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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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  • Minsk Cathedral Of The Holy Spirit. Built in 1870, on the site of the old monastery church. Now it is the Cathedral of the Diocese of Minsk. Located in the heart of the city, on the Bank of the river Svisloch. Behind the Cathedral is the pedestrian area starts and landscaped promenade River-a place for walks and picnics. A good view of the Cathedral from the observation platform at the center of the square.
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  • 今天路过白俄罗斯明斯克的中央教堂,信徒们非常虔诚,感受到是信仰的力量。建于15世纪,二战期间被摧毁后重建的。值得推荐!  more »
  • Beautiful orthodox temple in the center of the city. Do not pass by, go take a look, enjoy.
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  • Historical and nice looking church in Minsk.
  • The Holy Spirit Cathedral is the main cathedral of the Belarusian Orthodox Church and dates back to 1633-1642. This was located next to our hotel in Minsk so we passed by it many times each day, as a functioning church it had a constant flow of visitors at all hours. There is plenty to see around the Cathedral with exhibitions often held to the side, many other interesting buildings, hotels and restaurants. The subway is located nearby as well.
  • Great place!!
  • A beautiful church by the river
  • Prelepa,ikona grada Minska