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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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  • Это – древнейший из сохранившихся в Казани памятников православной истории и культуры. Собор был основан 4 октября 1552 года, в день торжественного въезда царя Ивана IV (Грозного) в Казань. Место для ...  more »
  • The Cathedral is very beautiful inside. Painting is simply gorgeous. It is forbidden to take pictures that do not really like. Outside the Cathedral photographing very difficult because large.
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  • Annunciation Cathedral of the Kazan Kremlin is a magnificent architectural and historical monument! More than 450 years old adorns Cathedral and Kazan Kremlin, and the city of Kazan. Perhaps, every tourist, getting to the Kazan Kremlin, could not fail to appreciate the magnificence of the architectural image of the Cathedral and its internal decoration. We are not an exception.
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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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