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). Plan to visit Uspenskiy Sobor during your Smolensk vacation using our convenient Smolensk day trip tool .
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  • A very strong energy of the Holy places. Icon of the Hodegetria-a masterpiece of iconography. The Cathedral was on a partial restoration, but this did not prevent his visit. Reproduction Hodegetria took with them as a memento.
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  • Majestic and beautiful building of Uspensky Cathedral impressed and external and internal decoration. Ancient icons, the smell of incense, silence and peace. I advise to visit and to touch history.
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  • Adore this temple. Impresses with its immense power and energy namolennoj. Every year I come to her family and be sure to visit me from childhood favorite Temple.
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  • Great church to visit at Smolensk
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  • Visiting of uspensky Cathedral left the best impressions. The Grand building on the Hill, which is visible from any point of the city. Indeed, when you stand at the foot of the Cathedral, you understand the greatness of this masterpiece of architecture and how small and weak people to the will of God. Beside the Cathedral many pigeons, which you can feed. Interior of the Cathedral is also great! In the temple there are three Orthodox shrines, fame goes far beyond the Smolensk lands: Sandals St. Warrior Mercury (XIII century), gold woven shroud workshops kn. Efrosinia Starycka (XVI century) and, of course, the miraculous image of our Lady of Smolensk icon of the Hodegetria "(XVII century). Holy strong place with its history. Recommend to visit!
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  • The place is very spiritual, majestic and beautiful. Thank God that gave an opportunity to see with their own eyes. Operates on weekdays from 8 am service starts at 9
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  • Cathedral at night looks just fabulous. I recommend to visit it at night.
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