Donskoy Monastery.

Wordless Wednesday: Moscow Monastery

One of my favourite Monasteries to spend summer afternoons at was the Donskoy Monastery. It is Moscow‘s youngest and was founded in 1591 as the home of the Virgin of the Don icon.

Most of the monastery, surrounded by a brick wall with 12 towers, was built between 1684 and 1733 under Regent Sofia and Peter the Great.

Published as part of Wordless Wednesday


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