Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor), Moscow

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Admire the combination of Renaissance art with Russian traditions on your visit to Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor), the Russian Orthodox church regarded as the mother church of Muscovite Russia. Constructed by the Italian architect Aristotle Fioravanti between 1475-79, the cathedral is the burial place for most of the Moscow metropolitans and patriarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church. From 1547 to 1896 it was the site of the coronation of the Russian monarch, including that of the first tsar, Ivan the Terrible, in 1547. The cathedral has five domes, symbolic of Jesus Christ and the four Evangelists, and served as a template for many other churches in the region. Don't miss Andrei Rublyev's 1408 frescoes, considered some of his finest work. Entry to the church and services is free, but photography is not permitted inside. As with most churches in the country, there is no seating available, since everyone stands during services. Put Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor) and other Moscow attractions into our Moscow vacation builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Beautiful ancient Orthodox Cathedral, is situated on the territory of the Moscow Kremlin. A very historical place.
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  • In Moscow are infrequent, though is not so far. In November last year went to visit friends of childhood and we had to visit all the famous Cathedral of the assumption. From it really blows the tranquility, watch it forever! And the people there are always close by. Inside unfortunately not visited, couldn't cover your head next time be sure to visit!
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  • It is very impressive from the inside and outside . The Five golden-onion domes can be seen from afar. It was built more than 600 years ago. This is the place where the Tsars were crowned . The fresco...  more »