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Monastery in Istra

New Jerusalem Monastery

This grandiose complex was founded in 1656 near the picturesque Istra River (renamed the ‘Jordan’ by Patriarch Nikon). Unlike other Moscow monasteries, this one had no military use. The centrepiece is the Cathedral …
Museum in Istra

New Jerusalem Museum

The huge 'new' New Jersalem Museum is a modern, state-of-the-art museum, located across the river from the eponymous monastery. Exhibits draw on the hundreds of thousands of items in the monastery collections, inclu…
Museum in Istra

Museum of Wooden Architecture

Just outside the New Jerusalem Monastery’s west wall, the Moscow region’s outdoor architectural museum is a collection of picturesque peasant cottages and windmills set along the river. The museum keeps sporadic hou…