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St Sophia cathedral

Kremlin, Vologda, Russia
8-817-272-25-11
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Charming beauty of Northern Russian architecture

This Cathedral was built in second half of 16 century by the order of Ivan the Terrible. Its... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Andrei G
,
Tokyo
The power old time builders and painters

Light and indescribably elegant in its architectural simplicity, the St.Sofia church dominates city... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
vesnaileto
,
Holmdel, NJ
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
13 Sep 2016
“Charming beauty of Northern Russian architecture”
25 Jul 2016
“The power old time builders and painters”
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Kremlin, Vologda, Russia
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8-817-272-25-11
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This Cathedral was built in second half of 16 century by the order of Ivan the Terrible. Its exterior is very modest but proportions are perfect. Inside you can enjoy very impressive traditional 17 century fresco in quite good shape and 18 century icon-stand. Now...More

Thank Andrei G
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Light and indescribably elegant in its architectural simplicity, the St.Sofia church dominates city line with the silver cupola. It has been around for while. It saw many zgars, invaders, officials, commoners. The interior could leave you breathless with its frescoes. Take your time. Even if...More

Thank vesnaileto
Reviewed 2 September 2013

The architecture is fantastic. I don't like any religion, however, this place is well worth a visit. I really enjoyed looking round the site.

Thank GwynRoberts
Reviewed 20 December 2012

Gorgeous frescos (can be seen at: http://vologda-portal.ru/en/about_the_city/index.php?SECTION_ID=5475 click on 'tourist sights' and 'St Sophia' to get inside). One of the better preserved churches in Vologda. There is a fee to get in and it isn't normally open after October until spring as there is no...More

Thank oaktree56
Reviewed 25 July 2012

....located inside the cathedral. The whole interior is covered with them. The lady put on some choral music when I entered and I felt as if I could imagine what the cathedral would be like during a divine liturgy. Well worth the visit.

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