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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  • Strikes that even in this ancient time our ancestors were able to erect such a lovely Temple-nothing more.
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  • Small, but very cosy, ancient Church, which are available for inspection by the frescoes of Theophanes the Greek-acclaimed medieval Wizard. Slowly, but progress in rebuilding the Interior of this historic relics still occurs. The Church is located on the historic Christ, which, probably, not much less than the Novgorod. Not far from the Yaroslav's Court. It is convenient to combine with a visit to the latter, as well as of the synodal Cathedral.
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  • 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 »
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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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