Novospassky Monastery

Novospassky monastyr

1490. Walls and towers were built later – in 1640-1642. The monastery served both religious and defensive purpose having withstood sieges of foreign conquerors. During the 18-century plaque it was a quarantine place where healthy people would shelter. The basement served as the family vault to Romanovs (including the grave of the first Russian tsar’s mother).

Address: Krestyanskaya Sq., 10 (Krestyanskaya Ploschad, 10)
How to reach: Proletarskaya metro station
Coordinates: 55.732031, 37.657559