Yaroslavl Churches

Beautiful Yaroslavl churches decorate the streets and squares. They are proud residents of Yaroslavl churches are of interest and delight guests of Yaroslavl. The most valuable monuments of ancient architecture in Yaroslavl, refer to xvii century. In the city at this time crossed the most important trading roads of the Russian state. Here there were offices of foreign merchants, in Yaroslavl accumulated and sent in different directions vast quantities of goods. Yaroslavl merchants traded throughout the country. They bought furs in Siberia, and sold it to Western Europe, the Volga River Yaroslavl products carried in the East, developed in many parts of the Russian State profitable while extraction of salt.

The most enterprising merchants, who provided essential services to the Russian government and brought into the treasury of the huge amount of fees from their trade turnover, the king complained to the rank of "sovereign's guest." It was then the highest rank among Russian merchants. Total in the xvii century in the Russian state were about 30 sovereign's guests, 8 of them were living in Yaroslavl. Every wealthy merchant felt obliged to donate money to build the temple. And, because the rich merchants in the city there were many, many churches and erected. Total in Yaroslavl in the xvii century, built some 50 churches. Of course, this far exceeded the needs of the city. The church was for the merchant and the kind of advertising – the richer and more colorful temple was built, the more wealthy merchant. In podklet churches enterprising merchants to store goods.

Galleries surrounding the temple, too, have often been used to negotiate, conclude trade deals. But it is not in any way detract from the fact that most of the Yaroslavl merchants were very religious people. Spiritual, moral aspect played a huge role in their lives. Part of the stone temples are not spared the time and people, but there is a wonderful church, who are now proud to Yaroslavl. The city is one of the jewels of the Golden Ring of Russia.