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Cathedral of the Assumption

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Address: Kotoroslnaya emb., 2/1, Yaroslavl 150000, Russia
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Lovely Church

This is a beautiful church. As you approach it you might guess it was a couple hundred years old, but actually it was just completed in 2010. The original church on this spot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a beautiful church. As you approach it you might guess it was a couple hundred years old, but actually it was just completed in 2010. The original church on this spot was destroyed by Stalin and the local people decided to rebuild. This context provides a modern historical perspective that adds interest to the structure. There are lovely... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is a newly built church built with money donated by a Russian businessman. We went on a sunny day with the light reflecting off the white walls and golden domes, it took some amazing pictures.

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Mol, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is really the spot to visit. The location is ideal, the church is very beautiful and very light insight when you compare with other Russina churches. And for me the thing that was the most special: the holy trinity is female over here.

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This new church was built in 2010 on the same spot that the old church (which Stalin destroyed) stood. It was built to celebrate the 1000 anniversary of the town and is also close to their city war memorial. Very poignant.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

As part of our tour on a Russian River cruise we were guided to this cathedral - destroyed and rebuilt and opened in 2010 through mainly the generous donation of one particular businessman we were informed. It was nice but on a river cruise you see many.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

It is impossible not to pass by if you want to visit the park to the 1000th anniversary of the city and the place of its foundation.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Originally this cathedral was blown up by the Soviets in 1937. A modern cathedral was constructed in its place starting in 2005. The cathedral is about 2000 square meters in area and 60 meters high. It cost approximately 20 million Euros to construct and was finished in time for Yaroslavl's millennium celebrations in 2010. The cathedral’s original bells are on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

This cathedral was built in early 13th century. Almost of parts were destroyed after Soviet revolution. Reconstruction and renovation started from 2004, and completed in 2010. Beautiful and big cathedral. In front, there is Strelka observation point to see park and Bolga river.

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South Lyon, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

My wife and I took a two week river boat tour from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Russia is loaded with churches with icons. We must have toured twenty or thirty churches, and after a while a church, is a church, is a church. One can get burned out. Don't get me wrong, in and of themselves they are beautiful, but... More 

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

The cathedral looks pretty impressive from the outside, but inside it just feels like a hastily and badly constructed new-build tourist attraction with signs of damp in various places. Too squeaky clean and no character whatsoever. Much prefer the old churches in Yaroslavl.

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