Ryazan Cathedral

Ryazan, Russia

Ryazan's most famous site is probably the magnificent Dormition Cathedral. It was built between 1693 and 1699 by the architect Yakov Bukhvostov in the Naryshkin baroque style. In form it consists of a tall red brick structure decorated with carved white stone window frames and topped with five central domes.

Inside the cathedral has a towering iconostasis 27 metres in height which includes two miracle-working icons: the Our Lady of Murom Icon which dates from the 12th century and the Our Lady of Feodotievo which was discovered in the nearby village of Fedotievo in 1487. The cathedral is now the Summer Eparchial Cathedral of the Ryazan and Mikhailov Eparchy. It is only open in the summer.

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Founded: 1693-1699
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