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The Church of Ilya the Prophet

Sovetskaya Sq., 7, Yaroslavl 150000, Russia
+7 485 230-38-69
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Amazing icons and frescoes even when you think you have had enough on the trip.

Our trip was full of frescoes and icons and we might well have reached satiety but these were... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

Beautiful church. Amazing paintings of icons. Not heated in main part so icons well preserved. In... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Marianne H
Sydney, Australia
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Sovetskaya Sq., 7, Yaroslavl 150000, Russia
+7 485 230-38-69
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Our trip was full of frescoes and icons and we might well have reached satiety but these were something else in their relative simplicity and depth of expression. Many in the main portico are undergoing sensitive restoration. The building is somewhat oddly proportioned but impressive...More

Thank sheilallan
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church. Amazing paintings of icons. Not heated in main part so icons well preserved. In heated part sadly icons not protected against people brushing against them and will be lost soon.

Thank Marianne H
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Located on the big Sovetskaya Square, and surrounded by several historical buildings, this Church displays its beaty. Inside all walls are completely covered with Icons, frescoes, and paintings. It requires a guide to understand the impressive meaning of this all.

Thank Joop V
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Go inside to be transfixed by the beautiful frescoes. It's well worth having a guide to bring meaning to them all.

Thank ImpulsivePerth
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Though on a smaller scale than the Sistine Chapel, The Church Of Elijah the Prophet is covered in frescoes from floor to ceiling. Virtually everything else is gilded in gold, and best of all, the crowds are nowhere to be seen.

Thank Aneea
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The Church of Elijah is located in Yaroslav's Soveskaya square in the old town. This 17th century church is easily recognized by its interesting exterior - 5 green domes trimmed with a gold band and topped with gold crosses, a gracefully tapered bell tower, and...More

2  Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The church locates at the far end of the river embankment and by the edge of city center. It is not a working church but a museum of beautiful icons and frescos are very impressive. A very good chance to take photos inside the church...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a very beautiful church both on the outside with its green onion domes and the inside is very elaborate. Inside there are icons and frescoes and make for some good picture taking opportunities.

Thank 605harry
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

... the decorations, paintings, icons, halls are spectacular, so far, I seldom experienced such a combination, which made the soul warm, forget the outside and if you have a chance to listen to a choir, which I had, this is a place, I won't never...More

Thank Travexperience
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a very pretty church set up in the typical style with an extensive icon wall and elaborate frescoes covering all available space. Unlike, many other churches it appears to just be a museum and no longer a working church. You buy a ticket...More

Thank ChaBrk
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