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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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Jaw Dropping Mosaics

Though on a smaller scale than the Sistine Chapel, The Church Of Elijah the Prophet is covered in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Elegant exterior and magnificently decorated inside

The Church of Elijah is located in Yaroslav's Soveskaya square in the old town. This 17th century... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Sovetskaya Sq., 7, Yaroslavl 150000, Russia
+7 485 230-38-69
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days ago

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

Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 7 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
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful paintings inside, not a working church but a museum. Worth seeing. Former center of the city.

Thank mike-shevchenko
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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...More

Thank Sandra and Alan S
Reviewed 10 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
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...More

1  Thank WasanthaSamarasekera
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