Within the Garden Ring: Around Ulitsa Prechistka

Dormition Church on the Graves

Dormition Church on the Graves (August 2013)

The Dormition Church on the Graves is located at the intersection of four streets and may have got it names due to it being surrounded by a graveyard, although other theories as to how it got its unusual name also exist. A Dormition Church has existed here since 1560 but the current version was built between 1791 and 1806. The church was designed by the French architect Nicolas Legrand and features a large central dome on a rotunda and two parallel bell towers over the tall church porch.

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Location 2/2 Bolshoy Vlasievsky Pereulok
Metro Kropotkinskaya, Smolenskaya