Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor), Moscow
(4.6/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Very impressive temple with its history, architecture, paintings and icons. The arch is supported by four powerful columns. Around the perimeter of the very old icons and iconostasions, very astounding beauty and mnogodetal'nost'ju prayer place of Ivan the terrible, made of wood and is well preserved.
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  • Vladimir, Sergiev Posad is a Helsinki, uspenski Cathedral and encountered. Originally named Festival at the final resting place of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is. Ouspensky and in Russia, meaning death or death is. Thy Temple which is sumptuous and beautiful. Again, a special temple.
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  • This is one of the cathedrals of the Cathedral Square inside the Kremlin. I don't know if the ticket to visit the Kremlin gives the right to visit the cathedrals. We were in a package with a Portuguese language guide and she provided all the tickets. The cathedrals are beautiful and very similar with its golden domes. This is one of the most beautiful. Its interior is beautiful and the explanations were given by our guide, coronations of czres, marriages and everything that happened. We couldn't shoot. At the entrance of all churches have leaflets with explanations of them in several languages. Portuguese, as usual, but have in Spanish.
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