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The Church of Ascension

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The Church of Ascension

198 Reviews
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saronic wrote a review Jun. 2020
Zurich, Switzerland17,847 contributions1,639 helpful votes
When going to visit the Church on Blood one will also see the nearby Church of the Ascension of the Lord with its light blue and white exterior. It stands on Yekaterinburg's highest hill (290m asl), where in the first half of the 18th century the city's founder, Vasily Tatishchev, had his house built. After it had fallen into disrepair the Voznesenskaya Tserkov (Ascension Church) was constructed, today considered to be the oldest church of Yekaterinburg. Work on the church began in 1792, but lasted several years. It was built in the then popular late baroque style, but since then several alterations have taken place, trying to give it a more Russo-Byzantine appearance, wich can be seen for example in the gilded onion shaped tops above the bell tower, the central dome and the apse. The church has now given its name to the hill and the square, where it stands: Ascension Hill and Ascension Square. It is a popular church for Russian believers. Women can help themselves to scarves by the entrance, which are compulsory to wear inside. Services are held here again since 1991. In Soviet times the building had been turned into a school, later a Museum of Local History.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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geelongexpat wrote a review Feb. 2020
Chatan-cho, Japan1,030 contributions359 helpful votes
It’s a beautiful church just behind church on the blood. Definitely worth stopping for a photo on a nice day
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Date of experience: February 2020
olegl28 wrote a review Dec. 2019
127 contributions8 helpful votes
This is church where was last prayed last Russian king Nicolas 2 and his family in 1918 before was killed in Ipatiev house. Now this church again open for prayers. But in Soviet time here was nice historical museum.
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Date of experience: June 2019
jo-s wrote a review Sep. 2019
Houthalen, Belgium638 contributions119 helpful votes
The oldest church in Yekaterinburg. Made almost completely out of wood. The inside has some beautiful icons. They provide headgear for the ladies and cloths for the legs for men and women.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Randall K wrote a review Apr. 2019
Canberra, Australia1,153 contributions410 helpful votes
Quite a pretty church with the pale blue and white and gold domes. It dominates the skyline and is situated at quite a high point in the city. Also worthwhile to go inside and view the interior. We visited in winter and there was plenty of snow around, which added to the beauty of this place. Well worth finding and appreciating.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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