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Category: Religion, Local time: 06:23:43, Address: Sobornaya Ploschad 1, Кириллов, Russia, Tel.: +7 817 573-14-79, Official WWW website:

St. Cyril's Monastery is a fortified complex of religious buildings in the north of Russia . It is one of the largest monasteries of the country. St. Cyril's Monastery was founded in 1397, on the shores of Lake Siverskoje. It stands in the neighborhood of the city Kirillov , about 110 km from the city of Vologda . In the 16th century, St. Cyril's Monastery was the second largest landowner in northern Russia . It became an important commercial and military point of northern Russia . During this period, the first walls and eight towers were built, surrounded by nine stone churches. The defensive walls, which have two separate priories with 11 churches, have been preserved. St. Cyril's Monastery currently serves as a museum of history, art and architecture.

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