Annunciation Cathedral, Kazan

#5 of 50 in Historic Sites in Kazan
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Take in the elaborate Orthodox interior and get a glimpse into Russia's religious history at Annunciation Cathedral, housed within Kazan Kremlin, a World Heritage Site. Ivan the Terrible founded the cathedral in 1552, and it was originally built out of local sandstone and consecrated in 1562. Since then it has been devastated by fire and repaired at least six times in its history. The interior of the cathedral features lavish gold and red decor, as well as intricate iconography in the Orthodox style. Of particular interest is a copy of the holy icon Our Lady of Kazan, given to the Russian Orthodox Church by Pope John Paul II in replacement of the original icon, which was stolen and presumably destroyed in 1904. Put Annunciation Cathedral on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kazan vacation builder tool.
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  • The Annunciation Cathedral is the oldest Church in Kremlin, in fact in all of Kazan. It was built in 1554, just after conquering the city by Ivan the Terrible. It's a classic onion domed Russian...  more »
  • In the heart of the Kremlin and wonderfully decorated, a highlight along with the Kul Sharif Mosque ..  more »

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