Spaso-Yakovlevsky Monastery

Rostov, Russia

Monastery of St. Jacob Saviour (Spaso-Yakovlevsky) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery situated to the left from the Rostov kremlin on the Rostov's outskirts. Monastery was founded in the 14th century by St Iakov of Rostov.

The earliest kept building of a monastery is Cathedral of Conception of St Anna. It has been constructed in 1686. Another 17th-century building is Savior Transfiguration Cathedral which once belonged to the abolished Spaso-Pesotsky Monastery.

It has been greatly venerated as the shrine of St. Dmitry of Rostov. Most of the monastery structures were built in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in the fine neoclassical style. The Cathedral of St. Dmitry of Rostov has been constructed in 1794–1802 with support of Nikolai Sheremetev's column.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in Russia

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Florela Petculescu (3 years ago)
Beautiful destinations
Любовь Тюрина (4 years ago)
It is calm and cozy here, you can sit, relax, and have something to think about.
Jackie von Brandis (5 years ago)
Beautiful monastery, two churches you can visit and wall you can walk on makes great photo opportunities.
Michael Kam (5 years ago)
Wonderful church and big Monastery
Di jan (5 years ago)
Красивый, величественный собор. Вход на территорию свободный, а подъем на смотровую площадку около 100 рублей. Территория ухоженная, персонал вежливый. На территории есть свое местное кафе.
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