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St Sophia cathedral

Kremlin, Vologda, Russia
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Ranked #5 of 58 Attractions in Vologda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 36 Reviews
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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187 reviews 187 reviews
64 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The architecture is fantastic. I don't like any religion, however, this place is well worth a visit. I really enjoyed looking round the site.

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Camden, ME
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Gorgeous frescos (can be seen at: http://vologda-portal.ru/en/about_the_city/index.php?SECTION_ID=5475 click on 'tourist sights' and 'St Sophia' to get inside). One of the better preserved churches in Vologda. There is a fee to get in and it isn't normally open after October until spring as there is no heat. This is a must see when you are in Vologda.

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

....located inside the cathedral. The whole interior is covered with them. The lady put on some choral music when I entered and I felt as if I could imagine what the cathedral would be like during a divine liturgy. Well worth the visit.

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