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Goritsky Monastyr Review

This fortresslike monastery, high on a hill south of the town center, was founded in the first half of the 14th century and is now an art and history museum. It displays ancient manuscripts and books found in this area, jewelry, and sculptures. An impressive collection of icons includes the 15th-century treasure, Peter and Paul Apostles, the oldest icon in the region, and a small collection of paintings with works of Konstantin Korovin. Outside the entrance to the museum is a proud monument to the T-34 tank, which saved Russia from the Germans in World War II. Inside is the large Uspensky Sobor (Cathedral of the Assumption), built in 1544.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 4 per. Muzeyny, Pereslavl-Zalessky, 152024
  • Phone: 48535/381–00
  • Cost: 20R for monastery grounds, other small fees to enter different parts of museum.
  • Hours: Wed.–Mon. 10–4:30; closed last Mon. of month
  • Website:
  • Location: Pereslavl-Zalessky
Updated: 06-24-2013

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