St. Daniel Monastery


The monastery is situated in the southern part of the town. It was founded in 1508 by the monk of the Goritsky Monastery Daniel.

The Trinity Cathedral in the St.Daniel Monastery was built in 1532 in order to commemorate the birth of a son of Vasily III, the Russian Tsar. He was the future Tsar Ivan the Terrible. In the 17th century the cathedral was decorated by Kostroma's painters Gury Nikitin and Sila Savin, who were famous for their work in Moscow's Kremlin Palace.

Among the architectural monuments in the St. Daniel Monastery of universal interest is the miniature All Saints' Church (1687), the block housing the monks' cells, the Refectory of the Church of the Glorification of the Mother of God (1695), the monastery wall and the magnificent tent-roofed bell tower built at the end of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th centuries. The big bell from the tower is now in the middle span of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in Moscow Kremlin.

Historic architectural monuments of Pereslavl-Zalessky

17 October 1995,
Photographies by Igor Yunakovsky © 1995, tel: +7 (08535) 98254