1 Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

Posted on September 7, 2015 by tim


If you have visited this site for a while you probably won’t be surprised to see that Russia is full of such exclusively awesome ancient churches in now small almost deserted villages. Real masterpieces of architecture remain there decaying and not in demand at all, but thanks to the people who are really interested in remembering the legacy and who are fond of traveling to these places, we still can enjoy the photos. Like this photo set from a recent trip to Kurba village where there is a beautiful sixteenth century church complex.

The guys rode bikes from nearby Yaroslavl city to get here. Even at the entrance to the village you can catch a peek of the ancient church ahead.

This is one of the churches.

And this is a belfry or bell tower next to it, you could see it in the first photo, this is the view from inside. The staircase is ruined but you can still climb up.

Awesome old columns.

The church is called “Kazan Temple”

Belfry tower, from outside.

It was really tall for the sixteenth century!

Just look at those buildings.

And here are some interiors. They say true ancient masterpieces of art are painted on the walls. Wikipedia says that masters of iconic art of old Yaroslavl on the verge of the 18th and 19th centuries were renewing the artworks and making these paintings so we can see glimpses of them and enjoy them.

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One Response to “Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches”

  1. john says:

    Beautiful old church,i hope somebody repairs it to original specs.

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