Location: Kazan, Bauman St, 1/2n (see the map below

The monastery was founded in 1564-1568 in honour of Ivan the Terrible. After the fire in the middle of the 17th century the wooden buildings of the monastery burned down. In 1662 stone buildings were erected: the unheated Ioanno-Predtechensky Church with three tent-shaped towers, the heated Church of the Ascension (Voznesseniya), a bell tower, monks’ quarters, a monastery wall with outside church, and, at the end of the 18th century, a chapel designed by Kaftyrev. The small Ascension Church of 1652 has survived to these days. It is adorned with five onion-shaped cupolas and a bell tower. Both buildings are brick in the 17th century Moscow baroque style.

John the Baptist (Ioanno-Predtechenskyi) monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Sergey and Masha Popovy www.sobory.ru

John the Baptist (Ioanno-Predtechenskyi) monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Andrey Roshektaev www.sobory.ru

John the Baptist (Ioanno-Predtechenskyi) monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Sergey and Masha Popovy www.sobory.ru

 

The Ascension Church

The Ascension Church in John the Baptist (Ioanno-Predtechenskyi) monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Sergey and Masha Popovy www.sobory.ru

The Ascension Church in John the Baptist (Ioanno-Predtechenskyi) monastery, Tatarstan, Russia, tourism, travel, cities, districts, sightseeing, tourist, visitor, tourist attractions, places to visit, monuments, local culture, cultural tourism, local tourismPhoto: Vasiliy Shelyomin www.sobory.ru

 

 

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