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Holy Spirit Cathedral, Minsk
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At Holy Spirit Cathedral, see the miraculous icon of Theotokos, which purportedly appeared on a riverbank in 1500. The cathedral was originally erected as a part of a Bernardine monastery in the 17th century. Notice the golden-blue image of the Holy Virgin on its white front exterior, flanked by two tall bell towers. Allegedly, part of the church served as a transit prison for evicted kulaks, and the building also served as a gym and an archive. Use our Minsk itinerary planner to visit Holy Spirit Cathedral on your trip to Minsk, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Among the sights of Minsk, mention should be made of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, which is the residence of the head of the Belarusian Orthodox Church. The Cathedral is located in the upper town, where you can find many sights of Minsk, not far from the river Svisloch. Looks like a pretty good outside (especially from the river), so inside. Worthy of a visit.
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  • Nearby place of visit to Minsk and then back down to the old town
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  • During a visit to Minsk will definitely go into the Cathedral. Will excite You with its particular interior decoration, furnishings and icons. A few moments in this temple gives the man a great space for contemplation.
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