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Cathedral of the Annunciation (Blagoveshchensky Sobor)

Borovitskaya ulitsa , Ivanovskaya Ploshchad | Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
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The magnificent interiors of this chapel belonging to the royal family include spectacular frescoes, icons painted by the masters and a gleaming agate jasper tiled floor.
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“golden domes” (5 reviews)
“worship” (4 reviews)
“frescoes” (8 reviews)
Borovitskaya ulitsa , Ivanovskaya Ploshchad | Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is another beautiful cathedral to see when you visit the Kremlin. The onion domes of this one are all gold in colour and there are plenty of impressive frescoes to admire inside. Of course photography isn't permitted in the interior.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This church located inside the Kremlin is beautiful both inside and out. The well cared for frescos are a delight. The white washing with the gold domes of the exterior are striking.

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I must just say. I have not been into this cathedral as we were a huge group visiting, but the outside of it is just so glorious. Just a shame the sun was not shining on those gold domes.

Thank Magda B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Located on the Cathedral Square, it competes with the other Cathedrals in beauty, but for me this is my favorite. It originate from the medieval times, but every Tsar made modifications to it. Ivan the Terrible added one special Porch for him, since he was...More

Thank Joop V
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The Cathedral of the Annunciation is one of the impressive churches that can be visited at the Kremlin in Moscow. Commissioned by Ivan III in 1484 as a Royal Chapel, this is a beautiful church to see. Entrance is included with the general 'Cathedral Square'...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

The Cathedral can be easily identified because of her gold-plated domes. Both the internal pictures and the external outlooks are beautiful. Guided tours would definitely help to provide detailed information and background history for understanding. Recommended to go inside to view the internal decorations as...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

With the Golden domes easily seen from across the river, this Cathedral is one of several that make up Cathedral Square within the Kremlin itself. The glittering domes are an invitation to an equally highly decorated interior of a Cathedral that is associated with the...More

Thank Sandra and Alan S
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We went with Ana a paid guide as part of a Kremlin tour We could have spent more time there if we didn't a have a paid guide but we had seen a lot of churches by this stage so the 15 minutes was enough...More

Thank emdel2015
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is one of the churches located within the Cathedral Square. It may look as impressive from the exterior compared too the other church in the Square but it is definitely worth a visit inside the church.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This cathedral looks wonderous from a distance with it's towering golden globes but up close it looks rather worn. Inside though is different and is beautifully decorated and charming.

Thank jordanellie41
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