Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye

CountryRussian Federation
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationMoscow, the South District
CoordinatesN55 39 20.016 E37 40 26.004
Inscription Date1994
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
Unesco Reference Number634
DescriptionThe Church of the Ascension was built in 1532 on the imperial estate of Kolomenskoye, near Moscow, to celebrate the birth of the prince who was to become Tsar Ivan IV ('the Terrible'). One of the earliest examples of a traditional wooden tent-roofed church on a stone and brick substructure, it had a great influence on the development of Russian ecclesiastical architecture.
StatusWorld Heritage Site