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Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor)

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Address: Borovitskaya ulitsa, Cathedral Square | Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
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Description: Once used for coronations, this Cathedral Square church is notable for its...
Once used for coronations, this Cathedral Square church is notable for its five golden domes and numerous windows, and contains the wooden coronation throne built for Ivan the Terrible.
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Elegant Cathedral within the Kremlin Walls

This is a very beautiful cathedral in elegant white on the exterior and with most beautifully rich icons decorating this important religious centre. It is very worth a little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a very beautiful cathedral in elegant white on the exterior and with most beautifully rich icons decorating this important religious centre. It is very worth a little visit. It is also most photogenic among the squares and gardens that surround it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

this cathedral is amongst others within a walking distance in your kremlin walk. it is the most beautiful of them in my opinion. the grandness of the structure and designed walls and ceilings within can take you a while to comprehend. take your time exploring it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Located at Cathedral Square in Kremlin together with other four Cathedrals if I remember good. All of them are very beautiful outsite, but inside I think this is the most beautifull, with wall-paintings dated 1481.Inside are Tombs of Patriarchs and Metropolitans. In this Cathedrals took place the coronation of Tsars and later Russian Emperors.We visited also this of Archangel Michael,... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

There are several churches in the same area as the Assumption. They are Cathedral of Archangel, Cathedral of Annunciation and Ivan the great bell tower. As a result you are surrounded by gold domed Russian orthodox buildings in this square. It is right next to the Armory so should definitely be part of your visit to the Krelmin

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A beautiful cathedral that is great to visit while in Cathedral Square. The inside was especially beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Exquisite example of Russian Orthodox church architecture. Very beautiful inside and a must see if in the Kremlin.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is such amazing cathedral to see in Moscow! Within in walking distance of Red Square. The view of it from the outside is amazing and the things surrounding it. The inside is breathtaking! This is one cathedral to see while in Moscow!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The decoration inside the cathedral is absolutely amazing. Nothing I saw in Moscow could top it. We were blessed to enter while a group of monks were singing. I cannot describe just how full and rich the sound of their voices was. Read up on the history before you go or take a tour. Just don't pass it up while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I just could not get enough of the spectacular views of the roof shapes of orthodox christian architecture :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We saw this cathedral as part of our Kremlin tour and it suited us to get a quick overview of some of the history as one can become over-saturated with too much information - so just look and appreciate the marvellous architecture and beautiful interiors

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