Sretensky Monastery was founded in 1397 by Prince Vasily I on the Kuchkovo field, in place of the meeting in 1395 Muscovites icon of Our Lady of Vladimir, transferred from Vladimir to Moscow in anticipation of the invasion of Tamerlane.
In 1552 the walls Sretensky Muscovites met Russian army returning from the capture of Kazan.
The monastery was closed in late 1920.
Initial construction of the monastery has long disappeared. Surviving five-domed cathedral of the monastery (the only survivor in the XX century temple) was built in 1679 by the orders of Tsar Feodor Alekseevich.
The interior of the monastery - the frescoes, executed in 1707 Kostroma masters commissioned by S.Griboyedov. Near the cathedral - the Chamber of XVII century.
Church services resumed in 1991, and since 1994 Sretensky Monastery – courtyard of Uspensky Pskov-Pechora monastery. From the name of Sretensky Monastery also was named Sretenka street, Sretensky Boulevard, Sretensky Lane, Sretensky blind alley and square of Sretenskye vorota.