Uspensky Cathedral, Moscow

4.7
Admire the combination of Renaissance art with Russian traditions on your visit to Uspensky Cathedral, the Russian Orthodox church regarded as the mother church of Muscovite Russia. Constructed by the Italian architect Aristotle Fioravanti between 1475-79, the cathedral is the burial place for most of the Moscow metropolitans and patriarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church. From 1547 to 1896 it was the site of the coronation of the Russian monarch, including that of the first tsar, Ivan the Terrible, in 1547. The cathedral has five domes, symbolic of Jesus Christ and the four Evangelists, and served as a template for many other churches in the region. Don't miss Andrei Rublyev's 1408 frescoes, considered some of his finest work. Entry to the church and services is free, but photography is not permitted inside. As with most churches in the country, there is no seating available, since everyone stands during services. Plan to visit Uspensky Cathedral during your Moscow vacation using our convenient Moscow day trip planner .
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  • Located inside the Kremlin. It consists of several churches. Each of them has its guidance inside. I especially liked two of them. The cathedral also has the tower which by the location is of the highest points of Moscow. And it also has a temporary exposure that change. The day I was I couldn't get on, but it seems that at some point you could climb up. Downstairs there is a bell just like the one installed, it is really large and gives you an idea of the size of the buildings.
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  • I think that it is the most famous basilica in the Kremlin. The golden roof is eye-catching, but the interior is also impressive because of the walls and ceiling with a picture of saints drawn all over the place. It was almost the same time as the opening of the park, so it was not so crowded, and we were able to observe it carefully.
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  • So beautiful. Definitely worth stopping by in a tour of the Kremlin, which is right by the red square anyways so total tourist spot.
  • Big crowds especially of organised groups but very historical all the same
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