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Cathedral of Saint Demetrius

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Address: Bolshaya Moskovskaya st., 58, Vladimir 600000, Russia
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Small but interesting

This small Cathedral is simple and modestly decorated internally. The history of it is explained on a board in front of the building, in English as well.This is a monument to the... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2016
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

This small Cathedral is simple and modestly decorated internally. The history of it is explained on a board in front of the building, in English as well.This is a monument to the ancient Russian architecture. The stones are carved as showing biblical scenes. The external walls are carved up to the roof including the main tower. King David and King... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

A few original frescoes of the 12th century have survived. Although smaller, it's a must see. It is withing walking distance of the Cathedral of Assumption.

Thank Angela M
Vladimir, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Splendid white stone carving, myths become alive on the walls of the cathedral. And you can't miss a small viewpoint a few steps away. Strongly recommend.

Thank Raccoontraveller
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2016

So cool to check this historic place. The cathedral is one-domed and four-pillared. Originally it was surrounded by galleries with towers that connected it to the prince's palace. They were demolished during the restoration in the 19th century. The church is famous for its white-stone carvings - its walls are decorated with ca. 600 reliefs, depicting saints, mythical and real... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Certain to be included in most tours of Vladimir, this cathedral is smaller and less ostentatious than many others.

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

I'm astonished about the architecture in all cities I've visited in Russia and Vladimir is not an exception: this church is pretty near a complex of churches and maintain attractions just a walk distance each other. Amazing

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Reviewed August 28, 2016

This early edifice which is dedicated to Saint Demetrius is one of the most elegant structures in the Golden Rings. You should circumvent it from all sides to admire its proportions and the decorations on the walls. A truly magnificent piece of architecture.

Thank Procaccia
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

If without the plate stated that it’s “St. Demetrius Cathedral 1193-1197”, we would have not known this fantastic church was. It’s on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. We saw statue of Prince of Vladimir at the far side “park”. And a railroad said could go all the way to Siberia at another far side.

Thank Chuang004
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed April 10, 2016

Not really worth the ticket to go inside as it's very small. And almost all the descriptions were in Russian.

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Vladimir, Russia
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

Why to see: UNESCO World Heritage monument of the 12th century, probably the most typical and indicative white-stone building of the premongolian period in Russia. What to see: the facades)) a truly unique composition of King David, Alexander the Great, Prince Vsevolod, Hercules, saints, lions, griffins etc... all in all up to 1500 mastepieces of white-stone carving (though estimates may... More 

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