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Blagoveschensky Sobor

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Moscow, Russia.

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Also known as the Cathedral of the Annunciation, this pretty white and gold example of 15th Century religious architecture is close to the Kremlin, on Sorbonaya Square, and was used as a home church by the Muscovite Tsars and later by the royal family. They would have walked across the 16th Century jasper floors and through gilt patterned doors to attend confession, and commissioned painters such as Andrei Rublev to create the icons which line the walls. It was added to in the 16th Century and now sports a cluster of shining, golden onion domes above Renaissance-inspired fretworked walls.

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