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New Jerusalem Monastery

Tourism in Russia > Around Moscow > New Jerusalem Monastery

New Jerusalem Monastery

   
 
 

In the 17th century, Nikon, then Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, had an inspiration to recreate Holy Land on the outskirts of Moscow. Nikon's vision for this project included an exact replica of the Holy Sepulchre and the Garden of Gethsemane. This is how the New Jerusalem Monastery came to be. Its central architectural masterpiece is the magnificent Cathedral of the Resurrection. Today the New Jerusalem is still a functioning monastery, but it also houses a museum with a variety of ethnographic and art collections. In the adjacent park there are several fascinating examples of the traditional Russian wooden architecture.

 
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