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Church of Spasa-na-Iliene

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Address: Torgovaya Storona, Veliky Novgorod, Russia
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This church is most notable for the frescoes inside which were painted by...

This church is most notable for the frescoes inside which were painted by Feofan Grek, one of Russia's most celebrated icon artists.

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Nice orthodox church with masterpieces of painting art inside !

On the Trade side, that is, on the right bank of river Volkhov, is located this pearl of early medieval russian orthodox architecture. This church is called Spasa - na - Iliene... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oleg Y
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Belgrade, Serbia

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 490 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the Trade side, that is, on the right bank of river Volkhov, is located this pearl of early medieval russian orthodox architecture. This church is called Spasa - na - Iliene or St.Saviour Church in Ilien street. It dates back to the 13th century and was wall-painted by one of the most outstanding artists of his time - Thepphannes... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very nice,bright, and authentic Orthodox Church! On the Trade side many interesting temples,I was still a child and I remember what a spiritual impression of this temple! He's special,his being restored,admission is free!

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 479 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

This church is located at the end of a pleasant walk, along an avenue lined with apple trees. It is set in a kind of quite wild roundabout, where it looks like the city to end. Place so evocative and lonely, that for those who know a little about the history of Novgorod minds to meditate on the decline and... More 

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Jurmala, Latvia
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

Of course there are plenty of photos from interior of this church, but if You have an opportunity to see all this in original, not miss it. Difference is like between real ocean and photo of it. Theophan the Greek was genius and this is one of few places in world where these masterpieces of 13 century is possible to... More 

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Reviewed 9 February 2013

When you get to Novgorod and start exploring it, you have a feeling that it's like a torn necklace - you find 'pearls' everywhere. even in some unexpected places. It's the case with the town ancient chirches - you can come across one even in the backyard of an apartment block. But Spasa-na-Iliene (St.Saviour Chirch in Ilien street) is situated... More 

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