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Cathedral of the Archangel (Arkhangelsky Sobor)

Borovitskaya ulitsa | Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
+7 495 695-41-46
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This church at Cathedral Square is most notable for what lies underneath it - the burial grounds of most of Russia's rulers up until the 1690s - as well as the muraled walls showing who lies beneath.
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  • Average3%
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Borovitskaya ulitsa | Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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"archangel michael"
in 6 reviews
"burial place"
in 5 reviews
"buried here"
in 4 reviews
"patron saint"
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"russian orthodox church"
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"burial ground"
in 2 reviews
"final resting place"
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"italian architect"
in 2 reviews
"golden dome"
in 2 reviews
"great bell"
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"worth a visit"
in 3 reviews
"kremlin walls"
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"iconostasis"
in 6 reviews
"princes"
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"royalty"
in 4 reviews
"necropolis"
in 3 reviews
"pillars"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Built in 1505, this site was the burial place for Moscow’s princes and stars from 1440. The tombs are made of white stone with bronze covers. The walls, pillars, and domes are covered with superb frescoes painted 1652-1666. There are over 60 full length idealized...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the burial place of the czars and it is amazing! The coffins are huge - they must have been very tall people!

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

i participated in this tour and enjoyed seeing the iconostases, the murals, the tomb stones of the princes. it was quite interesting and informative.

Thank Jeffrey O
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The Cathedral of the Archangel is a Russian Orthodox church dedicated to the Archangel Michael. It is located in Cathedral Square of the Moscow Kremlin in Russia between the Kremlin Palace and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower. It was the main necropolis of the Tsars of Russia until the relocation of the capital to St. Petersburg. It was constructed between 1505 and...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This Cathedral inside the Kremlin walls has 19 graves of the Romano family including the grave of Ivan the Terrible there frescoes everywhere. So many Princes & Tsars in one place this alone makes it a must see only downside is NO photos allowed.

Thank Lee S
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This church contains the grave stones of the princes and Tsars the whole church is covered with paintings, it is said the Tsars would receive priority treatment on judgement day at the church.Ivan the Terrible is buried here.no photo's allowed inside

Thank moor2croft
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Part of Kremlin this orthodox church has some nice art works and also many of the royalty are laid to rest here including Ivan the great.

Thank yesarar
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Gaining access to Kremlin entails a visit to the Orthodox churches within. The Cathedral of the Archangel is this final resting place of many Historic Russian Royalty. The frescos are old and the Church is not active, so it’s strictly in the form of a...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Cathedral of the Archangel is one of a few churches situated within the Kremlin as part of your Kremlin ticket. Well worth a visit.You can go inside but no photos.

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

More limited artwork than some of the other cathedrals within the Kremlin (although there are some interesting items), but this cathedral is noteworthy for the 19 graves of Romanov family members. Especially interesting that Ivan the Terrible is buried here. As with each of the...More

Thank Andrew E
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