Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Bogolyubovo

Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin features one of the most elegant exteriors in Russian sacral architecture. A symbol of medieval Russia, this World Heritage site was built on a man-made hill in approximatley 1165. Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky commissioned the church to celebrate the victory over the Bulgarians and to commemorate his son's death in the battle. Walk the stone-paved road through the meadow to approach the church. Admire the 12th-century stone carvings on the exterior walls. If you visit in the spring, the church will appear as if hovering on water because the area floods. Put Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin into our Bogolyubovo online road trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It's a beautiful place! You can feel the history of the country there. Silence, calmness (unless there are tourist groups). Be sure to visit!
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  • During the tour of the Golden Ring we stopped in Bogolyubovo to visit the monastery and, despite the guide saying that the route was difficult because of the mud, we went to the church of the Intercession. Great choice because the church is an exceptional monument, part of the "White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal" on the Unesco World Heritage List. Built of white stone in the twelfth century at the confluence of two rivers on a flooded ground is a beautiful slender architecture with ancient décor and surrounded by a beautiful landscape. You have to take a walk of a couple of kilometers but it's worth it.
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