Church of St Nicholas in Khamovniki

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Church of St Nicholas in Khamovniki information

Moscow , Russia
Street ul Lva Tolstogo
Getting there
metro Park Kultury
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Lonely Planet review

This church, commissioned by the weavers’ guild in 1676, vies with St Basil’s Cathedral for the title of most colourful in Moscow. The ornate green-and-orange-tapestry exterior houses an equally exquisite interior, rich in frescoes and icons. Leo Tolstoy, who lived up the street, was a parishioner at St Nicholas, which is featured in his novel Resurrection . Look also for the old white stone house, built in 1689, which housed the office of the weavers’ guild and textile shop (Бывшая ткацкая гильдия; ul Lva Tolstogo 10).