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St. Nicholas Church description and photo - Ukraine: Kamyanets-Podilsky. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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St. Nicholas Church is the only structure of the Old Town in Kamenets-Podolsk, which has come down to us since the XIV century almost unchanged. The church was built in 1398 by Armenian settlers led by Sinan Khutlubey, on the basis of an older sanctuary. In different periods of its history, the church was called Nikolaevskaya, after - the Annunciation chapel, and then again - the Nikolaevskaya church. In the era of Turkish rule, the building fell into decay, and only at the beginning of the 18th century the revival of the temple began. Armenian Bogdan Litynovich, with his own money, the temple was renewed and provided with utensils.
At the end of the 19th century, a vestibule was added to the temple, vaults and walls were reinforced with iron braces, stone fences with passageways were erected on both sides of the building , so-called flying buttans. The entrance to the church estate was crowned with a belfry. An alley of fragments of marble slabs leading to the central entrance of the church passes through the high bell tower. Until 62 of the last century, the doors of the temple were open to parishioners, later the temple was turned into a warehouse. At first it was the Greek Catholic Church, then it was handed over to the Orthodox. Since 1990, the church has been transferred to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
The squat, austere image of the temple is perfectly complemented by small loopholes and strong buttresses that support the walls. One of these buttresses has a built-in traditional stone Armenian cross-khachkar. The thickness of the walls of this low defense-type church is about one and a half meters! The structure is distinguished by the absence of decor, both external and internal. The territory of the monument is surrounded by a stone wall from the east, north and south. In the period from 1991 to 1997. restoration work was carried out in the church.
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