Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, Nizhny Novgorod

Rising above the streets and the river, Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God serves as a structure of high national importance and a solid example of Stroganov Baroque architecture. This 18th-century monument, often described as the town's most striking creation, features a red and white ornamented facade and domes of multiple colored tiles. Inside you'll see gilded details and numerous icons, including representations of Saint Nicholas and the Virgin Mary. A dress code usually applies at the site, especially during service times; it's best to dress modestly with your knees and shoulders covered when entering. See Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God and all Nizhny Novgorod has to offer by arranging your trip with our Nizhny Novgorod online trip maker .
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  • Very beautiful church, typical Stroganov Baroque. Rich carving on the outside, just as rich on the inside. The church is so richly decorated that it looks like a gingerbread house. In sunlight, it simply shines with gold crosses in the color of domes, as if covered with precious stones. Although it should be noted that this is not a historical view of this church. Iconostasis, and the church itself, was preserved in such a good form because in Soviet times there was a museum.
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  • A very beautiful church that struck with its architecture. Striking stylistic eclecticism. There are porticos from classical architecture, and baroque elements of windows, and mini-columns. Very beautiful, gingerbread view. Inside is also beautiful, but, as I suspect, a new-found. And too much gold, that's a clear bust.
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  • Unfortunately, history has not preserved the names of Russian architects who created such a miracle. And who before Matvey Kazakov and Vasily Bazhenov (and this is the 18th century) do we even know? Except that Barma and Postnik Yakovlev, who built the Temple of Basil the Blessed in Moscow (1555-60). And this church is connected exclusively with the name of a major Russian industrialist Grigory Stroganov, who only financed the construction of churches, and who designed, built and decorated them we do not know. These masters, I think, knew Stroganov himself because all his temples are richly decorated and created in one architectural style, which even got the name of art historians as "Stroganov Baroque". In Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Smolensk and Nizhny Novgorod - wherever Grigory Dmitrievich had...
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