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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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  • Located near the Chambers sitting places and the assumption Cathedral. A masterpiece of Russian architecture, a UNESCO heritage site. Is unique in its kind, since the external decoration of the temples was uncharacteristically architecture of that period. Must see. At the time of my visit the entrance was closed, but even external contemplation enough.
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  • The strongest impression from Vladimir! Don't even know what stung harder: St. Demetrius ' Cathedral or the intercession on the NERL. Stone carving dmitrievsky Cathedral at sunset looked like carving on bones, and the photos will be reviewed at the same time, that's for sure! And here is the inside visit does not necessarily, in my opinion. In order not to spoil the experience.
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  • Small and beautiful temple. In the temple and Museum entrance fee. Inside there is no iconostasis are showcases with utensils.
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