Alexander Nevskiy Chapel
Alexander Nevskiy Chapel
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Picturesque small chapel surrounded by floral displays in a square in central Yaroslavl
Jun 2017
Our city tour allowed us to have some free time in the square where the Nevsky Chapel is located. It seems to be around the corner from the Church of Elijah. The Nevsky Chapel stands out in this square looking like a decorated gingerbread cookie with its lavish white trim over top a reddish brown brick. Its just a small church with silvered tent roofs topped with gold onion shaped domes and the most delightful white carved plaster trim around the doors, window, and roof line. Its design reminded me of a tiered wedding cake with its broad base for the church body and the hexagonal cupola placed ontop. The entrance porch to the church has a silvered looking helmet roof. On the sides of the church 8 small niches held small white vases. The small windows appeared to have stained glass in them. There was no belfry. We were satisfied just with the opportunity to take pictures of this picturesque chapel which blended in well with the other historical buildings in Yaroslavl. There was no information given for this church being in the square and it looked more like a monument than a church that people would attend. The city park personnel were busy planting out whimsical shaped floral beds around his chapel on my visit. The multicolored peacock, its appearance completely shaped with flowers was such a surprise beside the church. Other floral displays included matryoshka dolls and a large flower petal. It was interesting to see these shapes take form as the colorful annuals were inserted into the dolls' frames. The surrounding shops and fresh fruit/vegetable market were also good photo stops and for souvenir buying.

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Ewalina
Portland, OR431 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
This small chapel was built in 1892 in typical Russian style featuring intricate brickwork and a tent-roofed belfry. Built to commemorate the fact that Tsar Alexander III and his family survived a major train accident in 1888 near the town of Borki (Ukraine) when 23 people died and 33 were injured. It is said that Alexander used his shoulder to hold the collapsed roof of the car allowing the members of his family to flee uninjured. The survival of the family was considered to be due to divine intervention (i.e. a miracle). The chapel was named after 13th century warrior-politician-turned-saint, Alexander Nevsky, who defeated invaders from Germany. The chapel was not open when we were there so we didn't see the interior.

The area surrounding the church has many themed flower beds and some modern water fountains, which weren't operating when we visited.
Written July 16, 2014
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Vadim Pavlov Driver & Guide Moscow
Moscow, Russia24 contributions
Jun 2016 • Business
The remaining church from ancient times among modern and 19 centuries, also nice, buildings. Very close to the walking street.
Written June 30, 2016
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Joop V
Ede, The Netherlands2,124 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Located at the Andropova Ave., next to a large nice fountain and close to the shopping arrea, this typical Orthodoxed designed Chapel is a real eye catcher. Prince Alexander lived in the 13th censury and was known as a great warrior.
Written August 19, 2017
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Dona_Natasha
Suwon, South Korea934 contributions
This chapel was built to thank God. Chasovnya Alexandra Nevskova chapel. A train which royal family was on board had an accident in 1888, but every one could be safe. It's the history of this beautiful chapel.
Written June 24, 2014
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,655 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Our city tour allowed us to have some free time in the square where the Nevsky Chapel is located. It seems to be around the corner from the Church of Elijah. The Nevsky Chapel stands out in this square looking like a decorated gingerbread cookie with its lavish white trim over top a reddish brown brick. Its just a small church with silvered tent roofs topped with gold onion shaped domes and the most delightful white carved plaster trim around the doors, window, and roof line. Its design reminded me of a tiered wedding cake with its broad base for the church body and the hexagonal cupola placed ontop. The entrance porch to the church has a silvered looking helmet roof. On the sides of the church 8 small niches held small white vases. The small windows appeared to have stained glass in them. There was no belfry. We were satisfied just with the opportunity to take pictures of this picturesque chapel which blended in well with the other historical buildings in Yaroslavl. There was no information given for this church being in the square and it looked more like a monument than a church that people would attend.

The city park personnel were busy planting out whimsical shaped floral beds around his chapel on my visit. The multicolored peacock, its appearance completely shaped with flowers was such a surprise beside the church. Other floral displays included matryoshka dolls and a large flower petal. It was interesting to see these shapes take form as the colorful annuals were inserted into the dolls' frames. The surrounding shops and fresh fruit/vegetable market were also good photo stops and for souvenir buying.
Written July 18, 2017
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
During our stroll in the city center, we found that there was a park with beautiful flower competition displays, fountains and the nice Alexander Nevsky Chapel there. The traditional Russian-styled structure on tented roof with brickwork construction. A pleasant environment for relaxing around. Recommended.
Written July 12, 2017
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Sandra and Alan S
Edinburgh, UK6,714 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Situated in the main square in Yaroslavl, just around from the main marketplace, this church sits as a historical building in a more modern setting.

No tours were offered when we were in town, but we were able to enjoy the setting, with flower beds and fountains nearby.
Written April 24, 2017
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