Cathedral of the Transfiguration, Uglich, Russia
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member NevaP
N 57° 31.734 E 038° 19.031
37V E 459110 N 6376468
Quick Description: This large, five domed Cathedral in Uglich was constructed in the early 18th century.
Location: Russia
Date Posted: 1/8/2008 12:24:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM2Y3J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 94

Long Description:
Construction of this cathedral, on the bank of the Volga River, at the historic town of Uglich, began about 1715 on the site of an earlier church. It was built of stone during a time when Peter the Great had ruled that stone could only be used for construction in st Petersburg. Either the cathedral was began before the decree or it received a dispensation.

Five dark green domes top the yellow and white building. The interior is one large vault covered with both frescoes and painted icons. There are a number of side rooms which display an extensive collection of Icons. There's a free standing bell tower near the front entrance.

Tour groups are usually treated to a short concert by a small group of acapella singers. The acoustics of the interior are remarkable and five singers sound like a large choir.
Address:
The Kremlin, Uglich, Federation of Russia


Religious affiliation: Russian Orthodox

Web site: [Web Link]

Date founded or constructed: Not listed

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