Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor), Smolensk

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Admire the interior and exterior splendor of Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor), perched on a hill and shining gold, white, and aquamarine over the town. Established in 1101, the cathedral that now stands on the site was completed in 1772, after the previous cathedral had been destroyed by an explosion of gunpowder stored in the church's basement (part of the ammunition depot during the 17th-century Siege of Smolensk). In the early 1100s Prince Vladimir Monomakh gave the cathedral an icon of Mary holding Jesus, which was stolen in the 1930s and never recovered. When you enter the church, examine the intricately detailed gold work, and seek out the shrine to Mary (Theotokos). Put Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor) into our Smolensk itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Smolensk.
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  • The rich interior of the Temple will leave nobody indifferent. A picturesque place on the Bank of the Dnieper will make excellent pictures
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  • Take a small tour of the Cathedral, seminarian told us. Interesting information, historical facts about the fate of the Cathedral, many icons of old. and all this for a donation. Very beautiful iconostasis, have received a lot of positive emotions from visiting.
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  • Very pompous Cathedral, there are miraculous images, very beautiful iconostasis, the structure is very beautiful architecture, located on the mountain in a very good location, there is everything you need to polomniku. Visit recommend.
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