Icons, cult objects and various documents are on display in a room of the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Merano
Image gallery: Russian Orthodox Memorial
Russian Orthodox Memorial Nadezhda Ivanovna Borodina is the name of the memorial in Merano, which displays icons, cult objects, documents and books of the Russian Orthodox Community at the turn of the century in Merano. The exhibition is located in a part of the St. Nicholas the Wonderworker Church in the Via Shaffer street. This church, housed on the 1st floor of the Russkij Dom (Russians' House), was consecrated in 1898: It was dedicated to St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, in memory of the Russians who came to Merano for health reasons.
The ensemble of houses around the church was financed from the legacy of the wealthy Muscovite, and was planned by Tobias Brenner. A contribution from the Sparkasse Foundation made it possible to exhibit the icons in alarm-protected glass showcases and to restore some of them. The exhibits were supplemented by the donation of the Pescatori-Bragaglia Collection from Verona, with handmade toys, and with the old picture collection of the Borodine Foundation, as a loan from the Merano Municipal Museum - Palais Mamming.
In addition to the memorial, the ensemble also houses a retirement home and a library with 1,300 books, journals, liturgical texts and music scores of the Russian Community. And how can the memorial be reached? The Via Schaffer road is a 15-minute walk from the Merano Thermal Baths near the Maia Park. Some parking spaces are available in the surrounding streets, the city bus lines 4, 3 and 1 stop at the nearby Schiller Park or Astoria.
Reservation needed: +39 335 6158588 (on weekdays from 9 am to 6 pm).
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The memorial stays open from Monday to Friday all year round, closed on public holidays.