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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  • Built on a crypt, looks broken in tip, arches that Crown the building, to mimic the traditional headgear of Russian women (kokochnik). Four chapels are topped each of a bulb and two additional domes. Impressive.
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  • Although we are not very fan of churches, it should be noted the beauty of their interiors. Superb frescoes and icon of the 12th century. Still not right to the pictures. Part 5 highlights of the Kremlin.
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  • The Cathedral is in the Kremlin, so if you have a ticket with an overview visit you here necessarily will get. The Cathedral served as the tomb-so it will be interesting to study how description in the booklet and to read the plaques inside.
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