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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. See Holy Spirit Cathedral and all Minsk has to offer by arranging your trip with our Minsk online road trip planner .
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  • In beautiful Russia Orthodox Church are decorated with lots of icons. Know which one is the mother of Minsk were over.
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  • The Holy Spirit Cathedral is in the centre of Minsk and in the vicinity there are also some other church, The Cathedral is in my opinion the most attractive and worth well a visit. The exterior is ver...  more »
  • This is a lovely church situated in the upper cottage. It is very nice inside and well looked after.  more »
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  • Very interesting church with nice architecture.
  • It's a church in a nice neighborhood. Good views from here.
  • 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.
  • Truly one of the Minsk's iconic places.
  • One of the few tourist attractions in Minsk
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