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Amazing 15-domed Church of St. John the Baptist in Yaroslavl

Church of St. John the Baptist is one of the most famous monuments of the Yaroslavl architecture. It is a monument of history and culture of world importance included in the UNESCO cultural heritage list.

The church was built on the right bank of the Kotorosl River in 1671-1687. Its 45-meter bell tower was built later, in 1690. This is the only church in Russian architecture with fifteen domes, divided into three groups.

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This unique church is depicted on the reverse side of the banknote of 1000 rubles of Bank of Russia. Church of St. John the Baptist on Google Maps. Photos by: Kirill Moiseev.

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Church of St. John the Baptist in 1911. Photo by: S. Prokudin-Gorsky.

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