The Cathedral Square inside the Moscow Kremlin complex is one of the most striking landmarks in the city. For hundreds of years, it was the venue for Russia’s most important religious and state events.
As the name suggests, the square has several cathedrals built over 500 years ago by Russian and Italian masters.
The Annunciation Cathedral that, until the 18th century, was used as a home church for Russian tsars. The snow-white building with nine gilded domes boasts a beautiful multi-level iconostasis and its whole interior is painted with frescoes.
The Assumption Cathedral, the mother church of Russia where Russian emperors were coronated. It is also the resting place of many Russian patriarchs.
The Cathedral of the Archangel Michael dedicated to the Heavenly Patron of the Russian Army. Many Muscovite Princes and tsars of Russia are buried here. Even though the building may seem a little modest on the outside, those who will walk inside will be amazed by the magnificent iconostasis executed in beautiful reddish colors.
The Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles (adjacent to the Patriarchs’ Palace) whose strikingly beautiful domes represent the twelve apostles.
The Church of the Deposition of the Virgin's Robe — the smallest of the cathedrals that now houses a display of carved wooden sculptures.
Ivan the Great Bell-Tower — the tallest of the towers whose viewing deck offers a great view of the center of Moscow.
All the cathedrals are magnificent specimens of Russian religious architecture and are well worth visiting.