We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Must see because of “Our Lady of Kazan” Icon ancied copy placed here!”

Annunciation Cathedral
Ranked #9 of 374 things to do in Kazan
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Must see because of “Our Lady of Kazan” Icon ancied copy placed here!”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

"Our Lady of Kazan" Icon, is something as central point of Orthodox church in Russia. Destiny of original icon, has never been proved but ancient copy of it has been found in Portugal, given to Vatican, and finally unconditionally provided to Russian orthodox church deciding to place it on the very roots of its founding.
Therefore, beside the fact that "Annunciation cathedral" is beautiful itself, chance to see mentioned icon is extraordinary important reason to come there, no matter of confessions.
However as starting point - read a bit about history of the icon, this will add new dimension of its importance and significance.
warm recommendation

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Ljubisa_Pe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

276 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    222
    46
    8
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Touched my heart in a special way”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

I went inside the cathedral and the beauty and history of this place brought tears of joy to my eyes. The floors are made from cast iron, and went through several fires since it was constructed in 1552 by Ivan the Terrible. There are Icons and Holy Paintings all over some of the walls. It feels Holy and pure, I highly recommend to visit it.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank Aurora_Nomad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“beautiful paintings”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

the cathedral has beautiful religious paintings throughout the inside. the main wall draws you towards it with its paintings and gold. a sight worth seeing while at the kremlin.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank suttonase
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alexandria, Egypt
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“nice Cathedral”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

nice cathedral
weddings can take place there, we saw about 3 or 4 weddings during our visits, which was interesting
you can't take photos

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank Sondos_25
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kazan, Russia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nicest church in Kazan”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

A great place and more if a celebration is going on, you can feel the music they are singing in your skin, very impressive.

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
2 Thank Anna M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Annunciation Cathedral also viewed

 
Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan
 

Been to Annunciation Cathedral? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing