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This remarkable monument of Novgorod architecture was built by a nobleman Simeon Andreevich. The building served as a model and inspiration for the next generations of architects.
The frescoes that date back to the end of the 14th century have been partially uncovered from under a layer of paint on almost all the walls, pillars, arches and vaults of the church. These paintings are of a great artistic value. The paintings were made by the contemporaries of Theophanes the Greek, a great Byzantine painter who worked in Novgorod for a long time. The paintings in this church bear a narrative, delicate and musical character. The walls of the church have preserved lots of 14th – 15th century graffiti (inscriptions scratched on the plaster). Below, in the thick of the western wall and under the stairs, there are hidden chambers where the treasures of the person ordering the church erection might have kept.
Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Closed on Thursday, Friday, the last Wednesday of every month.
Location: Fyodorovsky Ruchey St.