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Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral, Kozelets

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral is located in Kozelets. Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Chernihiv Oblast Edition.
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  • Must go, but better not Sunday and not church holidays-too large crowds and it is impossible to park. And the show should definitely!
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  • On the way to Chernigov worth check in Kozelets and see at least this Cathedral. He makes grandiose impression outside, as one of the best preserved examples of Ukrainian Baroque. Tremendous carved iconostasis in spite of the more than 200-year history has preserved the brightness of colors, elegance, lightness carving designs. More beautiful iconostasis in Ukraine I have not seen. In addition to the purely visual merits highly interesting its history, family history of Razumovsky, glorified their small home and never zabyvavših. A good example to follow.
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  • Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin is situated near Kiev in Kozelets. Since the city is located near the road Kyiv-Chernihiv, you can easily visit the road in that direction. About this place, as well as about other attractions, unfortunately knows very few tourists-but in vain. The Cathedral has a very interesting architecture, with some elements, it is not typical for Orthodox churches. After the external examination you get inside and you immediately selects breath. Incredible beauty carved iconostasis Rastrelli Italian master simply amazes with the beauty, and the other elements of the Temple also faces separate attention. The temple's history is closely connected with rod Razumovsky, but about this and not only will you be able to find lots of information on the Internet. Amazing place, clearly recommended to visit
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  • Kozelets The town's main cathedral and architectural attraction is the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin. The cathedral was built in the mid-18th century in the late Ukrainian Baroque style by architects Ivan Hryhorovych-Barskyi and Andrei Kvasov, according to a project by imperial architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. Funds for the construction of the cathedral were provided by Alexey and Kyrylo Rozumovsky (the latter was appointed Hetman in 1750). The Cathedral consists of two tiers. The first one is the Church of Adrian and Natalia – Rozumovsky tomb. The second is the Cathedral. The interior design is represented by carving and gilding. The decoration of the cathedral includes a five-finger iconostasis, carved out of wood by the Italian masters from drawings of the architect Rastrelli. There is an interesting story about how the iconostasis appeared in Kozelets. He was made for the St. Petersburg Smolny Convent. But Rozumovsky brothers, being in Elizabeth’s good graces, have transported the 27 meter high iconostasis to Kozelets. However, the attempt to install it in the cathedral in one piece was not successful. It was decided to send the parts to the church in the native village of Rozumovsky. The iconostasis consisted of 80 icons, 50 of them have remained until now. And divine force invites you to enter the cathedral, to pray, to light a candle and to think about the life.
  • Very beautiful 18-century Church is worth a visit and see
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  • Interesting place worth a visit.
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  • Historic and one of the most beautiful buildings in the village
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  • A very beautiful Cathedral!
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