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Ascension Church, Russia

From series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Russia”
Year: 1532.

In the village of Kolomenskoye, Moscow Region, there is the Church of the Ascension of the Lord - an incredibly beautiful religious monument of the 16th century. The founder of the temple is the Moscow prince Vasily III. With the construction of the church many beautiful legends are associated. According to one of them, the prince ordered to begin the construction of the temple after the birth of the long-awaited successor - Prince Ivan the Terrible. The church was laid in 1528. 4 years had been spent on its construction. The place of erection of the church was chosen not accidentally. It was built on a steep bank, not far from a natural key, the water from which, according to locals, was miraculous.

Ascension Church, Russia After the actual completion of the church in 1532, its correction and improvement continued for many more decades. One of the first large-scale reconstructions of the church took place during the reign of Catherine II, and in the 19th century, the renovation was conducted under the guidance of the famous architect Shokhin. Nowadays, the ancient church represents a huge architectural value, it is part of the Kolomenskoye museum-reserve.

The church complex is surrounded by a dense forest and includes many buildings. Travellers who visit the amazing landmark, during their tour will be told a lot of incredible stories. Thus, in March 1917, in the basement of the church, the icon of the Mother of God "Derzhavnaya" was discovered by accident. This wonderful relic has been considered irrevocably lost for many years. The religious monument is located in a very complex geological area, on the landslide coast, in the last decades all possible measures have been taken to protect it from total destruction. Next - Virgin Komi Forests


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Electron Hotel

Located in 1 km from Ascension Church
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Rooms: 70
Featuring contemporary-style interiors, the rooms come with modern furniture. The bathrooms include free toiletries. Guests are welcome to visit the … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Zarechye-AV

Located in 2 km from Ascension Church
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Rooms: 25
Rooms here offer a refrigerator, towels and linens, and a wardrobe. Other property facilities include laundry services. Red Square is 11 km away, and … More: photo, rates and booking
Luxcompany Apartment Maryino

Located in 4 km from Ascension Church
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The classic-style apartment features a bedroom and fully equipped kitchen. The bathroom comes with a bath, hairdryer and free toiletries. Luxcompany … More: photo, rates and booking
Sevastopol Hotel Bld.2

Located in 5 km from Ascension Church
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Rooms: 150
All the modern rooms at Sevastopol Hotel Bld. 2 include a fridge and desk. Each room has a flat-screen TV, while bathrooms come with a hairdryer. … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Ascension Church - Moscow

Like walking around uncrowded places and admiring unusual modern architecture? Then you’ll like the Centipede House, that is house 34 on Begovaya Street. The main feature of the construction is that it’s supported by 20 pairs of concrete supports narrowing to the foundation, which makes it look very fragile. In fact, the building is very firm and solid. It’s surrounded by nice alleys and footpaths. The unusual construction serves an important purpose: the arches create a kind of a window under the house, which ventilates the air naturally and prevents exhaust emissions from the surrounding streets collecting here.

Tourists can also admire typical Saint Petersburg views in Moscow. A real Petrovsky Yard can be found on Admiral Lazarev Street, near house 50. In 2009, the original yard of an ordinary Moscow dwelling house was called the best in the city. It’s decorated with miniature copies of Saint Petersburg’s famous historic monuments. The yard is a kind of an open-air exhibition that is completely free to visit.
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