Spectacular Towers of Savva-Storozhevsky Monastery

Spectacular Towers of Savva-Storozhevsky Monastery
«Spectacular Towers of Savva-Storozhevsky Monastery»

The beautiful view of the magnificent architectural ensemble, which includes several buildings of the Savvino-Storozhevsky monastery that were built in mid of 17th century on the money commissioned from Tsar Alexis (Aleksey Michailovich). At the left on this picture you can see the tallest building of the monastery – The Bell Tower, that divides the central square from the service square and rises to the North of Nativity Cathedral, the main church of the religious house. Between the bell-tower and Red Gates is located refectory, the yellow colored building, and behind it you can see the black dome and white drum of the church of Transfiguration. Construction of the bell-tower and church of Transfiguration in 1650s was donated by Sophia, daughter of the tsar Alexei Michailovich. Right in the middle of this picture, you can see very decorative Krasnye Vorota (Red Gates) and the colorful church of Trinity above it. The Powerful Krasnye Vorota (Red Gates) was the main entrance inside the Savva's monastery before it was reconstructed and thick and tall new walls were added also in 17th century to make this monastery unassailable fortress. The building at the right (cropped) where you can see a small porch – it is one of entrances into Tsarina's Chambers, the accommodation that was built by tsar Alexis for his first wife.

The photo #292 was taken on May, 2006 during one day countryside tour to the West from Moscow city with Annie Budz, my Dear Client from Canada.

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