. Most of the buildings date back to the 18th and 19th century. Most of the original monastery was burned during Trouble Times in the early 17th century when the second False Dmitry ruled over Moscow with the help of his Polish armies. After Russian Revolution of 1917 the Bolsheviks turned Danilov Monastery into prison. Former cells of the monks were turned into prison cells. Much of valuable interior was destroyed. The cemetery that included many prominent figures in Russian history (N.V. Gogol, V.G. Perov, S.M. Tretyakov and etc) were moved to Novodevichy cemetary. In 1983 the monastery was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church for administrative offices. The work on restorations of this Christian complex lasted for 5 years and was finally completed in 1988, just in time to honor 1000 years of Christianity in Russia. Iconostasis carries many of the icons dating back to the 17th century. A bell tower that was destroyed by the Commies was rebuilt in its original appearance.

 

Danilov Monastery

Trinity Cathedral

Danilov Monastery

Monastery Interior

Danilov Monastery

Church of Seven Holy Fathers of the Councils

 

 


 

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