Many tourists who come to Moscow want to visit old Orthodox churches. But mostly all what they can visit during the typical tours are Kremlin Churches, St. Basil Cathedral and sometimes the Newly-Built The Cathedral of Christ The Savior. There are so many interesting sites that you could see during your trip in Moscow! Today we will provide you with the information of one of the oldest churches in Moscow that is hard to find in Moscow even if you live near from this place. Many Muscovite do not know about this place as well. But everyone who has ever been to this place could tell you that they saw the real Russia of The Middle Ages. We would like to welcome you to one of our private tour to Krutitsy Metochion. This place is near Proletarskaya metro station (you can find it on our Moscow Metro Map)
Description: Moscow Private Tour to Krutitsy Metochion
“Krutitsy” in Russian means “sharp descent” because in the Middle Ages the bank of the Moskva-River where Krutitsy is situated now was very steep. Krutitsy was founded in XIII century by one of the Moscow Knyaz’ (Russian word for English “prince”). From XV century till the beginning of the XVIII century Krutitsy was one of the main residence of Russian Patriarchs.
What You Will see: Moscow Private Tour to Krutitsy Metochion
There are a lot of historical sites on the territory of Krutitsy Metochion that you can see:
- The Cathedral of The Assumption (XVII century)
- The Church of The Resurrection (XVI century)
- The Chambers of Metropolitan (XVII century)
- Krutitsy Palace and Voskrecenskiy Passage (XVII century)
- The Palace on the Embankment (XVIII century)
- The Two-storey Wooden Houses (XIX century)
After the Fire of Moscow in 1812 Krutitsy emptied and the restoration began only in the second part of the XIX century.
Public worship stopped in Krutitsy in 1924 and Krutitsy itself was sacked and frescoes were smeared and the whole territory was given to the military camp and in place of Episcopal cemetery was made football field. And only in 1966 Krutitsy was considered as museum object. The reconstruction of Krutitsy continue till nowadays but you can visit its churches and cathedrals during small private tour.
Krutitsy Metochion Gallery
How much will the tour cost?
Prices for our tours starts usually from 35 USD. This price is per hour, per group (not more than 4 people). We offer almost the lowest prices in Moscow for our tours and you'll get more than expected.
We are not a tour company - we are two private guides so that makes it easy for you to contact us and get your own private tour with the best price.
What's included and excluded?
Price's included personal help and planning of your private tour. Guided services during your trip in Moscow. Tips about food, restaurants, bars, transportation, accommodation etc. Any additional requests that you could have during your private tour. And of course full supports of the group.
Price's excluded entrance fees to the museums, churches or other attractions of Moscow. Souvenirs, food, bevarages.
What Determines the Price?
The price can vary according to special requests that you've got (e.g. when you'd like to visit the Golden Ring's Cities that means that you'll need to pay extra for train or car), dates that you've chosen and the number of days (the more you choose the less you pay).