While the St Basils Cathedral I posted a few days ago is often mistaken for the Kremlin, this Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel is actually within the walls of the Kremlin complex, together with a few other cathedrals as well as the government buildings.
In the afternoon, dark clouds came up, but the setting sun managed to still light the cathedral, creating this wonderful scenery.
Read more about this wonderful structure with the numerous treasures and tombs inside here, of which this is taken:
The five-domed Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel was the last of the great churches to be erected on the Kremlin’s Cathedral Square and was the exulted burial place for the rulers of Muscovy, from the Grand Duke Ivan I (1328-1341) to Tsar Ivan V (1682-1696), the half-brother of Peter the Great. The cathedral was built between 1505 and 1508 by the Italian architect Alevisio Novi on the site of an ancient cathedral of the same name. Unlike the very traditionally Russian Cathedral of the Assumption, the Cathedral of the Archangel clearly reflects architectural influences from the Italian Renaissance, including Corinthian capitals and Venetian-style shell scallops along the building’s gables…