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Church of the Transfiguration on the Sands (Khram Spasa Preobrazheniya na Peskakh)

  • 4a per. Spasopeskovsky Map It
  • Arbat
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 11/26/2013

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Built in the 17th century, this elegant church was closed after the 1917 revolution and turned into a cartoon-production studio. Like many churches throughout Russia, however, it has been returned to its original purpose. The church is depicted in Vasily Polenov's well-known canvas Moskovsky Dvorik (Moscow Courtyard), which now hangs in the Tretyakov Gallery.

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4a per. Spasopeskovsky, Moscow, 119002, Russia

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 8–8

Updated 11/26/2013


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