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Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, Vladimir
(4.8/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This small Cathedral is simple and modestly decorated internally. The history of it is explained on a board in front of the building, in English as well.This is a monument to the ancient Russian archi...  more »
  • The Cathedral looks very unusually. It is not visible all the luxury and elegance, inherent in the Uspensky Cathedral. Inside the Cathedral, everything is quite simple. The Cathedral is built of white stone, inside almost nothing except a few ecclesiastical relics. However, this gives a special attraction of this place. He almost breathes ancient history in the visitors, forcing those remain silent and thoughtful.
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  • The Cathedral is not working, simply an architectural monument. Beautiful from outside, inside a couple of icons, the remains of frescoes of 12 century, and all. The entrance is 80 rubles, so the magnets and imposing. Not a pleasant feeling. Zhenka out of thin air. And so beautiful, is included in UNESCO
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