Goritsky Monastery


Thanks to its location on the highest hill in the area, the monastery is visible from all directions. If you approach it from the Moscow Highway you see the Entrance, or Holy, Gates. They are richly decorated with patterns of shaped bricks and moulded ornaments. The Gate arches are fantastically beautiful.

No ancient monuments have been preserved in the Goritsky Monastery. The present ensemble took shape in the 17th and 18th centuries, when the Monastery influence was spreading east and west of Pereslavl-Zalessky. The Cathedral of the Dormition was built in the 1750s. It has truly amazing acoustics and elegance of the interior decoration. The former Goritsky Monastery now accomodates the Pereslavl History and Art Museum.

Historic architectural monuments of Pereslavl-Zalessky

17 October 1995, luba@botik.ru
Photographies by Igor Yunakovsky © 1995, tel: +7 (08535) 98254