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Side Trips from Moscow Sights

Suzdal kremlin

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 06/24/2013

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The dominant monument in the kremlin, which may have first been built in the 10th century and sits on an earthen rampart with the Kamenka River flowing around all but the east side, is the mid-13th-century Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin (Sobor Rozhdestva Bogorodnitsy), topped by deep-blue cupolas festooned with golden stars.

Original limestone carvings can still be found on its corners and on its facade, and tts exquisite bronze entry doors are the oldest such doors in Russia, from the 13th century. Inside, the brilliant and colorful frescoes dating from the 1230s and 1630s are without compare.

The long, white, L-shaped three-story building that the cathedral towers over is the Archbishop's Chambers. Behind its broad windows you'll find the superb "cross chamber" (named for its shape), which is a large hall without any supporting pillars—the first hall of its type in all Russia. The kremlin also holds museums of antique books and art.

Sight Information

Address:

ul. Kremlevskaya, Suzdal, 601260, Russia

Phone:

49231-20–937

Sight Details:

  • 250R
  • Wed.–Sun. 10–6; closed last Fri. of month

Updated 06/24/2013

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