New Jerusalem Monastery. Russia

posted on 30th of april, 2016

New Jerusalem Monastery called architectural icon. This monastery is the likeness and the collective image of the Holy Land. When you enter through the main gate of the monastery, it seems that you can see the whole city from a high hill.

The monastery stands on the river Istra, which surrounds it on three sides. In the XVII century, during the construction of the monastery, the river Istra was called Jordan.

Mikhail Lermontov visited the monastery several times. Poet interested in the fate of the founder of the monastery - Patriarch Nikon.

In New Jerusalem Monastery there are three architectural styles: ancient russian, baroque and russian classicism. Rastrelli and Matvey Kazakov were the architects of the monastery. The monastery is decorated with porcelain tile.

In 1919, the New Jerusalem Monastery was closed. In 1941 the monastery was destroyed. Only in the second half of the twentieth century began restoration of architecture.

Comments (4)

Posted by Uniq78 on May 02, 2016
Thank you very much, Picstudio!
Posted by Picstudio on May 01, 2016
lovely pics.
Posted by Uniq78 on May 01, 2016
Thank you, Saulute123! The architecture is really beautiful.
Posted by Saulute123 on May 01, 2016
Nice photos, wonderful architecture :)

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