An ancient Bogolyubovo village

Posted by Gabriele Gudaityte  |  August 23, 2016

It is a compelling village, located around 10 km from the famous town Vladimir. This tempting Bogolyubovo village was founded in 12th century by Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky, who, according to the legend, saw a vision, based on building a majestic temple. Well, not without a reason one of the biggest highlights of the whole region Church of the Intervention was build by 12th century 70s.

The Church of the Intercession on the Nerl

This is a prove of a harmony in the times of ancient Russia. It is believed to be most perfect temple ever built in whole Russia. This temple also called a Church of the Intercession on the Nerl, stands on a tiny hill in the field in perfectly fits in the landscape. For your interest, the most notable highlight of this amazing temple is a white stone carving on the facades depicting pure girls’ faces and King David surrounded by unreal animals.

Tours of BogolyubovoAccording to the research, a carver had to spend around 9 and a half years creating this precious ornament. Well, it is not surprising, that The church is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Among the other great monuments survived to the present day are the ruins of interesting Andrei Bogolyubsky’s stone castle in the Bogolyubsky convent and the eye-popping church of the Nativity of the Virgin, which was built in the 17th century. Both the church and the castle are included in the famous UNESCO World Heritage List.

If you have decided to visit Russia, don’t skip an opportunity to visit Bogolyubovo. It is a remarkable and extremely memorable place to see and listen about. Hit the road for tours in Bogolyubovo and enjoy your journey.