Cathedral of the Archangel (Arkhangelsky Sobor), Moscow

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The Cathedral of the Archangel is a Russian Orthodox church dedicated to the Archangel Michael. It is located in Cathedral Square of the Moscow Kremlin in Russia between the Great Kremlin Palace and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower. It was the main necropolis of the Tsars of Russia until the relocation of the capital to St. Petersburg. It was constructed between 1505 and 1508 under the supervision of an Italian architect Aloisio the New on the spot of an older cathedral, built in 1333.HistoryA precursor to the present cathedral was built in 1250, and was replaced with a stone church in 1333 by Grand Duke Ivan Kalita, who would later become the first Russian monarch to be buried in the church. In 1505, Grand Duke Ivan III, already in the midst of major renovation project for the Kremlin, turned his attention to the church, as in the case of the rebuilding of the Assumption Cathedral two decades earlier, turned to architects from Italy for assistance. An Italian, Lamberti Aloisio da Mantagnana (Aloisio the New) was invited to Moscow, and ground was broken for a new cathedral on 21 May 1505. Ivan died in the autumn of the same year, and was buried in the still unfinished building. Work on the cathedral was completed by the end of 1508, but it was not formally consecrated until 8 November 1509.
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  • There is nothing special for this church. It's just a church. A lot of paintings inside. There are much beautiful churches in Moscow, but once you are inside Kremlin, this is one of the options. You n...  more »
  • Because it is surounded by even more beautful Churches and Cathedrals, this Cathedral is a bit underrated. But take a look inside!  more »
  • Going inside is a great experience because of the energy. You have to experience it there. Spend at least half an hour  more »
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  • One of the most famous orthodox cathedral of Moscow located inside Kremlin in which there are rooms of tsars (kings of russia)
  • The Cathedral of the Archangel is a Russian Orthodox church dedicated to the Archangel Michael. It is located in Cathedral Square of the Moscow Kremlin in Russia between the Great Kremlin Palace and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower. It was the main burial place of the Tsars of Russia until the capitol was moved to St. Petersburg. The Cathedral was constructed between 1505 and 1508 by Italian architect Aloisio the New at the site of an older cathedral, built in 1333. Архангельский собор является Русская православная церковь, посвященная архангелу Михаилу. Он расположен на Соборной площади Московского Кремля в России между Большого Кремлевского дворца и колокольни Ивана Великого башни. Это было главное место захоронения царей России до Капитолия был переведен в Санкт-Петербург. Собор был построен между 1505 и 1508 итальянским архитектором Aloisio Новый на месте более старого собора, построенного в 1333 году. La cathédrale de l'Archange est une église orthodoxe russe dédiée à l'archange Michel. Il est situé dans la Cathédrale du Kremlin de Moscou en Russie entre le Grand Palais du Kremlin et Ivan le Grand Tour de la Cloche. Il a été le principal lieu de sépulture des tsars de la Russie jusqu'à ce que la capitale a été déplacé à Saint-Pétersbourg. La cathédrale a été construite entre 1505 et 1508 par l'architecte italien Aloisio Nouveau sur le site d'une cathédrale plus ancienne, construite en 1333. Die Kathedrale des Erzengels ist eine russisch-orthodoxe Kirche, die dem Erzengel Michael gewidmet ist. Es befindet sich in dem Domplatz des Moskauer Kreml in Russland zwischen dem Großen Kreml-Palast und der Iwan der Große Glockenturm entfernt. Es war die wichtigste Grabstätte der Zaren von Russland bis die Hauptstadt nach St. Petersburg verlegt wurde. Die Kathedrale wurde zwischen 1505 und 1508 vom italienischen Architekten Aloisio das Neue an der Stelle einer älteren Kathedrale, erbaut im Jahre 1333 gebaut.
  • It's next to amazing. Highly recommended to visit
  • It is amazing to see the the painting on the interior walls of the Cathedral, a Russian Orthodox Chruch that is dedicated to the Archangel Michael. It is well preserved. No photograph, video is allowed in the Cathedral.
  • Looks really really cool

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