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Aleksandr Nevskij Kirke Church description and photos - Denmark: Copenhagen. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Aleksandr Nevskij Kirke.
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The Alexander Nevsky Church is one of the most important sights of Copenhagen. The temple is located in the city center, close to the Marble Church and the royal residence of Amalienborg.
The history of the creation of the temple of Alexander Nevsky begins in 1881 thanks to Emperor Alexander III and his wife Maria Feodorovna (nee - Danish princess Dragmar). The church was built according to the project of the famous professor of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts David Grim, he was assisted by Professor F. Meldals and local architect A. H. Jensen.
The building of the temple was built in the form of a ship, in the pseudo-Russian style, of white and red bricks, the windows and the roof are decorated in the Byzantine style, the facade is crowned with three gilded domes with crosses and 6 bells (the total weight of the bells is 640 kilograms) ... Inside the church there are beautiful painted walls and ceiling, a mosaic floor, a wooden iconostasis. Also, the temple inside is decorated with excellent paintings by famous Russian artists Alexei Bogolyubov, Ivan Kramskoy. Particularly beautiful is the composition in the altar of the artist Fyodor Bronnikov ("Christ tames the storm").
Important shrines of the temple are the icon of Alexander Nevsky and the miraculous icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (Copenhagen-Jerusalem), called "weeping". The icon of the Most Holy Theotokos was brought to the Copenhagen church from the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna, who, in turn, received it from Russian monks from Athos. In the southern part of the temple, near the altar, there is an icon case with icons ("Maria Feodorovna's locker"). There is a bust of the Empress in the churchyard to the right of the entrance.
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Topic: Church of Alexander Nevskij Kirke description and photos - Denmark: Copenhagen.