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  • Address: Moscow, Russia
  • Hours: Friday-Wednesday 10am-5pm
  • Admission: 350 rubles

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Assumption Cathedral (Uspensky Sobor) Tours

One of several churches in Cathedral Square inside of Moscow’s Kremlin, the Assumption Cathedral is arguably the most important. Constructed between 1475 and 1479 at the request of Grand Duke Ivan III of Moscow, it is regarded as the mother church of Muscovite Russia.

It was long the place of coronation for the Romanov tsars, and it was the burial place for Moscow metropolitans and patriarchs of the Orthodox Church. Designed by an Italian architect, the cathedral was built with five domes and became a model for other churches throughout Russia with its colorful frescoes that dominate the interior and its impressive iconostasis that dates back to 1547. The tsars often added icons to the iconostasis from the cities they conquered, and the oldest of those, from the 12th century, was brought to Moscow from Veliky Novgorod after it was captured in 1561. Near the south entrance to the cathedral, you can see the throne of Tsar Ivan IV.

Practical Info

To visit the Assumption Cathedral, you must buy a ticket to visit Cathedral Square inside the Kremlin. This includes admission to all museum-cathedrals inside the square and costs 350 rubles. Tickets can be purchased from a booth near the Kutafiya Tower in the Alexander Garden outside of the Kremlin.  The Kremlin grounds are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, except for Thursday. The nearest Metro station is Biblioteka imeni Lenina or Borovitskaya. Photography is not permitted inside the cathedral.

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