The Helmet-Style Golden Dome of Vladimir Cathedral in Chersonese
Vladimirsky Sobor (St. Vladimir cathedral) was built in 1876 in Chersonesos Taurica to immortalize the place of Baptism of the Holy Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles that happened in 10th century in Crimea peninsula (official date is 988). The majestic cathedral became one of the biggest Cathedral of Russia (height – 36 m, total area – 1726 sq. m, dome diameter – 10,5 m) that could accommodate up to a thousand church people. Its Byzantine-inspired style of architecture displays the beautiful golden dome resembling a helmet instead of an onion.
Photo #556 taken on September 12, 2013
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