The Assumption Convent/ The Princess' Convent
The Assumption Convent/ The Princess' Convent Vladimir Reviews
Stay clear of the nuns Aug 08, 2007
The Assumption Convent is also known as the Princess’ Convent. This convent was founded at the end of the 12th century by Princess Maria Shyamovna, the wife of Vsevolod who was then the Prince of Vladimir. The Cathedral that is a part of the convent became the burial place of the wives and daughters of the princes’ families, in 1649 the Moscow painter Mark Matveyey added murals to the Cathedral.
Today a group of aggressive nuns live at the convent and they guard the place like bloodhounds. It is absolutely forbidden to take pictures of the nuns or even point the camera in the direction of where they might plan to walk, even it is dozens of meters away. They also bark at tourists that aren’t dressed to their standards (apparently a T-shirt with short sleeves and a knee-length skirt are absolutely unacceptable).
The convent is not that special to endure the nuns for, Vladimir has other, much nicer sights.
Part of the Western Russia 2007 travel blog
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