High Monastery of Saint Peter (Vysokopetrovsky)
Address: 28c2, Petrovka street
For some unknown reason, the monastery does not get coverage in the popular guidebooks, which has its pluses – in this unique and bona fide historical location you will not see numerous tour groups.
High Monastery of Saint Peter (Vysokopetrovsky) in Moscow, guided tour
The High Monastery of Saint Peter ((Vysokopetrovsky Monastery) was founded in the 14th century, and is one of Moscow’s most ancient architectural ensembles.
The unusual form of the Church of Saint Peter is of particular interest, reminiscent of a flower with eight petals, and was built by the Italians that erected the Kremlin’s walls and cathedrals in the beginning of the 16th century.
During Soviet times, the monastery was looted and badly damaged, and different organizations made their home here, from a kindergarten to a factory workshop to a library.
Restoration work started in 1991 after the fall of the USSR, and the regular clergy only returned in 2009.
Ratings: 3 (average 5 of 5)