Church of Spasa-na-Iliene, Veliky Novgorod

(4.9/5 based on 60 reviews on the web)
Small, white, and charming, Church of Spasa-na-Iliene bears delicate details on the exterior, and inside shelters masterpieces of the 13th-century painter Theophanes the Greek. During World War II the church reportedly served as a Nazi workstation for machine guns, and thus the colorful frescoes have been restored and in some places reproduced. Climb the wooden staircase to the mezzanine to take in the beauty of the frescoes, and then continue upwards to a landing under the dome. The church lies at the end of a long, picturesque boulevard lined with apple trees. Use our Veliky Novgorod tour planner to arrange your visit to Church of Spasa-na-Iliene and other attractions in Veliky Novgorod.
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  • Church of 14 century, painted by Theophanes and his students (approximately 15% of the frescoes have been preserved). You can climb to the choir, it is best to consider 6-TI krylyh cherubs in the Dome))-100 p
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  • Stunning beauty temple 14 century. Unfortunately do not get inside and failed to evaluate preserved frescoes of Theophanes the Greek. But the outside is very pleasant ancient temple!
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  • Tour with audio guide was very informative and long remembered. Especially the frescoes inside the Cathedral
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  • I would say the most stunning frescoes which I saw the painting, Theophanes the Greek Byzantine painter and follower of whom was Andrei Rublev. Visit this place to feel the spirit of the time, all the more so because it is close to all major routes in the Church can be photographed.
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  • Stunning frescoes. The Church may be closed in the rain or just wet.
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  • One of the stunning churches of Novgorod
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