St. Borys and Glib Cathedral, Chernihiv

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  • I advise everyone to visit these old temples of Chernigov. Temples of 11-14 centuries is very impressive and the Museum of ancient icons in the Borisoglebskom Cathedral is good.
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  • "Borisoglebsky" Cathedral was built in Chernigov in the middle of 12 century in the territory of the Kremlin between shaft and Spassky Cathedral on the ruins of the foundations stone 11 century. Boris and Gleb Cathedral was built as a temple-Tomb, as evidenced by deep niches — arkasolii (space for burials), located in the North and South walls. Burial may have been and in galleries — additions that were not preserved (now the bases withdrawn on the surface) and underneath the side aisles of the Cathedral. Construction of the Cathedral of Chernihiv was founded by Prince Gleb of David Svyatoslavich. Presumably construction was finished in the year 1123, and probably was connected with the death of a son. The Cathedral is dedicated to the heavenly patrons of Kyiv-Rus Princes-Boris and Gleb. After the decline of Kievan Rus lands fell to the destiny of the Polish-Lithuanian State. During its existence the Boris and Gleb Cathedral was destroyed many times, and in consequence repeatedly rebuilt and restored. Each time its architecture acquired new traits. The Cathedral was greatly damaged in 1611 during the fire in 1627-1628 years of Polish nobility during the intervention turned the Cathedral into a Dominican Church, and in 1659, he again became an orthodox temple. In 1672 year Boris and Gleb Cathedral was rebuilt in the Baroque style, to its western façade was built octagonal Rotunda in the belfry-porch (it was dismantled during the restoration).
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  • The temple as if left partly under ground-to descend the stairs. It is perfectly preserved, although a bit older than Sophia.
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  • Very authentic!
  • Ancient church founded in the 12nd century, many times rebuilt, the last reconstruction in the 1950s. The Church has no effect and is a museum. Within a friendly and helpful guides, also in sold magnets. Inside exhibited silver Royal doors made in Augsburg on the order of Ivan Mazepa.
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  • Very ancient Cathedral, unique architecture. Sobór Borísa and Glì́ba () or Borisoglì́bskij sobór is a renowned architectural monument of the city of Chernigov domongolskoï day. Planning-triapsidnij, trinefnij, šestistovpnij, dome built the temple. Dimensions: 15.5 x 23.40 in 1115 a.d. Chernigov Prince David Svyatoslavich participated in the transfer of the relics of Saints Boris and Gleb in Temple, built by his father in the town of Vyshgorod. The relics were transferred from the old wooden church in the newly built stone. In 1120 a.d. David loses his son Rostislav and in memory of him starts construction of the Cathedral in honor of the first Russian Saints Boris and Gleb in Chernihiv. Also, the Prince ordered to erect shrines to themselves, where in 1123, was buried. During the second world war in August 1941 the Cathedral was hit by aerial bomb transporting. Initial arch and apse of the Church have not been preserved. Capital renovation of the Cathedral in order to return him to form domongolskoï of the day is 1952-58. designed by m. Holostenka.
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  • At the moment this Museum, the časitina complex of Chernihiv. Visiting the Cathedral, can be seen as a stylized city looked and how it changed over the centuries. Nobody will leave indifferent tombs Chernihiv princes, mazepin iconostasis, the discovery of Antiquities, etc. objects exposed in the Museum.
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  • Be sure to climb to the second floor.
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