Sunday, 28 November 2010

The church of the medical clinic at Deviche Pole (Girl's Field)


The unique complex of medical institutions with a beautiful name: "Clinical town on Devichye field is located in the center of Moscow, near the Novodevichy Monastery.

This town was constructed in the second half of the XIX century as part of Moscow University, and it became a major center of theoretical and practical medicine. The the beautiful church dedicated to St. Archangel Michael, which became an integral part of the medical town, was constructed in the end of 19th century by the initiative of director of obstetric department, professor Makeev in memory of his brother, and he also financed the construction.

During soviets the building was used as gym, pharmacy, warehouse, almost turned to ruins, but was restored in 1990-1999. Now it is the part of the clinical town again.

More information (link in English and German).


Google map.

Posted by Irina

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