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Pokrovskaya church and bell tower of the Tobolsk Kremlin description and photos - Russia - Ural: Tobolsk. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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In 1743, a warm temple of Anthony and Theodosius, the Pechora miracle workers, was laid near the Cathedral of St. Sophia. At first, the temple had a two-part structure: a room with an apse and a refectory. In 1850, the temple was enlarged and it received the form of a Latin cross with a transverse nave.
In 1867, at the expense of a Tobolsk merchant, the northern side-altar was added to the temple, and it was renamed Pokrovsky. The architecture of the temple is unusual, it does not have a dominant volume, the central chapter rises very slightly above the roof and the apse is crowned with a small cupola.
The interior of the cathedral, despite the small height of the temple, looks spacious. Two vaulted halls - the longitudinal hall of the refectory and the hall of the transverse room - are interconnected by a wide arch. The decoration of the temple has been completely preserved, which makes the Pokrovsky Cathedral a unique Tobolsk monument. The uniqueness of this temple also lies in the fact that, for example, the baroque design of the main facade is well combined with the surfaces of other walls made in the Old Russian style.
The cathedral bell tower was built at the end of the 18th century instead of the dismantled hipped belfry. The bell tower project was drawn up in 1785, but construction began only in 1791, however, the unfinished bell tower in July 1792 suddenly collapsed. After the disaster, the project was corrected and the foundation was laid further from the cliff, after which the construction of the bell tower was successfully completed by 1797.
The thickness of the bell tower walls is approximately two meters. The bell tower has two vaulted ceilings in height. A spiral brick staircase leads to the first ringing tier, and further along the wooden stairs you can get to the platform of the second tier. Up to 15 bells are placed on two tiers.
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