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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Юлия Потапова (4 months 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 (10 months ago)
One of the greatest impressions from Yaroslavl.
Shaghayegh Najafi Koupaiee (2 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 (2 years ago)
Just awesome place to visit.
Валерий Грибенко (2 years 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.
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