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    Annunciation Cathedral

    • Kharkiv, Ukraine
      Blahovishchenska Square, 1
    • Annunciation Cathedral$$
    • +38 (057) 777-00-83, (057) 712-47-37
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      religious building, 1888-1901 gg.

      Grandiose architectural ensemble in the neo-Byzantine style with a 75-meter-high bell tower rises above the city Lopan. Cathedral of the Annunciation was built in 1901 on the site of the old Annunciation Church, whose history begins in 1655 with the then in a settlement on the outskirts of Kharkov Zalopan wooden church was built, which is then replaced by a stone, but it soon ceased to hold the congregation. In 1888, a number of construction of a new cathedral, which collected funds for the local nobility, merchants and ordinary parishioners. Architect chosen professor of architecture M. Lovtsova. Five-domed church with a tall bell tower is particularly "striped" masonry and rich decor. Iconostasis Moscow master Orlov was made of white narrskogo marble, paintings made by local artists. The cathedral was closed by the Bolsheviks in 1930, but once again became active in World War II. According to legend, from the dome of the temple because of the hurricanes and fire three times falling cross.

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