Fodor's Expert Review Church of St. Dimitry on the Blood

Uglich Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Among Uglich's most iconic sites, the salmon-hued Church of St. Dmitry on the Blood is a gorgeous salmon-hued structure, topped by towering blue-and-gold onion-dome cupolas. Dating back to 1692, the church was built where Dmitry of Uglich, the only son of Ivan the Terrible born to Maria Nagaya, reportedly died (or was murdered; legend has it that the 10-year-old prince accidently cut himself on a sword while suffering from an epileptic seizure). Inside the church is a large wall painting depicting the legend of the young tsarevich's death.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Uglich, Jaroslavl  152610, Russia

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