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Bright and Beautiful

This church was filled with bright frescoes painted with lots of primary colors. It also had aqua... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

This little church is filled with icons and frescoes - breathtaking. It was such an experience that... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
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Sovetskaya Sq., 7, Yaroslavl 150000, Russia
+7 485 230-38-69
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Very close from Ibis hotel where we were staying, cheap ticket (100 roubles) and amazing iconostasis - unmissable!

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Reviewed 28 January 2016
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

YAROSLAVL MAIN SQUARE (Sovetskaya Ploshad) houses the church of Elijah the Prophet (R100 entrance) with amazing frescos. Don't miss the side chapel to the right of the main church. Also in the square is a large Soviet building, now an administrative centre, and a large...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

This church was filled with bright frescoes painted with lots of primary colors. It also had aqua green tilework on the lower walls. Some of the doorways had layered arches with columns built in. Beautiful icons and gilded carved altar pieces were abundant. Large candlesticks...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

This little church is filled with icons and frescoes - breathtaking. It was such an experience that i must be seen to believe!

Thank Violetvz
Reviewed 2 July 2018 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
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 lees599
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
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
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
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.

Thank ImpulsivePerth
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.

Thank Aneea
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