St. John the Baptist Church, Yaroslavl
St. John the Baptist Church (Russian: Церковь Иоанна Предтечи) in Yaroslavl is considered to be the acme of the Yaroslavl school of architecture. It was built in 1671-1687 on the bank of Kotorosl river in the Tolchkovo sloboda (district) which at that time was the largest and wealthiest part of the town.
Its walls and dome drums are covered with richly glazed tiles; the temple's fifteen onion domes are assembled in three groups. The 7-storey, 45-metre high bell-tower was built later than the church itself in mid-1690s.
The church is featured on the 1000-ruble banknote
- Древнерусская архитектура (Old Russian architecture). Кристалл (Kristall), Saint-Petersburg, 2002.
- Золотое Кольцо, Ярославль-Град. Храмовый ансамбль церкви Иоанна Предтечи XVII - XVIII вв