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Verkhotourie - the most important centre of Christianity in eastern Russia

The tour lasts 14-16 hours
Price: prior booking required

This small town on the Tura River was once the most important centre of Christianity in eastern Russia. Today it has about a dozen cathedrals, churches and monasteries. The main cathedral is second in size only to St Isaac's in St Petersburg. 
  
In time of this excursion youll get  acquainted with the history of the town of Verkhotourie (its origin dates back 400 years), which is located 300 km north from Ekaterinburg.
You will get to know the history of the town: its formation and development as a spiritual pivot of the Urals.
  
You will see architectural monuments on the territory of Complex of Verkhoturies Kremlin, which attribute to number of bright monuments of Russian town-planning of boundary of XVII-XVIIIth centuries. At present the complex of Verkhoturies Kremlin includes Saint-Trinity Cathedral, House of Voevode, departmental halls, corn barns, Building of Treasure, fortification walls.
  
Saint-Trinity Cathedral is pearl of ensemble of Kremlin. Temple is prominent monument of church architecture of Ural. Stone building of Cathedral was laid in 1703 year with metropolitan of Siberian and Tobolsk Filorets blessing. Temple was  built  in 1709 year by abbot of Verkhoturies monastery archimandrite Israel. Reconstruction of temple was finished at 1995 year.
   
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