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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Church of the Ascension and Nearby Attractions on Map
Pushkin Museum(1.8 km)
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Diamond Fund(1.9 km)
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Tverskaya Street(1.4 km)
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Old Arbat Street(1.2 km)
Walk down this kitschy street and don't forget to look at the small by-streets around the Arbat.
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New Arbat Street(0.7 km)
Located near Old Arbat Street, this street offers a contrast from the touristy pedestrian-only thoroughfare.
Russian State Library(1.6 km)
One of the largest libraries in the world.
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