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Moscow: A Place Of Fascinating Churches And Cathedrals
Moscow is one of the most fascinating cities of Russia. Thousand of tourists from all the corners of the world come over Moscow to visit. Apart from all the famous things to see there are numerous cathedrals and churches in Moscow that equally attract the tourists. Not only St Basil’s Cathedral but there are at least hundred other cathedrals and churches to see.
Cathedrals: Archangel Cathedral is one of the finest cathedrals of Moscow. This cathedral is located at the south-eastern corner of Soborny Ploshchad. This cathedral was used for wedding ceremonies, coronations and also the burial of the Tsars. This very cathedral was dedicated to Archangel Michael. It has got five domes and the architecture of the cathedral is really fascinating. Just at the northern side of the Soborny Ploshchad is the .
This grand cathedral is the burial place of the heads of the Orthodox Church of Russia. One should not miss to see this glorious church while visiting Moscow. Beside the west gate of this cathedral located the Church of The Deposition Of The Robe. This very church was built between 1484 and 1486.
There are some fascinating frescoes inside the church. Here one can see nice exhibition of 15th to 17th century woodcarvings. Cathedral of the Christ the Saviour is a massive cathedral which is situated along the Moscow River. The cathedral actually marks Russia’s victory over Napoleon.
Once Stalin decided to replace the church with Palace of Soviets. It was also said the Palace of Soviet would have a 100m high Lenin’s statue. But his plan was not materialised in reality.
Church of St John the Warrior is another interesting church of Moscow. The church was actually commissioned by Peter the Great. He wanted to make it after the victory over the Sweden at Poltava. Here one can see a fine mixture of the European baroque style and style of Moscow.
Church of the Grand Ascension is another beautiful church of Moscow. Here the great poet Pushkin was married to Natalya Goncharova. There is also Church of Small Ascension in the city. The Kazan Cathedral was made on the northern side of the Red Square. It was built in 1636 to commemorate the expulsion of Polish invaders. It was totally destroyed and later a replica was made on the site.