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"Patriarch's Palace and Twelve Apostles' Church" Top 5 Page for this destination Kremlin Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey

Kremlin, Moscow: 230 reviews and 425 photos

  Moscow - The Patriarchal palace
by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Moscow - The Patriarchal palace - Moscow
      Moscow - The Patriarchal palace
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • - Moscow
  • - Moscow
  • - Moscow

The Patriarch's palace and Twelve Apostles' Church is a unique monument of civil and religious purpose in the middle of XVII century. The palace occupies the territory of northern part of the Cathedral square. Personal apartments of the Moscow metropolitans and patriarches were under construction traditionally on this place. The important stage in history of the Palace is connected with a name of patriarch Nikon. In the middle of XVII century he begins reorganization of the residence which in sizes and luxury did not concede to an imperial palace of Alexey Mihajlovich.

The three-storey palace of the reforming patriarch Nikon, with the Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles which served as his private chapel, now houses the Museum of 17th Century Russian Art and Culture.

Erected in 1653-56, thebuilding reflects Nikon's objection to the tent roof as reminiscent ofsecular building, and his dislike of the Old Russian or "fairy-tale"style. Like the Cathedral of the Dormition, it is a compact mass on a high base, with a cruciform plan and five domes.

You can watch my 3 min 10 sec Video Moscow Kremlin Cathedrals and their bells part 1 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

Address: Moscow Kremlin Sobornaya Square
Directions: You can watch my photo of Moscow on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 55° 45' 3.37" N 37° 37' 3.88" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio The Church of the Twelve Apostles.
Phone: +7 965 150-00-71

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  • Updated Mar 10, 2015
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