Church of Elijah the Prophet, Yaroslavl

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. Church of Elijah the Prophet is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Yaroslavl Edition.
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  • Located on the big Sovetskaya Square, and surrounded by several historical buildings, this Church displays its beaty. Inside all walls are completely covered with Icons, frescoes, and paintings. It re...  more »
  • Very beautiful temple, striking painting, at sunset Temple turns pinkish color, but I already to restoration soon ended.
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  • August 2017. Terms of construction and restoration. The temple is closed, the scaffolding. Now there's nothing to do.
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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
  • Beautiful authentic Temple, almost without novodela. Open to tcristov, as usually only a small part of it
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