This tour differs from all others, here you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the icon painting workshop, in a real "spiritual creative laboratory". You will see how the icon painters live and work, in what atmosphere they work.
What to expect
The excursion takes place directly in the workshop - in the building of the Church of St. Nicholas, which is located just 200 meters from the Suzdal Kremlin. The tour is conducted by the abbot of the church or his spouse. They will tell you how icons are created, what techniques and rules for writing icons exist.
Also you will have the opportunity to visit the gallery of ready-made works and, if desired, choose the icon you like. Or you can order for yourself or your loved ones the writing of an individual icon with your saints pictured on it.
During the tour you will visit:
The most beautiful temples: Nikolsky and Khristrozhdestvensky
The workshop and the temples themselves are located in the very center of Suzdal, inside the historical territory of the Kremlin. Temples and bell tower are decorated with beautiful decorative elements of external decoration. Buildings date back to the 18th century.
Interiors of the workshop
You will see everyday life and daily work of icon painters. You can see the wall murals of the church and see the finished icons.