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Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, Vladimir
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Admire the stone-carved facade of Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, which features more than 1,000 ornaments, biblical scenes, and characters of classical mythology. The cathedral was most likely built at the end of the 12th century, when the icon of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica was brought to the city from Byzantium. Among the lions, centaurs, and snow leopards on the exterior, look for the representation of a king, either David or Solomon, which repeatedly appears in the central sections. Inside, you'll see fragments of 12th-century frescoes of a scene from the Last Judgment painted by Greek masters. Take a look at our Vladimir trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Cathedral of Saint Demetrius and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Dates from 1194-1197. A unique monument closed to the public until recently. Now the Cathedral is open. Yes, the entrance fee, but there is worth visiting at least once in their life. Easy to understand. Inside the Cathedral of "empty". Without gold and masses of icons. But there you feel all charm of white stone architecture-its airiness and lightness.
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  • St. Demetrius ' Cathedral is a unique monument of architecture, which is worth seeing. Magnificent stone carvings, ornamental patterns on the walls, images that still could not decipher. Recommend to compare the visit and see St. George's Cathedral in the Country-Polish. He also decorated with stone carvings from outside. We first saw St George's Cathedral, and then St. Demetrius. It's difficult to say which impressed more.
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  • Old, very impressive, very interesting. Unique in its kind. Is required to attend
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