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Chapel of Nicholas the Wonderworker description and photos - Crimea: Yalta. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Chapel of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker is located in the historical center of the Crimean resort town of Yalta, next to the seaport, on F. Roosevelt Street (former Boulevard) and is the main decoration of the embankment.
A small chapel, consecrated in the name of St. Nicholas, was founded in 1896 in memory of the marriage of the future Emperor Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna. The place where the chapel was built was not chosen by chance. It was here that Emperor Nicholas I announced his decree on assigning the status of a city to the village of Yalta. The chapel was designed by the famous Yalta architect of that time P. Krasnov in the Russian style. The solemn consecration of the chapel took place in December 1896 in the presence of Archbishop Martinian.
Memorial plaques were mounted on the outer walls of the Yalta chapel, with the inscription: "On September 17, 1837, His Imperial Majesty Nicholas I, having examined the view from this place, ordered to rename the village of Yalta into the city of Yalta."
Several steps led to the carved arched entrance to the chapel. Inside the chapel there was a large magnificent icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker - the patron saint of fishermen, sailors and travelers, created by S.A. Korovin.
In 1932, during the difficult years of atheism, the chapel of St. Nicholas was completely destroyed. Its restoration began only in May 2001 on the same place where the old chapel stood, the author of the project was the architect A.V. Petrova. The restored chapel of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker has become a holy place of prayer for all people,
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