Church of Spasa-na-Iliene, Veliky Novgorod

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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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  • On the Trade side, that is, on the right bank of river Volkhov, is located this pearl of early medieval russian orthodox architecture. This church is called Spasa - na - Iliene or St.Saviour Church in...  more »
  • Very nice,bright, and authentic Orthodox Church! On the Trade side many interesting temples,I was still a child and I remember what a spiritual impression of this temple! He's special,his being restor...  more »
  • This church is located at the end of a pleasant walk, along an avenue lined with apple trees. It is set in a kind of quite wild roundabout, where it looks like the city to end. Place so evocative and ...  more »

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