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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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“frescoes” (7 reviews)
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Borovitskaya ulitsa , Ivanovskaya Ploshchad | Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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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
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
Reviewed 9 May 2017

With the Golden domes easily seen from across the river, this Cathedral is one of several that make up Cathedral Square within the Kremlin itself. The glittering domes are an invitation to an equally highly decorated interior of a Cathedral that is associated with the...More

Thank Sandra and Alan S
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We went with Ana a paid guide as part of a Kremlin tour We could have spent more time there if we didn't a have a paid guide but we had seen a lot of churches by this stage so the 15 minutes was enough...More

Thank emdel2015
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is one of the churches located within the Cathedral Square. It may look as impressive from the exterior compared too the other church in the Square but it is definitely worth a visit inside the church.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This cathedral looks wonderous from a distance with it's towering golden globes but up close it looks rather worn. Inside though is different and is beautifully decorated and charming.

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Huge church with impressive towers inside the Kremlin in cathedral square. Used by the czars for worship and weddings. Get a brochure inside to describe what you are seeing

Thank Jotum
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I thought it was going to be boring but I have to say that is quite curious and beautiful I really enjoyed the visit!!!!!!!

Thank Mireia R
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

An incredible piece of religious architecture, so amazing external deco in the Kremlin Cathedral square. Impressive outside but even more impressive inside. A masterpiece of history, architecture, religious paintings and spirituality. Very crowded though

Thank Ricardo B
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This small yet important neighbourhood is full of
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GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of
shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as
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