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Russian Church of St. Nicodemus (St Nicodemus Russian Church) description and photos - Greece: Athens. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is St Nicodemus Russian Church.
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One of the most popular tourist centers of Athens is undoubtedly the oldest district of the city, Plaka, located at the foot of the famous Acropolis. This is an incredibly picturesque place with labyrinths of narrow cobbled streets, old neoclassical mansions, an abundance of souvenir shops and cozy cafes, many museums and beautiful temples.
Among the most popular and interesting sights of Plaka, one of the many domed churches of Athens - Russian Church of St. Nicodemus, also known as the Church of the Holy Trinity (or simply "Russian Church"). The church is located on a small cozy square not far from the parliament building at 21 Filellinon Street.
The Russian Church of St. Nicodemus is one of the largest medieval churches in Athens that has survived to this day. The church was founded back in 1030 by Stephen Likodim, who actually financed its construction, and was the main catholicon of the monastery located here. True, it is worth noting that the church, which was thoroughly damaged as a result of earthquakes, as well as during military operations, received its modern appearance after it was acquired by the Russian Emperor Nicholas I in 1845, who allocated funds for its reconstruction. The famous German artist Ludwig Thirsch was commissioned to decorate the interior of the church. A huge impressive bell tower, located to the left of the church building, was erected a little later by order of the next emperor of the Russian Empire - Alexander II.
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