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. Put Annunciation Cathedral on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kazan vacation builder tool .
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  • Visiting the Kremlin, absolutely accidentally gone in this Cathedral. Very impressive. A very spiritual place, rich in history.
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  • Beautiful old cathedral. well renovated. A very unusual in terms of the Bell Tower inside the temple.
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  • Were in the Kazan Kremlin and visited the Cathedral of the Annunciation. I am a Christian, and for me it was not only exciting to visit the Cathedral as a tourist facility ... But also happy that the Cathedral of the Annunciation is the current ... and I was able to attend the service.
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  • Beautiful inside! Best place in Kremlin.
  • Spiritual and hallowed place
  • Another beautiful cathedral !
  • Very beautiful church with the night sky on the roof towers. ⛪️👍
  • A must see in Kazan.
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