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The Church of Ilya the Prophet, Yaroslavl

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Admire the well preserved floor-to-ceiling frescoes depicting stories from the Bible at The Church of Ilya 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 The Church of Ilya the Prophet and all Yaroslavl has to offer by arranging your trip with our Yaroslavl tour planner.
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  • Church of Elijah the Prophet in jaroslavl ' is one of those sights to be seen in the first place. Such churches a bit. It belongs to the 17 century and perfectly preserved. ITS composition is laconic and easy-nothing more. One time it tried to paint bright colors (under lubochnuju toy) ... turned out to be kitsch. Well that changed his mind and brought back the old pure white, pure and gentle. Now serving Church and open to the public.
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  • You can see this building almost from the Kremlin walls. When you walk down the street, you see all of this structure is not completely, but as you leave the area, overlooks the whole Cathedral. He is great and beautiful! Take a walk, just seven minutes from the Kremlin.
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  • Beautiful white church on a big square. In my opinion its not really necessary but if you have time you can come by