Demetrius Cathedral, Vladimir

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Admire the stone-carved facade of Demetrius Cathedral, 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 builder tool to schedule your visit to Demetrius Cathedral and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Beautiful in its lakonizme Cathedral of the XII century is a real gem. Today it is the only Museum, but its exposure in many other museums sample framed with respect to temple space, so that the old domed cross is located in the altar in place of the throne, and two ancient icons are exactly on the lines of the iconostasis. Total and free audio guides are that periodically broadcast through loudspeakers in the niche are synchronized with the backlight key installations and merely adds understanding this ancient and beautiful temple!
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  • A small 12-century cathedral but surprisingly cozy, entrance fee 100 USD per person (inspection of internal parts). Unfortunately the ladder on the top part is closed.
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  • The little Prince's family Temple. This is my most favorite Cathedral in Vladimir he pure white and a light inside that outside. As if flying. Absolutely no crushes, unlike many ancient temples. While carving on stone walls, this is just a poem in stone. Lions, birds, flowers, David-musician and princely family. More than five hundred carved stones. In the early morning when the dome fall first rays, and no one is around, he is just great!
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  • A beautiful church, one of the oldest in Russia. At the moment it works primarily as a museum, however, from time to time religious services are carried out here. The view from the rear of the building is tremendous. Nearby there's a park with a large playground and some other commodities, such as electroscooter rent or ice cream shops.
  • Vladimir最厲害的教堂,在公園裡面。旁邊還有小孩遊樂場@@ 然後晚餐之後,你還看得到居民在跳廣場舞
  • White stone Cathedral adorned with magnificent frescoes, very beautiful! Inside was not due to lack of time. Near the Cathedral there is an observation deck.
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  • Dmitry Cathedral, built in the 12th century is a church built by Governor Prince Vsevolod "big nest" adorned the façade of the Cathedral of structures for more than 1500 species of animals and plants. And is one of the oldest historic buildings in Russia with Golden Gate.
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  • Simply a masterpiece of ancient art! What ornaments outside! Every one means something. How thrilling!
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Even though Vladimir doesn’t offer too many places to stay, the diversity of options should meet the needs of most visitors. Most of the city's hotels are boutique establishments, with a few high-end, very luxurious options. Budget travelers can choose between several hostels, while those looking for self-catering accommodation can rent fully furnished apartments. As in many mid-sized Russian cities, most of the lodgings are concentrated in the center, with a handful of places to stay in more residential neighborhoods.
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