Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church

Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church, Wuhan

Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church

Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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Frentz
Nairobi, Kenya125 contributions
Under renovation
Sep 2018 • Solo
Visible only from outside, the site appear to be under internal renovation. For this reason is not possible to enter and can be seen only from outside the fence.
Written September 20, 2018
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Laxiaozi08200912
Beijing, China1,277 contributions
COol! But Harbin has better oneS) Aug 2016
Aug 2016 • Solo
Just another remodel of a Russian Orthodox Church, I'm NOT really into that, however, for a Chinese city other than Russian border city like Harbin, it's interesting to visit! The architecture overall reminds me a lot of Kiev, Lviv, Kharkiv, and Poltava. Great place
Written April 13, 2017
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mshemyalnisar
Wuhan, China113 contributions
A small church
Aug 2015
It is a small church in Hankou which was built somewhere around 1870s by Russian missionaries. The structure is well preserved by there is nothing inside the church that would give away it being a church. From the outside it has a cross, which is the only thing that is it has in common with other churches in the world. In other words, there are no murals.

The church is no longer is service but there is a caretaker on the building who was a nice man and opened the church for us.
Written August 9, 2015
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Cheburek
Wuhan, China33 contributions
A bit of Russian history in Wuhan!
Jul 2015 • Family
Overview

This is the oldest still-existing Russian Orthodox Church outside of the Russian Federation, this church is rather small, by church standards, but is done in the typical Russian Orthodox Church style, and while the interior and the exterior are still under renovation that started a few years back - it's worth a look: it's a rather cool piece of history in Wuhan, especially given the fact that it was built in 1876.

Directions

Get off the Jianghan Rd Station of the Wuhan metro, and take exit D. As you emerge onto Jianghan pedestrian street, walk towards the river until you see a sign for Poyang street on your left. Get on and walk straight on Poyang street for about 10 minutes, and the church will be on your right. Don't confuse it with the Catholic church which is located much earlier up Poyang street.

History and the Current State

The last Russian Emperor Nicholas II walked the church grounds over a hundred years ago. The last services were held in the church in the early 1950s, and after that, due to the political situation in China the religious services ceased, and the building was used for all kinds of random purposes, until the Wuhan government decided to renovate it, and to also build Russian cultural center next to it. Overall, the church and grounds need work to be done, but everything's moving along smoothly by the looks of it; all should be full and ready in a year or so. Whether there will be religious services at the church is unknown.

It would be nice if they put some mosaics in there, and make it feel more like a proper orthodox church.
Written August 1, 2015
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