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Church of Elijah the Prophet, Yaroslavl

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Admire the well preserved floor-to-ceiling frescoes depicting stories from the Bible at Church of Elijah the Prophet. Dating back to the mid-17th century, this church is known for its five pale-green onion domes. It also has the distinction of passing unscathed through the Communist revolution and years of Soviet rule, when most other churches were defaced or ruined. The church and its icons were preserved thanks to their conversion into an anti-religion museum during these periods. The church is closed during the colder months to preserve the original artwork, so be sure to check opening hours prior to your visit. Note that you must purchase a photo permit at the entrance of the church if you wish to photograph the frescoes and the interior. See Church of Elijah the Prophet and all Yaroslavl has to offer by arranging your trip with our Yaroslavl tour planner.
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  • Located in the heart of Soviet square. Has two arched belfry and green "carved" domes. Unfortunately, you cannot login because the inside is not valid and belongs to the museum-reserve.
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  • The beautiful church in such a truly Russian style. Gently-the slightest, architecturally perfect in my opinion. Very nice looking from different sides. Located in the historic city centre.
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  • Very beautiful church. convenient geographical location, can be combined with a visit to other attractions of Yaroslavl. Not always open, before visiting the need to clarify this point.
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