Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

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.

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

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.

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

This is one of the churches.

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century 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.

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

Awesome old columns.

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

The church is called “Kazan Temple”

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

Belfry tower, from outside.

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

It was really tall for the sixteenth century!

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

Just look at those buildings.

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

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.

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

Russian Village with Awesome Abandoned 16th Century Churches

Here is the village Kurba and the city of Yaroslavl. If you do ever travel around here, you might want to pay a visit too!

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