SIBERIA • KRASNOYARSK REGION • KRASNOYARSK CITY
01: It has become a good tradition for the guests of Krasnoyarsk to start exploring the city from the chapel of a Saint martyr Praskeva Pyatnitsa. The chapel is situated on a watch hill where you can enjoy a picturesque panorama of the city. Originally the chapel was a watch-tower built by Cossacks in XVII-XVIII centuries. It was restored several times. One of the buildings can be seen on a banknote of 10 rubles.
02: The chapel of Praskeva Pyatnitsa has become the symbol of Krasnoyarsk. In 1865 it was built from the stone for the first time according to the project of a local architect Yakov Alfeev. The chapel’s predecessor was a wooden chapel with icons on the walls. The icons were kept in Voskresensky cathedral beginning from 1825.
03: The chapel of 1842 can be seen on a painting of a French exile Aliber which is called “The view of Krasnoyarsk”.
04: Nowadays the chapel is protected by the Church and has a religious meaning. Church services are regularly held there, there are burning candles and icon-lamps inside, and the walls are decorated by frescos. There is a painting of Praskeva Pyatnitsa on the south-eastern wall of the chapel. This icon is honored on the 28 th of October.
05: There is a cannon of 1938 installed not far from the chapel. Everyday it shoots exactly at midday.
- Krasnoyarsk region
- Republic of Khakassia
- Republic of Tuva