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Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Preserve enters top ten of Russia’s most favourite museums

The first national voting «My Favourite Museum» was launched on «Culture.RF» portal on November 4, 2018 when the «Art Night» started. The voting went until November 26, 2018.

About 4000 cultural institutions throughout the country participated in the voting. The Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Preserve took the 10th place among Russia’s most favourite museums. Top 10 museums will get diplomas of the Russian Ministry of Culture.

The Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Preserve undoubtedly belongs to Russia's richest museums and greatest attractions.

Every year a great number of visitors flock to the city to admire the majestic architectural ensemble of the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, one of the largest in Russia. The Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery and the Ferapont Monastery won an international renown owing to the effect of stateliness and an artistic work of exceptional value. Laid out and built in the traditions of early Russian design, they are preserved as monuments of church architecture.

Now the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery astounds everybody by the enormous size of its fortified walls and towers. The architectural monuments laid out and built in the traditions of early Russian architecture are mainly productions of the 15th-17th centuries. Among the structures that merit special attention are the Cathedral of the Assumption (1497), the Church of the Archangel Gabriel with a bell-tower and a refectory. Their distinctive traits lie in the simplicity and accuracy of the external décor.

The museum of icons located in the monastery is a really impressive collection. The iconostasis of the Cathedral of the Assumption, in its modern construction, has been preserved to our days. It is a unique fact in the history of the Russian art. In the museum there are several icons belonging to the brush of Dionisius from the Ferapont monastery.

Vologda oblast official website