"Spaso-Yakovlevsky Monastery" Rostov Things to Do Tip by blanter
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Spaso-Yakovlevsky Monastery (founded presumably in the end of 14th century by Rostov Metropolitan Iakov - James) is on the bank of Lake Nero, South of the Kremlin (half an hour walk). There are monks living there, and access of the general public is restricted to Zachat'evskaya Tserkov' (Conception Church, 1686) with frescoes of 17th century and the tomb of Saint Dimitry of Rostov, the guy who compiled first Lifes of Saints in Russian.
Outside the monastery walls, there is Tserkov' Spasa na Peskakh (Church of Saviour on the Sands, 1603) with brickstone walls, currently no access.
Directions: Half an hour walk along the lake South of the Kremlin.