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“Beautiful Church”

Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor)
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US$179.00*
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Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
Ranked #50 of 2,399 things to do in Moscow
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Owner description: 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.
Gurgaon, India
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“Beautiful Church”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

The Cathedral of the Assumption is the oldest and most important church in the Kremlin. The massive structure has a grey limestone facade and is crowned with 5 cupolas. The inside of the cathedral is richly adorned and is impressively beautiful. The crowds though can sometimes get overbearding - even then a look inside is a must.
The cathedral though not in use for sometime, was restored and reopend to the public in 1990.

Visited August 2013
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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“A Catholic Church in Moscow”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Roman Catholics are in communion with Russian Orthodox but sometimes celebrating the Catholic rites are less strange in a country that doesn't generally speak in French or Latin. I found that the Cathedral was a bit of the familiarity of home. Its lovely exterior and classic cathedral interior, were not even as wonderful as the Russians there in adoration, saying their prayers, and attending Mass.

Visited April 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“A must see”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

If you visit the Kremlin then you won't miss it. Fantastic a one word that summarize the visit. The Russian arts galleries is unique.

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Cathedral of Assumption or Domition Cathedral as it is also called”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Cathedral is very nice. Funny how you always have to crowd through one small door. We visited on Saturday morning and that is the day of the week that there is a ceremonial performance, with a marching band, which was quite impressive to see.

Visited July 2013
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Moscow
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“Standing room only!”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

You might not know that churches in Russia require that everyone stand - only the very few royal families could be seated.

The walls are richly decorated with tapestries and 'carpets' or wall-coverings. Tables with rich ornamentation of jugs, plates, chalices and the like are dotted round the walls.

The thinking behind thais form of worship, according to the historians, is that the congregation would feel as though they were in the "…womb of the Church…" and that they could rely on the security and safety of the clergy!

Services are free to visit and partake, but very different than a typical western church service.

This particular church, as inferred was dedicated to coronations of the Russian royalty.

Visited December 2012
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