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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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  • Impressive position - on the second high hill in town. Yet, if your vehicle is apt to climb steep slopes you can park right next to the entrance after a exciting drive along the narrow Maloshkolnaya S...  more »
  • I visited the cathedral of the assumption in winter. With temperatures touch minus 15 but this was really an unforgettable experience. The architecture inside here was just mind blowing and it's reall...  more »
  • It is very luxury internal design, can't stop to say WOW. Behind the cathedral there is a panorama to view the city.  more »
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  • Cathedral attracts Majesty and rich internal decoration. Caught at the foot of the you feel tiny and helpless. Very beautiful openwork carving inside the Cathedral. You can book an excursion, modestly snack on the territory. Services are held every day.
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  • 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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