Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior

This monastery was founded in the second half of the 12th century, near the main way across the Kotorosl River. This is where the first seminary of North-Eastern Russian, with a large library of Russian and Greek manuscripts, was founded. It is in this very library that the famous manuscript of Old Russian Litterature “the Tale of Igor’s Campaign” was found. At the end of the 18th century the monastery was closed and turned into the residence of Yaroslavl’s and Rostov’s archbishops. The set of buildings of the monastery contains the sacred Gates, the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior (the oldest building in the city) and the Church of Yaroslavl’s Thaumaturgis.
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