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Cathedral of the Archangel (Arkhangelsky Sobor)

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This church at Cathedral Square is most notable for what lies underneath it - the burial grounds of most of Russia's rulers up until the 1690s - as well as the muraled walls showing who lies beneath.
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Borovitskaya ulitsa | Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though definitely a sobering experience, it is nonetheless memorable one to visit the Cathedral of the Archangel. Built in the early 1500s, it is beautifully decorated inside with brown and goldish tones, and is home to the tombs of a number of the czars (tsars)...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

I have referred to this cathedral as the Westminster Abbey of Russia due to the large number of Tsars who are entombed here. It's certainly not larger than some of the other cathedrals we visited, and it's also not the grandest, but there was something...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

The archangel cathedral (or the church of Kremlin) located at thecorner of Sobornaya, Moscow. This cathedral open to publics, as museum, and played an important role in Russian political history. It hosted the celebrations of victories by Russia's army and the burials of tsars and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

Very beautifull from the outside. Inside again the same with staff. Not bothered at all. Only show the ticket. The only interesting is that is the place that most of the noble and well known Russian people are burried. The building was partly renovated.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TasosAnth
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

This church on the grounds of the kremlin is a necropolis for many important figures in Russian history - namely housing Ivan the terrible. Definitely worth visiting when in the walls of the kremlin. Your ticket to the kremlin gains you access.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Quite nice inside. The Kremlin is full of cathedrals and there are many others to see outside the Kremlin that don't include overcrowded photo takers.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sebastian_Forbes
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Built in 1505, this site was the burial place for Moscow’s princes and stars from 1440. The tombs are made of white stone with bronze covers. The walls, pillars, and domes are covered with superb frescoes painted 1652-1666. There are over 60 full length idealized...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is the burial place of the czars and it is amazing! The coffins are huge - they must have been very tall people!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

i participated in this tour and enjoyed seeing the iconostases, the murals, the tomb stones of the princes. it was quite interesting and informative.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeffrey O
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The Cathedral of the Archangel is a Russian Orthodox church dedicated to the Archangel Michael. It is located in Cathedral Square of the Moscow Kremlin in Russia between the Kremlin Palace and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower. It was the main necropolis of the Tsars of Russia until the relocation of the capital to St. Petersburg. It was constructed between 1505 and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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