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Annunciation Cathedral, Kazan
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Take in the elaborate Orthodox interior and get a glimpse into Russia's religious history at Annunciation Cathedral, housed within Kazan Kremlin, a World Heritage Site. Ivan the Terrible founded the cathedral in 1552, and it was originally built out of local sandstone and consecrated in 1562. Since then it has been devastated by fire and repaired at least six times in its history. The interior of the cathedral features lavish gold and red decor, as well as intricate iconography in the Orthodox style. Of particular interest is a copy of the holy icon Our Lady of Kazan, given to the Russian Orthodox Church by Pope John Paul II in replacement of the original icon, which was stolen and presumably destroyed in 1904. Work out when and for how long to visit Annunciation Cathedral and other Kazan attractions using our handy Kazan trip builder.
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  • How not only mocked him. Even Bell Tower was demolished. Good, now to restore it, restore the iconostasis. Prlu demidovskih boards on plants and paintings on the walls. On one of these Terrible shows.
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  • Harmonious living near Christianity and Islam. In Kazan the impression that it is these religion-native sisters. The richness of the Annunciation Cathedral, namolennye icons is pushing to return more than once
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  • Although the architecture of the Kremlin is clearly inspired by pskovskimi motifs (built on the same data, Moscow, other-pskovian masters), Cathedral of the Annunciation is a true sample of the Pskov hramostroitel'nogo art. The massive body of the temple is crowned with a classical ensemble, in the style of Russian Orthodox architecture. Inside richly decorated with frescoes, opened during the last restoration at the turn of XX and XXI century, iconostasis, also ponovljonnyj, is presented in the form in which it led master Timothy Gagaev in 1855, which then restored iconostasis of the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg. Next to the Cathedral bell tower stood, dopolnjavshaja Kremlin "landscape", but "according to tradition" was demolished by the Bolsheviks in the year 1928. Annunciation Cathedral-one of the gems of the Kremlin on a par with Söyembikä Tower and Kul Sharif Mosque. Without it the impression of Kazan will be incomplete.
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  • Very beautiful church with the night sky on the roof towers. ⛪️👍
  • A curious fact, bells of the Cathedral are located inside the temple. It was out of respect to Muslims, next to the cathedral stands the main mosque of the Kazan Qolsharif mosque, where a call to the Office too, it seems, the sounds inside the mosque or no sounds. Such mutual agreement. Long live the tolerant policy))) where else is there?
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  • You haven't been here? Then I do not envy you!))) It is necessary to visit the Church and behind the Church feature views of the city.
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  • The ancient Cathedral of Kazan. Complements the architectural ensemble of the Kremlin
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  • Twice was near, but not inside. In the following country visits Kazan necessarily put this place.
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