Iversky Women’s Monastery
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Children’s Art Gallery
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Opera & Ballet Theatre
The main venue for classical dance and musical performances.
Highly recommended for its Russian cuisine, including its pelmeni (Russian-style ravioli). There’s live Russian folk music most nights.
Lonely Planet review
The Iversky Women’s Monastery , founded in 1850, was home to 360 nuns, mostly daughters of local merchants.