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Ivanovo Oblast , Shuya

Resurrection Cathedral Bell Tower

Колокольня Воскресенского собора
Фотобанк Лори

The Resurrection Cathedral is a bright memorial of Russian classicist architecture built in 1792-1798 from funds raised by parishoners. In 1629, a wooden parish church of Resurrection built on the spot eventually occupied by the cathedral.

The Resurrection Cathedral bell tower is the symbol and the main attraction of Shuya. It is the second highest campanile in Russia (the first is the bell tower in the Peter and Paul Fortress in Saint Petersburg). The bell tower is 106 meters high (the spire is 35 meters high, and the cross is 3.64 meters high).

The bell tower construction was launched in 1810 by the Italian architect Maricelli. But at the third tier, the structure failed and collapsed. The Italian architect fled and the construction was completed in 1832 by a simple peasant from Vladimir, Mikhail Savvatiev, under the supervision of a provincial architect named Petrov. Eleven bells were installed on the bell tower. The bell that brought to the third tier of the bell tower manually on May 19, 1891, the birthday of emperor Nicholas II, is the most outstanding of them. The bell weighs 20,800 kilograms In the middle of the 1930s, the bell was thrown off the tower and broken.

The Shuya bell tower has become the favorite model for multiple artists and photographers, and its image is used on the logo of many local businesses and organizations.

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Address: Zelеnaya square, Shuya, Ivanovo oblast


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