Solovetsky Transfiguration Monastery

sights / Architecture

Solovetsky Transfiguration Monastery information

Location
Sergiev Posad , Russia
Address
Zheleznodorozhnaya ul
Telephone
496 549 275
More information
www.solovky.ru
Prices
admission free
Opening hours
8am-8pm, museums 10am-7pm Jun-Sep, 10am-5pm Oct-May
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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.