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Assumption Cathedral (Dormition Cathedral) Tours

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Assumption Cathedral (Dormition Cathedral)
One of several churches in Cathedral Square inside of Moscow’s Kremlin, the Assumption Cathedral (Dormition 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.

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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.
Address: Moscow, Russia
Hours: Friday-Wednesday 10am-5pm
Admission: 350 rubles
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Explore Russia’s famous Golden Ring route and discover top regional attractions with ease on this private 6- to 8-hour Sergiev Posad and Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius tour from Moscow. Visit the town of Sergiev Posad with your private guide, home to medieval Russian architecture and a 14th-century Orthodox monastery. Explore the UNESCO–listed Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius’ ramparts and churches, and gain insight into their deep religious significance. Marvel at the Cathedral of the Assumption’s beautiful facade, and learn of its place in Lavra’s colorful history.
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  • 8 hours
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Spend the day away from the hustle and bustle of Moscow and visit Sergiev Posad, one of the ancient towns in Russia’s “Golden Ring,” during this private tour. Take a guided tour of the city and visit the beautiful 14th-century Trinity Lavra Monastery, with its massive bell tower, walk through the old city, and learn about the pilgrims who come from all over the world to pay their respects.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Assumption Cathedral (Dormition Cathedral) hours of operation?
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Assumption Cathedral (Dormition Cathedral) hours of operation: Friday-Wednesday 10am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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