Church of St. Nicholas, Moscow

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Church of Saint Nicholas in Khamovniki is a late 17th-century parish church of a former weavers sloboda in Khamovniki District of Moscow. The church is a federal listed memorial building. It marks the corner of present-day Komsomolsky Prospect and Leo Tolstoy Street, two blocks beyond the Garden Ring. The church yard occupies a whole block between Leo Tolstoy and Timur Frunze streets and includes a row of small old houses.HistoryFirst records of a presumably wooden church on this site are dated 1625. The main five-domed church was built in 1679-1682; bell tower and refectory were completed around 1694. Present day church sources claim that the bell tower in Khamovniki is one of the highest tent-style bell towers in Moscow region. In 1757 the builders added a side annex dedicated to Saint Dmitry of Rostov.The church is an example of late Muscovite Baroque that preceded short-lived Naryshkin Baroque of the 1690s. It belongs to a numerous class of bonfire temples (огненные храмы) – church buildings without three internal load-bearing columns, crowned with layers of small circular kokoshnik-type gables. Each gable is a symbol of a heavenly fire (biblical thrones – angels or seraphs); a tightly packed group of gables is an architectural metaphor for the Throne of God. Small decorative columns "supporting" the lower level gables are an indicator of a Western influence in a typically vernacular building.
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  • Very beautiful temple 17 century in the style of uzoroche, if you pay attention, you'll see over crosses the Crown, it is a sign that the temple built for their money Sagittarians. But the temple is very done, Masons carved jewelry work. Before the revolution, the Church was dark brown.
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  • Very nice view from the outside. Warning be in pants to enter! In a district bustling with other churches nearby.
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  • The temple was built in 1670-72 Bohdana archers Pyzhova year. The temple was destroyed in the 1812 year and rebuilt in the year 1848. In 1934 the year closed. In 1990 year returned to the RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, and in 1991 began service! Go inside and you'll see two iconostasis! In the left side of the wall and the ceiling are painted, but not in the right-painting of the nineteenth century! At the moment work overlap the roof of the temple. Taking pictures is prohibited inside the temple.
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