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Holy Assumption Cathedral, Vladimir

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Admire some of the greatest works of celebrated icon painter Andrei Rublyev, including "Last Judgment" frescoes painted in 1408, at Holy Assumption Cathedral, a World Heritage Site. The construction of the church, where the princes of ancient Russia were crowned, began in 1158. Notice the elaborate carving on the exterior walls, which were innovative at the time. The interior is illuminated only by candles and the daylight streaming in from the high windows. It features a few restored, 12th-century murals of peacocks and prophets, and the Baroque iconostasis donated by Catherine the Great in the late 18th century. A classical style bell tower with a tall, golden helmet was erected in the early 19th century. To visit Holy Assumption Cathedral on your holiday in Vladimir, and find out what else Vladimir has to offer, use our Vladimir vacation trip planner.
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  • Cathedral impressed by its grandeur! Looking at it, you can provide those distant times, when it was built and wonder strength of spirit and courage of the Princes!
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  • Medieval pretty close Temple, which is not surprising, as the heads of the top massive columns must be supported at the bottom and the dome ceiling simply could not stand. Many were buried in the walls of the Saints and the altar is adorned with massive and quite tasteless Golden stucco 17 century. That it is necessary to watch-surviving and disappearing before our eyes rublevskie frescoes in the center of the temple and arches! This is truly a masterpiece! In a Monday Church doesn't work, consider.
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  • Uspenskiy Cathedral-majestic, white stone, historical monument of architecture. From the Internet: originally the Cathedral was built in 1158-1160, with Prince Andrei Bogoljubskom. After the great fire of 1185 year Prince Vsevolod the big nest completed and expanded the temple-old cathedral has appeared as though inside the new. Monument of Russian architecture of the 12th century, which served as a model for several later cathedrals, including the Dormition Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin. One of the few temples where the preserved original frescoes by Andrei Rubleva.
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  • A very beautiful Cathedral. Feel the breath of history "), majestic and solemn. Magnificent and rich interior decoration. Alternately looks hourly work the Museum, Church))
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  • A beautiful place. The Cathedral is particularly beautiful in the summer, when green and shining its golden domes.
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  • Strong and beautiful Cathedral. Be sure to take the tour.
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