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Cathedral of Saint Demetrius

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Bolshaya Moskovskaya st., 58, Vladimir 600000, Russia
+7 492 232-24-67
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

Find Vladimir Sobolev easily, is in the central part of the city in a beautiful park, which is located on a hill, and there is a good view of the river. This is a unique, very old and rare for Russian cathedral! Demetrius Cathedral in...More

3  Thank Aleksey V
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Cathedral os Saint Deemetrius is one of the main religious ortodox buildings in Vladimir, a city located in the Golden Ring, an historical place surrounded Moscow. The cathedral is very beautiful and tiny, it is easily recognizable. In fact, it is located near Holy Assumption...More

Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed 14 July 2018

It doesn't get at much press as the larger cathedral 100 yards away, but it is more historic. Although the interior is rather bare and museum like, its exterior is spectacular. How did those carvings survive the years of harsh weather?

Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 18 January 2018

I visited the Cathedral of Saint Demetrius in Vladimir, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a tour guide to explain the details and sketch the historic background. The site, which is magnificent with an atmosphere of deep spirituality, is well worth a visit.

1  Thank Coenraad L
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Don't bother paying to see the inside, there's not much there. The carved exterior is what you want to see. Each small scene one tells a story in pictorial form.

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Vladimir boasts of multiple beautiful churches and this is one of them...you can spend short time admiring its architecture

Thank Devi H
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A small cathedral that can only be admired from outside. The stone carvings on the walls make this building quite unique, with for example, many small lions to spot. Closed to the public.

Thank Luciano065
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The Cathedral locates near to Holy Assumption Cathedral but much smaller in size. This single-dome Cathedral is simple in outlook but still considered worthwhile to spend some time to have a look inside.

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This Cathedral is only a few minutes from the more popular and larger Cathedral of the Assumption or Dormition. It is of a much smaller surface although very tall, it is austere in decoration inside, no huge iconostasis like that in the Dormition, but still...More

Thank Colomb92
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This small Cathedral is simple and modestly decorated internally. The history of it is explained on a board in front of the building, in English as well.This is a monument to the ancient Russian architecture. The stones are carved as showing biblical scenes. The external...More

Thank mendi62
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A few original frescoes of the 12th century have survived. Although smaller, it's a must see. It is withing walking distance of the Cathedral of Assumption.

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