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Church of Paraskeva Friday description and photo - Russia - Central District: Staritsa. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The complex of the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin is located not far from the river bank, on the site of the ancient old marketplace. No wonder the main throne built on a hillside in 1750. the stone church is dedicated to Paraskeva Pyatnitsa - the patroness of trade. This is what this temple is most often called.
This is a typical for the 18th century type of temple `` octagon on a quadruple '', one-domed, from the east it is adjoined by a heavy semicircular apse. The corners of the quadrangle are fixed with shoulder blades, the windows are decorated with elegant baroque platbands with kokoshniks. From the west, the church is adjoined by a bell tower, completed with a high spire. The church is like a wreath surrounded by a ring of buildings of different times. Particularly interesting is the side-side temple (1825) in the form of a rotunda, made in the style of late classicism, decorated from the facades with pediments with a shallow loggia in the projection. Gentle domes were attached to the dome crowning the temple. In the interior of the church, you can see fragments of 19th century frescoes, but they are in very poor condition.
Other structures of the complex have preserved a chapel, a clergyman's house, two elegant towers, completed with a dome with a spire, and a solemn colonnade - a gallery, decorated with paired columns of the Tuscan order and uniting the buildings into one whole. Rotunda towers were used as benches. Local white stone is widely used in the decoration of the buildings.
The buildings form an extremely picturesque group. The authors of the complex have managed to merge extremely organically into a single whole structures of different times, combining motives of baroque and late classicism in their decor.
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