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Cathedral of the Annunciation (Blagoveshchensky Sobor)

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

Outside looks stunning. From the inside nothing special apart from frescos. The lady in the souvenirs very bored and not interested even to say thank you.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TasosAnth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the largest appearing church on the grounds of the kremlin. The frescoes were being restored while we were there so one wall was not visible but the altar area is visible and lovely. Would be sure to see on your kremlin tour -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

There’s a risk of overdosing on Cathedrals when touring Moscow but this one is surely one you shouldn’t miss.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davemartin3
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Located on the Kremlin’s main square, this cathedral was used as the royal chapel. No pictures can be taken here. It was built in 1484 and the whole interior is painted with frescoes. A must see while in Moscow.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 502deborahr
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This cathedral was the private church of the Russian Czars and yet it is so well kept and it is a privilege to observe it!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Violetvz
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

The golden onion shaped dimes are surely a beautiful sight to see. Inside is just as impressive. Wonderful icons and other paintings inside. Not large but historically significant property. This is a good one to enter and appreciate the perseverance of the Christian religion through...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This ancient church was open the day we were at the Kremlin. It is full of wood carvings, paintings and icons. The stall used by the Czar for prayer is there. Our tour guide pointed out the magnificent chandeliers, all bronze except for the one...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 406traceyl
Reviewed 10 July 2018

These churches are different than the normal Catholic churches you normally see, mostly because they are not Catholic :-) - These are more for Icon's and saints where an individual pray to the sait/icon they hope can help them.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank OCDane
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Cathedral of Annunciation is inside Moscow Kremlin campus is the prime location in Moscow is surrounded by very important monuments. It is a very beautiful place always full of visitors. It is a 15th Century Russian Orthodox Church. The inside of the church is equally...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank swadhapriyasarma
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I loved the setting of this church as part of the Moscow tour of the kremlin. so much fine paintings, sculptures and motifs to gaze upon. Highly recommended for the Kremlin tour

Date of experience: June 2018
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