"THE KREMLIN / CATHERDRAL SQUARE" Cathedral Square Tip by lidia664

Cathedral Square, Moscow: 9 reviews and 21 photos


SOBORNAYA (CATHERDRAL) SQUARE is the heart of Moscow Kremlin. Architectural ensemble of the Square with FOUR CATHEDRALS standing along its perimeter was created by the order of Ivan Kalita, the Grand Prince of Moscow. However, the ancient cathedrals, which had been built here, don't exist any longer. Instead, by the end of the 15th century and in the beginning of the 16th century other, new cathedrals were built.

is the largest and the most historic of the cathedrals in the Kremlin. Here princes, grand princes and tsars were crowned by the Metropolitan or Patriarch; here Metropolitans and Patriarchs were enthroned and buried, and here many a chapter in the history of Moscow and of Russia began or was concluded. From its completion in 1479 until the 17th century, it provided an unmatchable model for all cathedral - building in Russia.

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  • Updated Jan 20, 2003
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