"Churches and Cathedrals" Cathedral Square Tip by hunterV
Cathedral Square, Moscow: 9 reviews and 21 photos
Visiting one of the city churches and cathedrals of the old Russian Orthodox architecture is always a must for foreign visitors of the capital I think.
Cathedral Square (?Spobornaya Ploshchad? in Russian) is the main Kremlin?s square. In fact, it?s one of the ancient city squares. It appeared in early 14th century when construction of the first stone houses began. Here you can see several old cathedrals: Assumption Cathedral, Annunciation Cathedral, Archangel Cathedral, belfry of Ivan the Great, Faceted Chamber, and other monuments of old Russian architecture. The square was covered with slabs made of strong sandstone. The ancient stones were removed under Stalin in 1932 and the square was asphalted. In 1955, when the ruling Communist party kindly opened the Kremlin to the public and allowed public sightseeing there, the asphalt was removed and replaced by previous stone pavement.
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