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The Church of Ilya the Prophet

Sovetskaya Sq., 7, Yaroslavl 150000, Russia
+7 485 230-38-69
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U can smell history

We pay 100Rub for entrance (50 for kid). Walls full of images. But very small church. There is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ali Kemal D
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Wall to floor frescoes

The church was built from 1647 - 1650 by the two Skripin brothers who were wealthy fur traders. The... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Lee S
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Sovetskaya Sq., 7, Yaroslavl 150000, Russia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We pay 100Rub for entrance (50 for kid). Walls full of images. But very small church. There is a gift shop inside

Thank Ali Kemal D
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

The church was built from 1647 - 1650 by the two Skripin brothers who were wealthy fur traders. The frescoes and icons painting are fantastic, from floor to ceiling if possible get a local guide to take you through as they have so much information...More

Thank Lee S
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Our trip was full of frescoes and icons and we might well have reached satiety but these were something else in their relative simplicity and depth of expression. Many in the main portico are undergoing sensitive restoration. The building is somewhat oddly proportioned but impressive...More

1  Thank sheilallan
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church. Amazing paintings of icons. Not heated in main part so icons well preserved. In heated part sadly icons not protected against people brushing against them and will be lost soon.

Thank Marianne H
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Located on the big Sovetskaya Square, and surrounded by several historical buildings, this Church displays its beaty. Inside all walls are completely covered with Icons, frescoes, and paintings. It requires a guide to understand the impressive meaning of this all.

Thank Joop V
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Go inside to be transfixed by the beautiful frescoes. It's well worth having a guide to bring meaning to them all.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Though on a smaller scale than the Sistine Chapel, The Church Of Elijah the Prophet is covered in frescoes from floor to ceiling. Virtually everything else is gilded in gold, and best of all, the crowds are nowhere to be seen.

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

The Church of Elijah is located in Yaroslav's Soveskaya square in the old town. This 17th century church is easily recognized by its interesting exterior - 5 green domes trimmed with a gold band and topped with gold crosses, a gracefully tapered bell tower, and...More

2  Thank retireeVancouver
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

The church locates at the far end of the river embankment and by the edge of city center. It is not a working church but a museum of beautiful icons and frescos are very impressive. A very good chance to take photos inside the church...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a very beautiful church both on the outside with its green onion domes and the inside is very elaborate. Inside there are icons and frescoes and make for some good picture taking opportunities.

Thank 605harry
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