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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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Borovitskaya ulitsa , Ivanovskaya Ploshchad | Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cathedral of the Annunciation was built by architects from Pskov in 1484-1489 as part of Grand Duke Ivan III's plans for a large-scale renovation of the Moscow Kremlin. It was built on the spot of an older 14th-century cathedral of the same name, which had been rebuilt...More

Thank ramchabi
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This orthodox church part of Cathedral complex in Kremlin probably the best,. Golden onion shaped domes used by royal well maintained with beautiful icons , paintings, royal doors, crossess .

Thank yesarar
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

In my opinion this Cathedral of the Annunciation (Blagoveshchensky Sobor) is the most beautiful sobor of Moscow (in terms of the exterior).

Thank Frantisek R
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Cathedral of the Annunciation is beautiful. It is located with other churches within the Kremlin walls. Well worth a visit. You can go inside but no photos.

Thank hulagirlSurrey
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 7 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 15 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

Thank YTCHENG
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