Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor), Smolensk

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Admire the interior and exterior splendor of Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor), perched on a hill and shining gold, white, and aquamarine over the town. Established in 1101, the cathedral that now stands on the site was completed in 1772, after the previous cathedral had been destroyed by an explosion of gunpowder stored in the church's basement (part of the ammunition depot during the 17th-century Siege of Smolensk). In the early 1100s Prince Vladimir Monomakh gave the cathedral an icon of Mary holding Jesus, which was stolen in the 1930s and never recovered. When you enter the church, examine the intricately detailed gold work, and seek out the shrine to Mary (Theotokos). Plan to visit Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor) during your Smolensk vacation using our convenient Smolensk day trip tool .
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  • The cathedral is very beautiful, especially on sunny days.But I prefer the view from the side of Sobolev Street (it's a shine), but if you go up from this street to the cathedral you can see the closed painted cloth building (it's poverty). Repair-one god knows!
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  • A beautiful view of the city, the wall and the river. A very advantageous location of the cathedral. Be sure to visit.
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  • I love this place because it has beautiful lcon inside, called - "icon of Mother of God-Hodegetria"
  • nice chirch. very nice decorated in side
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