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Church of the Savior's Transfiguration on Ilin Street

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Just gorgeous - the Transfiguration Church with the Frescos by Teophanous

The Transfiguration Church with the Frescos by Teophanous the Greek are just gorgeous. The... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Petra P
Basel, Switzerland
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... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Oleg Y
Belgrade, Serbia
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This church is most notable for the frescoes inside which were painted by Feofan Grek, one of Russia's most celebrated icon artists.
Ilina st., 26, Veliky Novgorod 173000, Russia
+7 816 277-37-38
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

It's great from the outside, but is closed more often than not. In fact, all day M and T it is closed, so I never got to see the frescoes. Too bad.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Transfiguration Church with the Frescos by Teophanous the Greek are just gorgeous. The Transfiguration Church (Церковь Спаса Преображения на Ильине улице) is located above the Tvorg or market place. Amidst a meadow, there is this white building from 1374, tastefully, but unostentatiously decorated outside....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Petra P
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Oleg Y
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!

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Александр В
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The current building was built in 1374 and frescoed by Theophanes the Greek (Feofan Grek or Феофан Грек in Russian) in 1378. The Christ Pantocrator in the dome, a number of saints inside the south entrance, and The Old Testament Trinity remain. A church stood...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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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...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Brun066
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...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Uldis V
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...More

Date of experience: August 2012
2  Thank SvetlanaMosowRussia
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