Дни культуры и искусства Бурятии

Men’s monastery of Selenginsk

68 km.
1 h. 10 min.
1 d.
Warm season
Cold season

Founded in 1861, this monastery was the largest fortress in Siberia, the first ever Daurian spiritual mission in Siberia took place here. The bell tower’s height is 34 meters, inside the temple is a gilded iconostasis, blue starry sky was painted on the dome. Tsesarevich Nikolay Romanov visited the temple in 1891. Nowadays the building is under the patronage of the Russian Orthodox Church, restoration was made and the monastery is functioning again: you can attend a service or purchase church utensils. Service schedule can be found on the official website http://selenginskii-monastery.cerkov.ru/