Michael the Archangel Cathedral

Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

There were originally several churches in the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, but today only Michael the Archangel Cathedral exists. It was built in the middle of the 16th century and rebuilt in 1628-1631. The cathedral is the tomb of Kuzma Minin. In 1828, in front of the Archangel Cathedral was constructed the obelisk in honor of Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky (by architects Melnikov and Martos).



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Founded: 1628-1631
Category: Religious sites in Russia


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Sergo Shved (2 years ago)
В соборе захоронен Кузьма Минин.
Анна Левова (2 years ago)
Самый древний храм Нижнего Новгорода, находится на территории Кремля. В соборе останки Минина К. Рядом с находится памятник основателям города князю Георгию Всеволодовичу и святителю Симону.
Julia Buchilina (2 years ago)
Это первый храм Нижнего Новгорода. Он небольшой, но с удивительной исторической и духовной атмосферой. Там находится сейчас гробница Кузьмы Минина. Красивый резной иконостас (конечно, современный). Самое главное, что там чувствуешь себя хорошо. Хорошо на службе, просто зайти поставить свечку, почитать акафист. Потом можно прогуляться к вечному огню и полюбоваться красивыми видами на реки)
softscriptsolutions (3 years ago)
We need to visit if u like cathedrals
Руслан Исманов (3 years ago)
Собор является красивым образцом шатрового зодчества. Снаружи он кадетов небольшим, но только попав внутрь, ощущаешь его величину и монументальность. В соборе подгребен Кузьма Минин. Вход бесплатный.
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