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 »
  • The only place where preserved frescoes of Theophanes the Greek. Just 60r. You can go to church and consider ancient creations.
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  • It's nice when there is an opportunity to learn the history of their country not only textbook. The temple is very harmonious, beautiful ancient frescoes fascinate soulful glances from the depth of centuries! Be sure to take your audioguide tour starts on the street, cognitive and zapominajushhe.
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