+7 800 555-73-54

Cathedral of the Annunciation

The Cathedral of the Annunciation is located on Cathedral Square in Kremlin. Easily noticeable with its nine golden domes, it was the personal church of Princes and Tsars of Russia. Before it was built a domestic church from the 14th century stood in its place. A hundred years later it was destroyed and replaced by the Cathedral. It went through many modifications in its history: domes, front steps and chapels were added. The floor of the Cathedral, made of small blocs in silicon, agate and jasper, appears to be coming from Byzantium. Brought to Rostov Velikiy, Ivan the Terrible seems to have asked for their transfer to Moscow. It also contains the oldest iconostasis of Russia. Its icons date back from the 14th century to the 19th century. Since 1993, every April 7th day of the Annunciation to Mary, Moscow’s Patriarchs carry out a religious service in the Cathedral of the Annunciation.
Sign up for our emails!
Why subscribe? First, our newsletters are captivating! We are one of the few tour operators specializing in Russian nature, who invests a lot of resources into photo and video-shooting. That’s why even sitting in the office, you’ll feel like you are making your way among arctic ices, walking along taiga valleys, admiring volcanos or looking in the mirror of crystal Baykal waters. Second, there is lots of useful stuff in our letters. The information about outstanding places, new routes’ descriptions, stories from expeditions and trips. And don’t worry, we write in an easy and entertaining manner. And finally, we’re not pushy. You will get all this beauty not often than once a month or two. So you’re gonna miss us!