Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, Vladimir

4.8
Admire the stone-carved facade of Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, which features more than 1,000 ornaments, biblical scenes, and characters of classical mythology. The cathedral was most likely built at the end of the 12th century, when the icon of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica was brought to the city from Byzantium. Among the lions, centaurs, and snow leopards on the exterior, look for the representation of a king, either David or Solomon, which repeatedly appears in the central sections. Inside, you'll see fragments of 12th-century frescoes of a scene from the Last Judgment painted by Greek masters. Take a look at our Vladimir trip itinerary builder tool to schedule your visit to Cathedral of Saint Demetrius and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Building is beautiful on the outside. Went inside (150 roebel entry price) but that was a mistake. Not much to see there. Would not recommend going inside.  more »
  • I loved the fabulous carving on the exterior of the cathedral. Lots of funny lions, which are also on the inside. Beautiful frescos.  more »
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