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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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  • In the temple is much venerated Orthodox shrines, for example, the icon of the mother of God and power Sofia, Slutskaya. Inside the temple is not very big. On holidays and Sundays people very much. On the square near the temple offers a beautiful view of the river Svisloch.
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  • Cathedral in Minsk, along with towers station square is a real symbol of the Belarusian capital! Unlikely. that the status of the main temple of the Orthodox denomination is so important, how important a beautiful architectural ensemble of the temple and its surrounds! Next to the Cathedral are virtually all significant for the history of medieval Minsk buildings. This quarter is one of the oldest and most beautiful and not yet fully opened in all its glory, but it's already pretty spoiled novostroem global from the very beginning! But the real structure of the former architects hard to mess up, so they will remain forever jewels and many generations after us will enjoy them! This is he the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk!
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  • In this temple the main is the icon of the Virgin, which sailed in Minsk against the current of the river Svisloch. The miraculous icon, the date of independence-26 August. Is the patroness of Minsk, is depicted on the coat of arms of the city. She is really special.
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