St. John the Baptist Church

Yaroslavl, Russia

St. John the Baptist Church is considered to be the acme of the Yaroslavl school of architecture. It was built in 1671-1687 on the bank of Kotorosl river. Its walls and dome drums are covered with richly glazed tiles; the temple's fifteen onion domes are assembled in three groups. The 7-storey, 45-metre high bell-tower was built later than the church itself in mid-1690s. The entire interior is covered with frescoes depicting Christian saints, St. John the Baptist hagiography and biblical topics. They were painted by Dmitry Plekhanov and Fyodor Ignatyev in 1694-1695.



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Founded: 1671-1687
Category: Religious sites in Russia

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Nelli Ryskunova (3 years ago)
Temple in Yaroslavl. We saw him in a painting by Vereshchagin, at an exhibition several years ago. We never got inside, we came more than once. The temple is closed from October to May and in rainy weather. The temple is very beautiful 17th century. The complex also has a "falling" bell tower and a small chapel. This time we arrived, and there work is underway to repair the access road to the temple. No matter how closed for restoration, I would like to see the temple without "chocolate and marmalade", as Vereshchagin wrote.
Юлия Потапова (3 years ago)
This church, which is depicted on the 1000 bill, is really very old, but very beautiful. Yaroslavl is generally a beautiful city, it has a lot of ancient architecture. You must visit it. There are many holy places, churches, bell towers in the city. If you arrive early in the morning, you can hear the divine chimes. Sensations are not transmitted, I always get goosebumps. A magnificent embankment, where you can only be with yourself and with your thoughts ... And there are also many "pubs" and restaurants in the city, where you will be pleasantly surprised by the menu and prices. If you are passing by, be sure to find ? to pay to this city. You will not regret ???
Константин Преображенский (4 years ago)
One of the greatest impressions from Yaroslavl.
Shaghayegh Najafi Koupaiee (5 years ago)
It is worth taking public transport or a shared taxi to visit this place but I don't recommend paying to see the interior, unless you want to skip other entrances of old churches in Russia!
Moses Mason (5 years ago)
Just awesome place to visit.
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