Kazan Cathedral

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Nikolskaya Ulitsa (Nikolskaya Street) goes towards the Red Square past the Kazan Cathedral, the Resurrection Gate and the GUM department store. The numerous corbel arches of the 17th century cathedral and 16th century gates are made in "Russian Uzoroche" (patternwork) style, full of intricate forms and elaborate decorations. In the first half of 1990s both buildings were reconstructed in accordance with historical blueprints.