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Catherine church in Chernigov

Catherine church is one of the main sights of Chernigov. It stands on a hill at the entrance to the city and in the in close proximity to the ancient Chernigov Dytynets’ (now it is a territory of Chernigov rampart). Today Catherine church is a museum and part of the National reserve "The Ancient Chernigov".

Catherine Church in Chernigov

The church was founded in the late 16th century in memory of the Chernigov Cossack regiment that died during the battle for the Turkish Azov fortress. In the early 17th century the church building was completed and the temple was named in honor of St. Catherine.

Chenigov Catherine ChurchThe church has survived in its almost original form. The damages received during the bombing of the Second World War were covered up and the church received its original appearance after the restoration in the 50s of the 20 century.

Catherine church is a classic example of Ukrainian Baroque of the 17-18 century. External and internal decoration ware completed with the fundamental deep frames in the leading portals and openings. Stucco, stone carving and other decorative elements in the guise of the church are completely absent. But this in no way affects the harmony and beauty of the building. The church is distinguished with the use of the external decoration in the style of "Cossack Baroque". The walls of the church are plastered and whitewashed with lime and the domes are topped with gold crosses that on a sunny day are visible from almost any point in downtown Chernigov.


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