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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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  • ... the decorations, paintings, icons, halls are spectacular, so far, I seldom experienced such a combination, which made the soul warm, forget the outside and if you have a chance to listen to a choi...  more »
  • This is a very pretty church set up in the typical style with an extensive icon wall and elaborate frescoes covering all available space. Unlike, many other churches it appears to just be a museum and...  more »
  • Beautiful paintings inside, not a working church but a museum. Worth seeing. Former center of the city.  more »
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  • Outstanding piece of Russian architecture, very well preserved. The church is famous for its great wall paintings – frescoes.
  • Beautiful church. Inside there are very beautiful and ancient frescoes. It is necessary to buy a ticket that will allow photos inside. But the prices may seem expensive for the provided services
  • In a land of godless commies the amount of churches they have is astounding.
  • A very beautiful church, next to Volga River. A must visit place
  • Very beautiful temple. Both outside and inside. Festive, elegant. Very bright colors. Gorgeous carved iconostasis. The frescoes represent rare fragments of lives of the Saints. Be sure to grab a ticket for the photo.
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