Transfiguration Cathedral

Transfiguration Cathedral, Yaroslavl

Transfiguration Cathedral
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AmandaOldRog
Bartlesville, OK402 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is an old cathedral within a Monastery. It's design is interesting and again the white exterior stands out against the surroundings. We visited it on a shore excursion of our Viking River Cruise.
Written 4 September 2018
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Joop V
Ede, The Netherlands2,124 contributions
May 2017
The Cathedral is closed most of the time, but the monastery is always open and, according to me, the main attraction. It was founded in the 12th. century and protected by a great white wall. There are many thing to admire and every hour one can listen to music from a carillon of 12 bells (representing the twelve apostels), played by just one men, controlling the twelve strings to the bells.
Written 19 August 2017
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Nola F
Perth, Australia294 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Spent some time wandering around this walled complex of the Transfiguration Monastery. The Transfiguration Cathedral is often closed to protect its frescoes from moisture. The other buildings in the complex are interesting.
There are gift shops to visit which have interesting souvenirs.
Written 2 August 2017
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,651 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
The Transfiguration Cathedral is located in the Spassky -PreobrazhenskyMonastery complex. It is the oldest building in Yaroslavl with a foundation that is 800 years old and the church 500 years old. This church was built in the early 1500s after a fire burnt to the ground a wood church in that location. This church, built with stone/brick, had recently been white washed so it looked pristine. On top of its roof were helmet shaped domes with golden roofs and crosses. The drums of these domes looked attractive with long narrow slit windows all around. Beside this white old church was a newer pastel yellow building, possibly a refectory or an extension of the old church. .It had a classical design with its white columned porch and double entry staircase. The design of the Transfiguration Church was reminiscent of the Church of Annunciation found within the walls of the Kremlin in Moscow. A belfry stood apart from the church. It was tall and attractive looking with various arched shaped openings to let out the sound of the bells. This tower could be climbed for a fee.

For us, this church was a photo stop; we did not enter the building due to time constraints. If your time is limited visit the Church of Elijah situated on the old town square. It;s frescoes should not be missed.
Written 18 July 2017
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Sandra and Alan S
Edinburgh, UK5,758 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Visiting on a sunny day, the golden domes were sparkling in the sunshine.

We were treated to an acapella choral performance in the undercroft, giving an insight into Russian folk music.
Written 24 April 2017
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Jean B
Montgomery, TX146 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
Transfiguration Cathedral and Monastery was built during the 12th-16th century. It served as the kremlin or protected area of the city so has thick walls around it. An eternal flame is at the entrance and has a magnificent view in the rear.
Written 29 October 2016
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SUSANCROUCH
Forest, VA467 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
A fortified monastery and Cathedral. It is the oldest building in Yaroslavl. It houses icons and frescoes.
Written 28 June 2016
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