Gold-Domed Cathedral of the Annunciation

Gold-Domed Cathedral of the Annunciation
«Gold-Domed Cathedral of the Annunciation»

The corner view from the south slope of Borovitsky Hill (side of Moscow River) on a small, but beautiful Cathedral of the Annunciation with its shining on sun nine golden domes. It was built by Russian masters during the reign of Grand Prince Ivan III (The Great) between 1484 and 1489 and used as the domestic chapel of the Grand Princes and later the Tsars of Moscow. Four side chapels, each with one cupola but without pillars, were built on the vaults of the porches in the 1560s. According to one version, their construction was intended to commemorate Ivan the Terrible’s successful campaign against Polotsk in 1563.

More photos with this church: Golden Domes of Annunciation Cathedral.

Photo #071 taken on Septemeber 15, 2014 during tour of Moscow Kremlin.

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