Resurrection Gate – Moscow

The Resurrection Gate is one of the most important architectural structures in Moscow.

It allows access to the famous Red Square and is flanked by the Iberian Chapel and the State History Museum.

The gate was built in 1535 but underwent a fundamental reconstruction in 1680; on this occasion the two towers at the top were also built.

On the first is the two-headed eagle, the symbol of the Byzantines; in the second, however, the resurrection of Jesus is depicted.

In 1931 the Resurrection Gate was again destroyed, this time by order of Stalin; in fact, he considered it too narrow to allow the passage of military troops.

What can be admired today is a reconstruction of 1995.

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