Hotel «Yakimanka 38» is located in the historical district of the capital —
Zamoskvorechye. Here you can meet the sights almost at every step! In this article I'll tell you a little about nine temples that are next to our hotel.
1. The Church of St. John the Warrior (Khram muchenika Ioana Voina) is located at 46 Bolshaya Yakimanka. This very beautiful building Baroque style in Moscow was erected in the early 18th century by the order of Peter I, perfectly preserved to the present day.
2. Opposite our hotel, at 32 Bolshaya Yakimanka, you will see the Temple of Reverend Hermit Maron of Syria (Khram Prepodobnogo Marona Pustynnica Sirijskogo). Here the first parish church in Moscow was opened. The temple was also famous for its bells, which Moscow musicians came to listen.
3. The Cathedral of the Theotokos icon of Kazan (Chasovnya Kazanskoy ikony Bozhjey materi) is near Oktyabrskaya metro station on 18 Zhitnaya Street. This is a modern building in the Russian-Byzantine style, built at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries on the site of the Kazan temple demolished in the Soviet years. It stood here since the middle of the 17th century and has seen much for his life, in particular, the ruin of Napoleon's troops.
4. At the 1st Golutvinsky Lane (Golutvinsky Pereulok), 14 you will find the Church of St. Nicholas in Golutvino (Khram svyatitelya Nikolaya v Golutvino). It is an architectural monument of the late 17th century with elements of Baroque and Empire styles. Since 2011, the temple has been Chinese Patriarchal Metochion.
5. Another very beautiful Temple of Gregory Neoecasary (Khram Grigoriya Neokesariyskogo) — is located on 29A Bolshaya Polyanka. It is famous for the wedding of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich with Natalia Naryshkina in 1671. Also, they baptized Peter the Great in infancy. That very font stands in the temple now.
6. At the State Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Pereulok there is a Church of Saint Nicholas in Tolmachy (Khram-musey Svyatitelya Nikolaya v Tolmachah). Here you can see the great shrine of Russia — the miraculous icon of the Mother of God «Vladimirskaya».
7. Between Ostozhenka Street and the Moskva River is the current Zachatievsky Convent (zhenskiy monastyr Zachatievsky), the first mention of which dates back to the 14th century. In 1927, the monastery was closed, and there was a prison and a children's colony on its territory. At the moment the monastery is restored and has five temples.
8. The temple of the Prophet Elijah (Khram proroka Bozhjego Ilii)(2nd Obydensky lane, 6) was built in the early 18th century, its architecture belongs to the style of the Petrine Baroque. The temple is interesting because it worked even in Soviet times. But in the Great Patriotic War he suffered badly, but was soon restored. In 1973, Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Natalia Svetlova were married here. Today, the church has a lecture hall, a Sunday school and a library.
9. Another interesting place is the Marfo-Mariinsky Convent of Mercy (Marpho-Mariinskaya obitel Miloserdia) 34 Bolshaya Ordynka. It was founded in the early 20th century on the initiative of Elizabeth Fedorovna. Here a large center for helping the needy was located — with a hospital, a pharmacy, a shelter, a dining room, a temple. In 2012, the Martha and Mary Convent of Mercy was transformed into a stauropegic nunnery with the preservation of the founder Elizabeth’s idea. Today, there is a shelter for girls-orphans, charitable canteen, visiting nurse care, medical center «Mercy».
You can always ask our administrators about more detailed information on the location of these churches, as well as not included in the article.