Russia travel blog | All about Russia in English

Jun/15

28

St. John the Baptist Convent in Vyazma

St. John the Baptist Convent, founded in 1536, is located in the small town of Vyazma (population about 50,000), in the east of Smolensk region, 210 km from Moscow.

The convent itself is small, on its territory there are two churches: Church of the Ascension with a bell tower and Church of the Icon of the Holy Mother “Hodegetria.”

Church of the Ascension

St John Convent, Vyazma, Russia, photo 1

The convent is the main attraction of the town mainly due to its famous three-domed stone church of the Smolensk Icon of the Holy Mother “Hodegetria.”

It is a unique architectural monument included in the UNESCO list of monuments of world importance. Photos by: Alexander Maretsky.

Church of the Icon of the Holy Mother “Hodegetria”

St John Convent, Vyazma, Russia, photo 2

St John Convent, Vyazma, Russia, photo 3

St John Convent, Vyazma, Russia, photo 4

St John Convent, Vyazma, Russia, photo 5

St John Convent, Vyazma, Russia, photo 6

St John Convent, Vyazma, Russia, photo 7

St John Convent, Vyazma, Russia, photo 8

St John Convent, Vyazma, Russia, photo 9

St John Convent, Vyazma, Russia, photo 10

St John Convent, Vyazma, Russia, photo 11

St John Convent, Vyazma, Russia, photo 12

St John Convent, Vyazma, Russia, photo 13

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.

Tags:  ·

<<

>>

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply