Blessed Virgin Nativity Church

Konakovsky district, with. Gorodnya, st. Leningradskaya, 105

Here, on the high bank of the Volga, there is the white stone church Blessed Virgin Nativity Church (XIV) built in memory of the Russian weapons victory in the Kulikovo field. This is the only survived monument of the Tver principality times. The cross-domed church having four internal piers is built on the high basement. There are three apses, arched gables, the head crowning the pyramid of two drums. In the the early 1440s the church was painted with frescoes; the fragments of these paintings miraculously come down to us. In 1740s the local landowner Peter Behm donated money for the complete renovation of the church: the warm refectory and the hipped bell tower were built, the windows were hacked out, new iconostasis was installed inside. In the refectory there was arranged the side altar consecrated in honor of Simeon and Anna. On the walls of the temple there survived the preparatory drawings for the painting, which for a long time were hidden by plaster. They can be seen in the old part of the church.

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