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Epiphany Cathedral of the former Epiphany Monastery description and photos - Russia - Moscow: Moscow. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Epiphany Cathedral was built in 1693-1696 with parts of the original building dating back to 1624 included in the basement. In 1697, the northern side-chapel was consecrated in memory of Metropolitan Alexy. The south aisle was turned into a sacristy.
The Epiphany Cathedral with the lower church in honor of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God is a fine example of the Naryshkin Baroque. This style is characterized by the composition of the octagon on the four-piece and the white-stone decor, which is oriented towards Western European forms. The temple is distinguished by the high roof of the refectory and the strongly protruding apse of the altar. Of interest are the cathedral's lush cornices in the form of a fringe, an abundance of decorative balusters in platbands, torn pediments, pilasters and shells. The columns at the corners of the quad are also noteworthy. The roof of the refectory has a baroque pediment.
Fragments of the sculptural decoration made by an artel of craftsmen from Switzerland in 1704-1705 have been preserved inside the cathedral. on the altar side, `` Christmas '' - on the south and `` Epiphany '' - on the northern walls.
The lower church served as the burial vault of the Dolgoruky, Yusupov, Sheremetyev, Golitsyn. After the closure of the temple, the necropolis was destroyed, only a few tombstones remained.
The cathedral was closed in 1929. A flour warehouse was arranged on the lower floor, and the Ukrainian club was located on the upper floor.
Currently, the carved gilded iconostasis, paintings and sculptural compositions have been restored in the upper church.
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