Kizichesky Monastery

Kazan, Russia

Kizichesky Vvedensky Monastery is a small male monastery in Kazan. It was founded in 1691 by Adrian—the Moscow Patriarch, who until 1690 were the Kazan Bishop. The name Kazichesky means Holy Martyrs of Cyzicus. The monastery was devoted to the martyrs because parts of their relics were brought to the monastery—according to the wishes of Adrian. In the 1690s Vvedensky Cathedral and Vladimirskaya Church were built. Vvedensky Cathedral was destroyed during the Soviet epoch. Ilya Andreevich Tolstoy (the grandfather of Lev Tolstoy) is buried in the monastery.



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Founded: 1691
Category: Religious sites in Russia

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Александр л (14 months ago)
A very interesting place in the territory is not large but very cozy
Андрей Матвеев (14 months ago)
Nice monastery with very strict rules
Странник ТотСамый (16 months ago)
Entrance to another world: quiet, calm and peaceful
Юлия Федотова (17 months ago)
My favorite temple. How the choir sings there ... the soul melts
Надежда Медведева (2 years ago)
Старинное здание, хорошие службы. Близко к дому.
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