This imposing Byzantine-style structure is crowned with five onion domes, each covered in 24-karat gold leaf. On a bright day ... More
Holy Virgin Cathedral
This imposing Byzantine-style structure is crowned with five onion domes, each covered in 24-karat gold leaf. On a bright day with the sunlight hitting the Holy Virgin Cathedral, the view is absolutely dazzling. Inside one gets a glimpse of a period back in time. The interior, consecrated in 1977, could just as easily date from 1577. Through the incense gleams the gold of more mosaics, these depicting various saints, and the precious metals of the icons that are everywhere.
My partner and I stopped into this splendid holy ediface just by chance. The brief time we spent there was deeply moving. A small group of priests(?) were chanting, while a priest went around the cathedral censing all the icons and people present. I can still smell the incense in my mind that brings me back.
This cathedral is definitely worth seeing! It is one of the most beautiful and colorful ones in the city. The interior alone will leave you breathless. Located in a nice area as well. There is also a quaint little coffee shop across the street which serves the best expresso!
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