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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 planner to schedule your visit to Demetrius Cathedral and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This Cathedral is only a few minutes from the more popular and larger Cathedral of the Assumption or Dormition. It is of a much smaller surface although very tall, it is austere in decoration inside, ...  more »
  • 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 »
  • A few original frescoes of the 12th century have survived. Although smaller, it's a must see. It is withing walking distance of the Cathedral of Assumption.  more »
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  • First, enjoy the thread on the external sides of the Cathedral-incredible patterns and ornaments, Biblical motifs, shapes, the true value of some hitherto unknown. Secondly, go inside and see how amazingly constructed Cathedral, some sense of space inside and admire the original cross and golubku with his tops. Be sure to visit!
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  • Very beautiful place. The greatest monument of architecture
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  • A very beautiful Cathedral! I would like it to look inside, but very reasonably priced employee didn't even really gave the sign sent in cash inside on the right. You need to be polite somehow. How many tourists come. A symbolic fee, but the mood is spoiled. Plate then before entering put that entry through the cashier, just right!
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  • Vladimir is a wonderful city. 12 century St. Demetrius ' Cathedral is magnificent.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral with its well-preserved bas-reliefs. As the Cathedral of the assumption, in the dark it is lighted from below, so foggy in the morning, the sky can be seen inverted silhouette of its dome.
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