St. Basil Monastery

St. Basil Monastery, Suzdal

Another ancient attraction of Suzdal is St. Basil Monastery founded in the early 13th century. Its main temple is the single-headed Cathedral of St. Basil the Great. It was built in the 17th century. The temple is practically devoid of any decoration looks very austere. The small portals and narrow windows make it look like a fortress. Near the Cathedral of St. Basil the Great there is a three-tiered bell tower. It looks more elegant and is decorated with carved cornices. Other surviving structures are Sretenskaya Refectory church, the brethren’s building, outbuildings and the fence built at the turn of the 17th century. In 1923 the monastery was closed.

Since 1995 the monastery has been active.