The Assumption Cathedral in the Kremlin

I haven’t posted many shots of the doors that I encountered in Russia so here’s another post of another beautiful door.

In Moscow, we toured the Kremlin and while we know that’s the site of the Russian government I found out that Kremlin actually means a fortress.  So there is more than one Kremlin in Russia.  Within the Moscow Kremlin, there was a fort with a battery of canons, the Russian Government and also many cathedrals and churches.  The door I am featuring today is another cathedral door.

Below is a panoramic shot that I took showing many of the Kremlin churches and I entitled it, Bird in the Kremlin Courtyard Panorama (if you look closely at the foreground).  The cathedral that I am featuring today is the building on the right, the Assumption Cathedral.  The Cathedral is regarded as the mother church of Muscovite Russia.  In its present form it was constructed between 1475–79 at the behest of the Moscow Grand Duke Ivan III by the Italian architect Aristotele Fioravanti.  From 1547 to 1896 it is where the Coronation of the Russian monarch was held.  In addition, it is the burial place for most of the Moscow Metropolitans and Patriarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church.  More information from Wikipedia can be found at this link:  Assumption Cathedral

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The Assumption Cathedral.

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Who can resist taking a photo of the gold domes?

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The Door seems to be guarded by angels with the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus above it.


Well, that’s my short door post for this week’s Thursday Doors, founded and created by Norm Frampton.  You can see more doors by Norm and his door followers by visiting his website and then pushing the blue frog doorbell to enter the door portal of other door bloggers.  Share a door if you have one to post and meet other door bloggers from around the world.

Thanks for visiting my post and thanks to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors website.  For more posts and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.

12 thoughts on “The Assumption Cathedral in the Kremlin

  1. Thank you so much, prior! There was a time that I never expected to travel and see many parts of the world but after marriage traveling opened my eyes. We had heard much about Russia a few years ago and trying to get there on our own proved futile so this tour gave us a great opportunity to see those iconic buildings and places in person. Having photography as a hobby in retirement is great when we travel to different countries and I have fun exploring and finding “undiscoverdimagesamongstus”. 😉


  2. Now this would be on my bucket list. Love the Orthodox building style and Iconic art. This is one of the Eastern European countries we chose not to visit because at that time the tourist visa was a year wait!
    Reply to your comment: Yes, it’s very nice when your adult kids insist on cooking for feast days:) Hope you enjoyed Easter too!

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  3. Good mercy! That door is beyond beautiful! Love the actual doors, can’t get over the entry trappings! Just amazing — big score on this week’s door!
    Have a great week 🙂

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