Monks cell

Monk’s cell

At the end of the 20th – early 21st century considerable restoration work has been carried out in the Kirillo-Belozersky museum-reserve. Museumfication of the monuments is being realized at the same time. One of the most interesting architectural buildings of the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery is the Monks’ cells. In the process of its restoration architects and restorers managed to discover complicated structure of this dwelling house of the 17th-19th centuries.

Museumfication of the 17th century monk’s cell and adjoining rooms gave a chance to represent architectural appearance and interior of the ordinary monk’s cell in the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery and also to get acquainted with a unique peculiarity of this edifice: in its structure there are small two-storeyed light courtyards around which secluded inner life isolated from the outer world was concentrated. Restoration projects of this building and the monastery churches are displayed in the rooms near the cell.

Restoration and adjustment of the monk’s cell for visits was carried out by the company with limited liability “Karensi” (Moscow) with the financial support of the firm “Pardus” (Kirillov).

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