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Holy Assumption Cathedral

Address: Preobrazhenskaya St., 70, Odessa 65045, Ukraine
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Ranked #14 of 182 Attractions in Odessa
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It is a church. It is new. It was built to replace the cathedral destroyed by the Soviets in the thirties. You go there to pray and light a candle. It does not have ancient icons or lovely old architecture but it has a powerful sense of God.

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Slovakia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

we had booked a tour of the temples of the city and it was one of the places we visited. Temples of Odessa will be of interest to all who are interested in culture

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Naples, Florida
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318 reviews 318 reviews
137 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

On a sunny day, the Cathredral sits in the middle of a lovely green space in the heart of Odessa. The most impressive thing about the structure is the clean look of the building, but with the iconic look of a classical Orthodox place of worship. Inside or outside, it gvies the vibe of a place for quiet contemplation. However,... More 

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Misawa, Japan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I love the exterior of this church, it is perhaps my favorite in all of Ukraine. The scent of beeswax permeates the halls and chapel, and it was a very reflective atmosphere. We arrived just before some sort of mass was taking place, and not wanting to intrude we exited quietly. Not avoiding a few glares from a grumpy priest,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is a big shell with lots of gold embellishment - feels like a State church not a place where Christians have met for the 1000 years of Orthodoxy in the region

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This cathedral is situated on the large green park of Cathedral Square (we saw pony rides here on our visit), it is also known as Preobrazhensky Cathedral. With its very tall bell tower, this cathedral is beautiful in its simplicity but not particularly unique as a tourist attraction. However, it is a local symbol of pride as it was rebuilt... More 

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