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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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  • St .Elijah's Church is a masterpiece of ancient architecture and painting and one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. Church of Elijah the Prophet is a real Treasury of ancient Russian art. Within the precincts of the temple you can see works which are attributed to outstanding examples of wood carving.
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  • One of the main attractions of the city of Yaroslavl, built in the 17 century. Painted in the same century painters Brigade under the direction of famous painter Gury Nikitin. Open for visits only until October, because is not heated.
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  • Very beautiful place, visit the summer better. attend because in October within closed. We have been there before and there is very beautiful inside.
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