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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Валерий Грибенко (21 months ago)
Благодаря экскурсоводу вошли в помещения храма. Я не знаю ,что со мной произошло, но у меня навернулись слезы и перехватить горло. Печальна судьба его на данный момент, растраивает отношение властей к охране данного памятника нашей с вами истории.
Владимир Кудрявцев (21 months ago)
Красивая церковь. Уникальная архитектура. Изразцы. Надо стоять рядом с ней, что бы по настоящемы ощутить ее величие. Конечно церковь нуждается в реставрации. По крайней мере снаружи. Внутри побывать не удалось. Нижние изразцы страдают от идиотов и вандалов которым хватает тупости портить эти уникальные артефакты. Необходимо установить видеонаблюдение и организовать охрану, что бы церковь не подвергалась разрушению.
F K (2 years ago)
Это Национальное Достояние России! Красота этого творения русских людей завораживает как снаружи, так изнутри. Чтобы верующие забыли сюда дорогу советская власть вокруг Храма построила лакокрасочный завод. Надеюсь, нынешние поколения смогут сберечь и восстановить былое величие этого места. Странно, что администрация города и руководители епархии ничего не сделали для облагораживания подъезда к этому чудесному Храму.
Vladimir Vladimir (2 years ago)
Единица не храму который просто уникален а местной власти которая не может привести в порядок подьездную дорогу иы подходы к нему. Сотни туристов в тч иностранцы ежедневно высаживаются в грязь и вынуждены прыгать через лужи и выбоины чтобы дойти до храма. И ведь дорога то всего 50-70 метров!! Позор городской администрации. Да и самим ярославцам не способным привести это место в порядок! И ведь надо то пару машин асфальта и с десяток рабочих или добровольцев. Стыдно!!
Anjar Priandoyo (5 years ago)
St. John the Baptist Church or Церковь Иоанна Предтечи is a must visit place in Yaroslavl Russia. The church is featured on the 1000-ruble banknote. Very beautiful, next to Volga River
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