Solovetsky Transfiguration Monastery
The Vestry, behind the Trinity Cathedral, displays the monastery’s extraordinarily rich treasury, bulging with 600 years of donations by...
Built in the 1420s, the squat, dark Trinity Cathedral is the heart of the Trinity Monastery. The tomb of St Sergei stands in the...
Nearby, the resplendent Chapel-at-the-Well was built over a spring that is said to have appeared during the Polish siege. The five-tier...
Trapeza Na Makovtse
Location, location, location. The highlight of this ‘refectory’ is alfresco dining in the shadow of the spires and cupolas. Dining is...
Zheleznodorozhnaya ul · interesting places nearby
Solovetsky Transfiguration Monastery information
This highly memorable monastery is the island’s heart and soul. It’s contained within a very impressive kremlin of massive boulder-chunk walls whose six sturdy fortress towers are topped with conical wood-shingle roofs. These, along with a quivering flurry of church towers and domes, reflect magnificently in Svyatoe Lake and look equally fine viewed across the port-bay from the 1882 Biological Station . It’s a mesmerising sight worth observing in various lights.