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Holy Spirit Cathedral, Minsk

(4.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Beautiful orthodox temple in the center of the city. Do not pass by, go take a look, enjoy.
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  • I visited the Cathedral around 5 pm. on a weekday. The Cathedral was packed with devoted parishioners. People sit in permanent seats that are connected to the outside walls. Every seat was taken. Also...  more »
  • lots of tourists, lots of foreigners. without a guide is unlikely to be interesting. Therefore, it is best to pribivat'sja to a group with a local guide
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