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Spas-Andronicus monastery

Andronicus (St.Saviour) monastery located on the bank of Yauza river flow of the Moskva river, about 3.5 kilometers east from the Kremlin. The monastery was founded in 1361 by metropolitan Alexis, and first abbot was Andronicus (the follower of Sergei Radonezhsky), whose name immortalized in the title of monastery.

The cathedral is a real gem of a white-stone architecture. It was built sometime in 1410..1427 with the participance of famous icon painter Andrei Rublev (be aware that he was a monk of this monastery).

At the end of 17 century the monastery refectory church was built too high for the old cathedral, and at the end of 18 century a huge bell-tower, compared to what already looked little refectory.

This Bolsheviks blew up the bell-tower in 1930, the remaining buildings were preserved, and since 1949 in the premises of the monastery situated the museum of ancient russian art named after Andrei Rublev. Cathedral restored in 1959 1960's, it now used as parish church.

General view of the Andronicus monastery (Moscow) from the west. Photo February 7, 1977.

General view from west

General view of the St.Saviour cathedral in Andronicus monastery (Moscow) from the south. Photo February 7, 1977.

St.Saviour cathedral from the south

St.Saviour cathedral in Andronicus monastery (Moscow). General view from the south. Photo August 13, 1977.

St.Saviour cathedral from the south

St.Saviour cathedral in Andronicus monastery (Moscow). General view from southwest. Photo August 13, 1977.

St.Saviour cathedral from the southwest

St.Saviour cathedral in Andronicus monastery (Moscow). General view from west. Photo August 15, 1977.

St.Saviour cathedral in the west

St.Saviour cathedral in Andronicus monastery (Moscow). General view from west. Photo February 7, 1977.

St.Saviour cathedral in the west

West portal St.Saviour cathedral in Andronicus monastery (Moscow). View from the southwest. Photo February 7, 1977.

West portal of St.Saviour cathedral

St.Saviour cathedral in Andronicus monastery (Moscow). General view from the east. Photo August 15, 1977.

St.Saviour cathedral from the east

Church of st.archangel Michael in Andronicus monastery (Moscow). General view from the northeast. Photo February 7, 1977.

St.Michael Church on the northeast

Church of st.archangel Michael in Andronicus monastery (Moscow). General view from the southeast. Photo August 13, 1977.

St.Michael Church from the southeast

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