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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  • August 19, 2017
    Stay inside the Kremlin on Senate square, the largest open space in the pedestrian area between the walls there. Church of the great Czars and Russian princes, was aimed at ceremonies of familiar character. And your inside is quite ornate.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This is absolutely stunning and worth a visit, sometimes there is a crowd but the qeue moves fairly quickly  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    It is known as the church wher most of the Tsars coronations took place, and it contains one of the oldest well preserved frescoes. It is also the first Cathedral with five domes, representing Jezus a...  more »

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