Nikolo-Perervinsky Monastery

Nikolo-Perervinsky Monastery is the southernmost historical monastery of Moscow

The monastery is encircled by modern apartment buildings
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It is dedicated to Saint Nicholas the Miracle-Worker. 

The abbey was first mentioned in the city records in 1623, although it is believed that it had existed for more than a century prior to that.

The monastery view from the river
pinterest button The monastery view from the river Aleksey Zobov, GNU 1.2

Its name (from the Russian verb «to interrupt») is explained by the fact that the Moskva River has repeatedly changed its flow at this place.

 Iversky temple of Nikolo-Perervinsky Monastery
pinterest button Iversky temple of Nikolo-Perervinsky Monastery Минеева Ю. (Julmin), CC BY-SA 1.0

  The abbey began to expand in the mid-17th century and grew especially large at the turn of the century, when Patriarch Adrian made the cloister his summer residence and built the so-called Old Katholikon (1696–1700).

Barbican Church of the Theotokos of Tolga
pinterest button Barbican Church of the Theotokos of Tolga Минеева Ю. (Julmin), CC BY-SA 1.0

In 1775, they opened a theological seminary on the premises of the monastery.

Its main sources of income were Sukharev Tower, Iverskaya Chapel and other sketes, attached to it by the ecclesiastic authorities.

Nikolsky temple of Nikolo-Perervinsky Monastery
pinterest button Nikolsky temple and belltower of Nikolo-Perervinsky Monastery Минеева Ю. (Julmin), CC BY-SA 1.0

In 1908, the vast New Katholikon was consecrated to the Holy Icon Our Lady of Iberia.

The abbey was closed down in the 1920s.

The Russian Orthodox Church resumed divine service in the Old Katholikon in 1991.

Useful Information

Nikolo-Perervinsky Monastery
Russian: Николо-Перервинский монастырь

Admission

free

Opening hours

  • Mon-Sun: 7:30–19:00

Contacts

82, Shosseinaya street, Moscow 109383
109383 Москва, ул. Шоссейная, 82

☎ +7(495) 354-49-65

Location

It is situated at south of the district of Pechatniki between the Moscow river and the Lublino railroad classification yard.

How to get

Metro Pechatniki, buses: # 292, 703, 161 Metro Tekstilschiki, buses:  # 161, 703
Marshrutka: # 38M
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