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Address: Bolshaya Moskovskaya, 56/Sobornaya sq., 1, Vladimir 600000, Russia
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Day Trip to Suzdal and Vladimir from Moscow
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pay entrance but surely worth it

we were a bit shocked by the requirement to pay 100 RUR/pax to enter a church, but they probably need this money for restauration, it`s one of the most holy places in Russia... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Visited this church as part of a day trip from Moscow to Suzdal and Vladimir. This is definitely one of the must see site. Although you will need to pay an entrance fee, its worth it as the interior is nice.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2016

It's a very unique landmark for Christians all over Russia. Peaceful and nice religious establishment. You might be required to cover your head( for ladies only), no shorts, short skirts and open tops. If you don't follow you will be asked out.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

It is the main Cathedral of Vladimir and symbol for the city.It is placed on top of a hill and impressive by its rich carved stone arches. The floor is paved by mosaic decorations. Paintings and frescoes on the walls. There are tombs of the old Vladimir princesses and bishops. Many visitors are there and it is quite crowded.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016

we were a bit shocked by the requirement to pay 100 RUR/pax to enter a church, but they probably need this money for restauration, it`s one of the most holy places in Russia housing the tombs of the Russian princes who lived in these lands, including the prince who founded Nizhny Novgorod and a few of his descendants. Before you... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

A must see in Vladimir. Unfortunately we had bad weather and as part of a tour group we did not go inside. Ensure you view the cathedral from all sides, simply quite stunning

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Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

If you visit Russia, you will inevitably wonder why there are all these gorgeous churches. After all, weren't the Communists atheists? Well, it seems the Orthodox roots went deep into the Russian psyche. After a while it is hard to say anything new. Just go and absorb the beauty

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Campinas, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This church is situated on a very interesting landscape and in a complex of attractions. By far away it seems to be the main one. You'll get astonished, no doubt

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

This is probably the major cathedral that you want to see in Vladimir. Unfortunately when I visited the Rublev paintings were under restoration, so only some frescos of his work could be seen on one of the vaults. The cathedral should be admired from all sides with a good distance from it to appreciate the proportions and the balance of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016

In such places you can experience unbelieveble emotions, when you understand how many centuries the soul of the people could survive and continue to create and develop and surprise the world.

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Reviewed August 6, 2016

This cathedral was first built in the 12th century but, obviously, had been upgraded in the subsequent centuries. It is an impressive building to look at situated on large and spacious grounds. It was the largest cathedral in Russia for centuries. Inside, the cathedral is typical of Russian Orthodox cathedrals with paintings and frescoes from floor to ceiling. We did... More 

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