The Classical Monument of Naryshkin Baroque Architecture
In approach to the beautiful Church of the Intercession of the Virgin built in a former ancient village of Fili at the beginning of the 1690s by Lev Naryshkyn, the Tsar’s favorite and Peter the Great uncle.
The last decades of the seventieth century were unprecedented in the scope of church construction. Frequently churches were erected on private orders – those boyars, rich merchants, for whom it was a way to consolidate their greatness. Particularly magnificent were the churches designed in so-called “Naryshkin Baroque” (also well-known as “Muscovite Baroque”) – called so by the family name of Lev Naryshkin who ordered a lot of churches in this style. The architecture of “Naryshkin Baroque” was the outcome of ancient Russian architects’ age-long quest. The Church of the Intercession of the Virgin in Fili can be referred to as a classical monument of that style.
Photo #057 taken on May 24, 2014
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