The Goritsky Monastery of Dormition was a Russian Orthodox monastery in Pereslavl-Zalessky. It was supposedly established it early 14th century during the reign of Ivan I of Moscow (Ivan Kalita). No original architecture was preserved. The oldest parts of the current ensemble date to 17-18th centuries. The monastery was closed in 1788. In 1919 the Pereslavl-Zalessky Historical Museum was established within its territory.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in Russia

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Ниткин Магазин (7 months ago)
Прекрасная погода, старый монастырь. Нечаянно поговорили с местной смотрительницей колокольни. Люди делают наш отдых лучше. Спасибо. Стоит посетить. Умиротворение, красивый вид и старина...
Robert T (12 months ago)
Magical place,filed of history, not far from Peter the Great museum. It is a very old fortress surrounded by a high walls which hide a church and a few old buildings. The buildings are now transformed to gallery of art where are exposed different art work . The church was closed so i do not have much information about interior.
Konstantin Burykhin (18 months ago)
Very nice. Upscale place. Everything tidy and new incl buildings and premises.
Федор Лёвин (2 years ago)
One of the must-visit places in Pereslavl.
Mikhail Zhigarev (3 years ago)
Quite good. The best view of Pereslavl from up high. Some interesting expositions and galleries. Not bad for a museum in a small town.
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