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Assumption Cathedral (Vladimir)

Assumption Cathedral in Vladimir is an UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

 

Constructed: 1158- 60

Open: Tue- Sun: 1-4:30pm

Closed: Monday

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Assumption Cathedral in Vladimir

Assumption Cathedral in Vladimir is famous for its frescoes from 1408 made by Andrey Rublev and Daniil Cherniy. The church was originally constructed in 1158- 61 during reign of Andrey (Andrew) Bogolubskiy (God- loving). After his death he was buried inside the church. The white stone for the construction was brought from the Volga Bulgars. In September 21th, 1164 most sacred miraculous icon of Vladimir Mother of God was transferred here. After fire of 1185 the original church was surrounded by galleries on its three sides. Further renovations in the 13th century increased the size of the building and added four domes on each side. The central dome was supposed to represent the head of the Church, Jesus Christ, and four smaller domes represented the four writers of the Gospels: Mark, Luke, John and Matthew. In the necropolis of the church many of princes of Vladimir, their families and bishops were buried.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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