Holy Assumption Cathedral, Vladimir

Admire some of the greatest works of celebrated icon painter Andrei Rublyev, including "Last Judgment" frescoes painted in 1408, at Holy Assumption Cathedral, a World Heritage Site. The construction of the church, where the princes of ancient Russia were crowned, began in 1158. Notice the elaborate carving on the exterior walls, which were innovative at the time. The interior is illuminated only by candles and the daylight streaming in from the high windows. It features a few restored, 12th-century murals of peacocks and prophets, and the Baroque iconostasis donated by Catherine the Great in the late 18th century. A classical style bell tower with a tall, golden helmet was erected in the early 19th century. Using our international travel planner, Vladimir attractions like Holy Assumption Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We took a tour, we loved the place, a sense of grandeur and antiquity. If you are in Vladimir be sure to take an excursion, you will be led to all the interesting places
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  • The place is very beautiful. It's worth a visit. In my opinion, it is not acceptable that a fee for visiting the cathedral is mandatory.
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