The Novodevichy Monastery in Moscow

The Novodevichy Monastery in Moscow

The Novodevichy Monastery in Moscow is an outstanding example of a very well preserved monastic complex, which represents the Baroque Moscovite style of the characteristic architecture of the late 17th century. The monastery and its annexes are surrounded by walls, and the walls are themselves surrounded by a huge park. In this park is a lake, whose view is important to the overall perception of the monastery. The Novodevichy Monastery in Moscow was founded by Grand Duke Vasili III in ... [ read more ]