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City: Moscow

Church of the Ascension (??????? ?????????? ????????), Andropova (?????. ?????????), 39 (Metro: Kolomenskaya or Kashirskaya, then walk through Kolomenskoye park.). Part of a former royal estate situated several kilometers to the southeast of the city center. Built to commemorate the birth of Ivan the Terrible, Kolomenskoye's Church of the Ascension upended the Byzantine style with its wooden conical tower, and proved to be a milestone in the history of Russian ecclesiastical architecture. Since 1994, it has enjoyed a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage list.


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