Around the Golden Gates

Ascension Church

Ascension Church (August 2012)

The Ascension Church dates from 1724 but a church dedicated to the Ascension of Christ has stood here since at least 1187. Then it was part of a monastery which was most likely founded by Andrey Bogolyubsky. In 1813 a bell tower was added in commemoration of the victory over Napoleon. The church was closed by the Soviets in 1934 and only re-consecrated as a parish church in 1990.

Location 14A Ulitsa Voznesenskaya