Assumption Cathedral, Sviyazhsk

Local nameСвияжский Богородице-Успенский монастырь
LocationSviyazhsk, Russia

Assumption Cathedral in Sviyazhsk, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia is a male monastery, included in UNESCO World Heritage list. It is said to be situated on the town-island of Sviyazhsk, but actually there is access by earth to the main territory. It was built in 1555, in the same time as Diocese of Kazan was established, and was the main educational and enlightenment center there during XVI—XVIII centuries, in the program of Russian tzar Ivan the Terrible to colonize Volga region. In particular, it had one of the first printing presses in Russia, along with Moscow Print Yard. The frescoes of the monastery are among the best in Russia.

Tags ChristianPlace of WorshipMonasteryRussian OrthodoxUNESCOEditor's Choice
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Address Свияжск, Russia

Coordinates 55°46'14.065" N 48°39'10.119" E

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