Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Bogolyubovo

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Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin features one of the most elegant exteriors in Russian sacral architecture. A symbol of medieval Russia, this World Heritage site was built on a man-made hill in approximatley 1165. Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky commissioned the church to celebrate the victory over the Bulgarians and to commemorate his son's death in the battle. Walk the stone-paved road through the meadow to approach the church. Admire the 12th-century stone carvings on the exterior walls. If you visit in the spring, the church will appear as if hovering on water because the area floods. With our world travel planner, Bogolyubovo attractions like Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Church on the NERL was struck by their appearance. The location is very secluded and beautiful, both summer and winter. Classics ancient church building.
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  • The temple is located at a distance of 1.3 kilometres from the train station, where you have to leave the car. Paved road is Fieldstone, leads through a water meadow, which in itself is a reserve. During the journey the road shrine getting closer, approaching, making us think about our great Russian history. Already at the Church we were fortunate to catch his reflection in the water, because the winter this space closed ice, and at other times of the year on water goes ripple due to the constant wind. From afar it seems that the temple is great but going inside you realize that very little place in it. A large part of the internal space of the altar which occupies recreated behind the iconostasis times built the temple. Because of this the same inside the temple seems very high. Frescoes, of course, has not survived. Beating the temple to the right of the entrance, notice the wooden door at the level of the 2nd floor, made in the wall. Previously, there was a staircase leading to the choir, where the Prince with the family could safely arrive and leave. In summer there are especially fine, including the fact that the reserved herb meadows wither away in turn, creating a natural waves on Earth.
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  • When it came, was hot, clear skies, +28 degrees, and the Sun. For a while, while they were in the Church, it started to rain, I never saw a real wall. And when the rain ended, directly above the dome of the Church of clouds formed something akin to the raskruchivajushhujusja crater, as painted in the paintings: when the Angel or Jesus in the sky and soar around them such a range of razdvinutyh clouds. We saw this with a young man and had been in a huge shock. The whole place is insanely strong. Words cannot convey
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