The New Jerusalem Monastery is located in Istra. You can get there by suburban train (trains marked by a star or the word «экспресс» are better) from Rizhsky Railway Station (Рижский вокзал) (timetable is here; by bus from Tushinskaya metro station (timetable and by car by Volokolamskoe motorway (Волоколамское шоссе).

The monastery was built in 1656 as the patriarch’s residence. Inside the cathedral is a copy of the Resurrection Cathedral in Jerusalem. During the Great Patriotic War the monastery was demolished by the Nazists and has undergone restoration recently.


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