Nativity Convent

Local nameБогородице-Рождественский монастырь
LocationMeshchansky District, Moscow, Russia

Rozhdestvensky Convent, or the Convent of Nativity of Theotokos, is one of the oldest nunneries in Moscow, located inside the Boulevard Ring, on the left bank of the Neglinnaya River. Rozhdestvensky Boulevard and Rozhdestvenka Street owe their names to the convent.The convent was founded in the Moscow Kremlin in 1386, probably by Maria of Rostov, mother of Prince Vladimir the Bold. Among the ladies of royal blood who took the veil in the convent were Olgierd's daughter Helen and Vasily III's wife Solomonia Saburova.

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Address 20/8s17 Rozhdestvenka ulitsa, Москва 107031, Russia

Coordinates 55°45'56.473" N 37°37'28.886" E

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