Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery
- Address: 1, Novodevich'ya Naberezhnaya, Moscow, Russia
- Hours: Convent: Open Daily 10am - 6pm (closed the last Monday of every month) Cemetery: Open Daily 9am - 5pm
- Admission: Cemetery Admission: 50 rubles and Churches and Exhibits: 150 rubles
The largest and most important church in the convent is the five-domed Cathedral of the Virgin of Smolensk. It was finished in 1525 and contains impressive icons dating to the 16th and 17th centuries. Almost as impressive as the Cathedral is the red and white Church of the Assumption, built in 1680.
The Novodevichy Cemetery sits adjacent to the convent and is one of the most prestigious resting places in all of Russia – as well as the third most popular tourist destination. Over 27,000 people are buried there, including Russian and Soviet notables such as writers Anton Chekhov and Nikolai Gogol, poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, former Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev and former Russian president Boris Yeltsin.
For those interested in locating particular graves, a map is available at the entrance.
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