Fodor's Expert Review Cathedral of the Sign

Kitai Gorod Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This solid redbrick church, topped with one gold and four green onion domes, was part of the monastery of the same name, built on the estate of the Romanovs in the 17th century, right after the establishment of the Romanov dynasty. The church was indeed a sign of hope, as the election of the young Mikhail Romanov as tsar by the Boyar Council brought an end to the so-called Time of Troubles, as the dark period marked by internal strife and foreign intervention that set in after the death of the last heir to Ivan the Terrible was known.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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8a ul. Varvarka
Moscow, Moscow  109012, Russia

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