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The Church of Ilya the Prophet

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Address: Sovetskaya Sq., 7, Yaroslavl 150000, Russia
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Yaroslaval the City of Churches and Industries

It says that there had been 77 Churches in Yaroslavl. Rivers Volga and Neva meets here and the city is known as the oldest Russian town founded in 1010. Became a big international... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful church situated on the edge of a major square, instantly recognisable being white-washed with dark green domes. The interior is stunning, with many icons (like many other Churches in Russia). Worth a visit if in town, most likely from a river cruise.

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Beautiful white church on a big square. In my opinion its not really necessary but if you have time you can come by

1 Thank Trang L
Glen Waverley, Australia
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

It says that there had been 77 Churches in Yaroslavl. Rivers Volga and Neva meets here and the city is known as the oldest Russian town founded in 1010. Became a big international trade town involving English, Dutch, German, French and Spanish nationalities, due to the meeting of two rivers which led to the Asia and Europe. The town is... More 

1 Thank WasanthaSamarasekera
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful church with wonderful frescos and icons which completely cover the inside of the church. Small compared to other churches in Russia.

1 Thank Brian1313
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is a 17th century church. Tile work dates back to 1647. The fresco of the Last Judgment is quite elaborate. Another don't miss is the fresco of The Harvest Time. It depicts all the aspect of harvest in a very detailed way We were lucky to hear an a Capella group sing here as well

1 Thank DERtravels
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

As usual for churches of this place it is extremely beautiful from the outside and has some grand frescos iside

1 Thank DrMrinmay
Forest, Virginia
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Quite exquisite with many detailed frescoes and icons. Russia is a land of churches. Some are old, many are rebuilt from the old records. Many are now used as museums. They are noted for their colorful domes.

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Reviewed 15 June 2016

One of the most beautiful churches in Russia with every inch of its interior covered in frescoes. Yaroslavl is one of my favorite towns in the Golden Ring but if there nothing to see apart from this church it would still be worth the trip from Moscow (four hours by train).

1 Thank elawrenz
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Very close from Ibis hotel where we were staying, cheap ticket (100 roubles) and amazing iconostasis - unmissable!

2 Thank Clemence P
Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 30 May 2015

When visiting Russia one spends lots of time visiting churches as this one builtbin the 17th century. Its very important as it exhibits many Frescos. They are well preserved and beautiful

1 Thank xochitl

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