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Cathedral Square, Moscow: 9 reviews and 21 photos

  The Kremlin - The Cathedral Square
by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 
  • The Kremlin - The Cathedral Square - Moscow
      The Kremlin - The Cathedral Square
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      Moscow - The Kremlin - The Cathedral Square
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  • The Kremlin - The Cathedral Square - Moscow
      The Kremlin - The Cathedral Square
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • The Kremlin - The Cathedral Square - Moscow
      The Kremlin - The Cathedral Square
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • The Kremlin - The Cathedral Square - Moscow
      The Kremlin - The Cathedral Square
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 

The Cathedral Square is the oldest part of the Kremlin. I visited it many-many times. Last time it happened in March of 2015.
The composition of the square is unusually ceremonial and picturesque. It is surrounded by cathedrals, each of which is a masterpiece of Old-Russian architecture. On the south side, adjoining the Great Kremlin Palace, there is the Cathedral of the Annunciation.To the right (west) of it this is the Cathedral of Archangel Michael, the only one of the Kremlin cathedrals to have silver domes (though the central dome has recently been gilded).

Next to this rises the Kremlin's tallest building, the Ivan the Great Bell-Tower, at the foot of which there is the world's larges tbell, the Tsar Bell. On the north side of the square, set back a little, stands the former Patriarch's Palace with the Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles. Another great tourist attraction, the Tsar Canon, is not far from this cathedral. Also on the north side of the square is the Cathedral of the Dormition, in which the tsars were crowned. To the left of this is the Churchof the Deposition of the Robe. Between this church and the Palace of the Facets to the west, the east wall of the Terem Palace extends.

The main streets of the Kremlin meet here, and formerly magnificent festive ceremonies took place on this square. Cathedral Square was originally formed at the beginning of 14th century, in the reign of Ivan Kalita. Since the great building and rebuilding operations of 1475 to about 1530, it has been the social and political centre of the Kremlin, and thus of Moscow.

You can watch my 4 min 16 sec Video Moscow Kremlin Cathedral Square part 1 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

Directions: You can watch my photo of Moscow on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 55 45' 4.03" N 37 37' 3.92" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Cathedral Square 10.
Website: http://www.kreml.ru/

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  • Updated Mar 9, 2015
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