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Uspenskiy sobor, Smolensk

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Admire the interior and exterior splendor of Uspenskiy 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 Uspenskiy sobor into our Smolensk itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Smolensk.
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  • visiting the shrine immediately you are inspired with the great history that has survived this temple immediately upon entering you feel the spirit of ancient buildings, this temple bears no resemblance to the many Orthodox temples in it special and built on good location. I advise to visit
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  • A lot of steps, but haven't looked back. In the temple there are excursions that you offer on the site of the seminarians. A great excursion, minutes on 20-30 minutes. Be sure to visit
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  • On the right the main landmark of the town after the Kremlin wall, with one feature is supported Cathedral, in good condition. Therefore, from the Cathedral of impressions more than from the wall.
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  • MUST SEE
  • Cathedral where my uncle was baptized, where once served as shiarh. Blasius. Now this is a favorite place of heart to which aspire whenever you come to Smolensk. The beauty of the decoration of domestic and external grandeur.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral. Next to it you feel very small because the Cathedral seems to be just a huge it is worth on the mountain and you can see it from any point of the city. That's just don't like how he painted, color, very similar to the one in which painted the railway station and a few urban buildings.
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  • Chic Cathedral. Worth to see.
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  • Many experienced this wonderful Cathedral. The Soul Of Smolensk)))
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