Church of the Intercession

The Church of the Intercession is a wooden Orthodox church built in 1739, partially rebuilt in the 19th century. It is a monument of vernacular architecture with Baroque features. The church has a rich palette of colours, the blue walls are combined with a silver roof and golden crosses, not forgetting the colourful stained glass windows in the apse.

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St. Paraskieva Church

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Resurrection Cathedral

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