Moscow Cathedral of the Annunciation

on Sunday, February 21, 2010

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Another travel place full of art in Moscow is The Cathedral of the Annunciation in the Kremlin (1484-1489) was reserved for the baptism and the marriage of the Tsars.
The ground is covered with jasper offered by a Shah of Persia, the walls and the cupolas are decorated with frescos (1508).The north and west entrances from the parvise are decorated with whitestone portals of the 16th century. The fretwork is clearly influenced by the Italian Renaissance architecture. The bronze doors of the north and west portals are decorated with gold foil. The floor of the Cathedral of the Annunciation is made of jasper, which was brought from a cathedral in Rostov Velikiy in the 16th century. The walls contain fragments of murals, painted by Theodosius. You can have a nice travel meanwhile know more about the history of this fantastic cathedral.
Cathedral of the Annunciation

Cathedral of the Annunciation

Cathedral of the Annunciation

Cathedral of the Annunciation