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Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor)

Borovitskaya ulitsa, Cathedral Square | Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
+7 495 695-41-46
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Once used for coronations, this Cathedral Square church is notable for its five golden domes and numerous windows, and contains the wooden coronation throne built for Ivan the Terrible.
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Borovitskaya ulitsa, Cathedral Square | Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
+7 495 695-41-46
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot miss this iconic structure while at the Kremlin territory. there are queues but the wait is not long

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is absolutely stunning and worth a visit, sometimes there is a crowd but the qeue moves fairly quickly

Thank Rajikadesilva
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It is known as the church wher most of the Tsars coronations took place, and it contains one of the oldest well preserved frescoes. It is also the first Cathedral with five domes, representing Jezus and 4 Evangelists, which concept from then became very popular...More

Thank Joop V
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The frescoes are faded but they are different from what you see in other European countries. Spend at least 30 minutes inside. It will be worth it.

Thank Malay P
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic, if you are in Russia this is a must visit. If you have the opportunity to have a tour guide that is even better as they will tell you things that you wouldn't know otherwise.

Thank pandajo5
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The Cathedral of the Assumption (Dormition Cathedral) is the crown jewel of the collection of churches at Cathedral Square in the Kremlin. This is a beautiful building that is considered the mother of all churches in Moscow. Originally constructed in the early 14th century, the...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 26 July 2017

It was the Cathedral’s entrance door and its surrounds that attracted me to this cathedral located in the Kremlin’s Cathedral Square, opposite the Bell Tower. Around the arched double door, six arched rows of decorated plaster made this entrance seem very important. Each row exhibited...More

Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This church is beautiful inside and outside and the information leaflets in several major languages at the entrance will help you understand the background of the paintings and icons inside. Can be crowded inside if there are tours. Just wait for the crowd to ebb...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Inside the Kremlin walls.... one of several churches in Cathedral Square. Nothing amazing- just another church really.... if it's at the beginning of your trip it may be more exciting!

Thank Kerryn72
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This was the largest and most grand of the Kremlin cathedrals and I enjoyed my time here immensely. The icons and chandeliers were particularly stunning. Admission included with your Kremlin ticket and informational brochures provided free of charge at the entrance. No photos permitted inside.

Thank Rose T
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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