About sight: Saviour Church on Nereditsa

This is one of the most beautiful monuments of northern architecture and its is located in the fields on the left bank of the Volkhov, several kilometers from Novgorod the Great. If you travel in a car, you should go to the temple by the circu-lar road (around water meadows) through the village Sholokhovo. You can't pass by the bank of the Volkhov.

The Church of Our Savior on Nereditsa was built in 1198 by the prince Yaroslav the Wise. It supposed that the name «Nereditsa» comes from the words «out of line», «out of town».

The Church of Our Savior on Nereditsa is often compared with the Church of Intercession on the Nerl in Bogolyubovo. Indeed both churches are far beyond the town on water meadows, and both of them are single-domed. Their outlines are so compact and simple, but this sim-plicity induces the feeling of absolute beauty.

In 1199 the Church of Our Savior on Nereditsa was painted with frescoes, which survived un-til the 20th century in perfect condition. Unfortunately, during World War II the church was al-most completely destroyed. It was reconstructed in the 50th of the past century, but the an-cient frescoes were almost completely lost.

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