Ferapontov Monastery is taking part in "Treasures of Russia" online voting.
"Treasures of Russia" is an online voting dedicated to tourism opportunities in Russia. It is designed to identify the country's main attractions and its most popular places and objects and open new sights on Russia’s tourist map.
The voting takes place in several categories: "Natural object, "Tourist trail", "Excursion route", "River and sea cruise", "Cultural and historical object", "Public space" , "Beach resort", "National cuisine", "Folk craft", and "Traditional holiday".
The voting will end on October 10. The results will be summed up in November and published on the Nat-geo.ru website and National Geographic Traveler magazine.
The ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery is located in Ferapontovo of the Kirillov district, the Vologda Oblast. It is unique in its beauty, authenticity and the harmony of architectural details of different centuries.
Lots of people travel to Ferapontovo to worship the relics of Saint Martinian and the memory of Saint Ferapont as well as to admire the old architecture and wall painting of the Nativity Cathedral. All the interior walls are covered with invaluable frescoes by the great medieval painter Dionisy and date back to 1502.
All the expositions of the Museum of Dionisy's Frescoes describe the history and culture of the Ferapontov Monastery. They are located in the authentic architectural monuments of XVI-XVII centuries and show the peculiar features of their interior and architectural features.