Bogoyavlensky Cathedral

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Bogoyavlensky Cathedral information

Irkutsk , Russia
ul Nizhnaya Naberezhnaya
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This fairy-tale ensemble of mini onion domes atop restored salmon, white and green towers first appeared on the Irkutsk skyline in 1718, but during the Soviet decades served as a dormitory and a bakery. The interior is a fragrant riot of aureoled Byzantine saints with no surface left plain.