Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh, Nesvizh

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World heritage site · Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
See one of the oldest Baroque structures outside Italy at Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh. The church is an early Jesuit temple which influenced the later architecture of Belarus, Poland, and Lithuania. Take note of the Italian-style frescoes on the interior walls and the large painting of the Last Supper in the apse behind the main altar. A crypt under the church houses the remains of nearly 80 members of the powerful Radziwiłł family, who were politicians and art patrons. Mikołaj Krzysztof "the Orphan" Radziwiłł commissioned the building of the church in the late 16th century. Plan to visit Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh during your Nesvizh vacation using our convenient Nesvizh trip itinerary planning app.
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  • The Corpus Christi chapel in Nesvizh, a short walk away from the castle, is a rare example of baroque architecture in Belarus and totally worth the stroll. Admission is free, but the church employee....  more »
  • It's right next to the Nesvizh Castle. Good to stop by and check it out. It's under renovation but you can still go inside.  more »
  • So many churches. Their memories come together. Corpus Christi is near Nesvizh Castle and therefore nicely pairs with the castle.  more »
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  • Very beautiful place, not far from Nesvizh castle.
  • Nothing special from outside. But everything turns out then you come inside. You can’t imagine such beauty. Everthing is left authentic from the 16th-18th centuries: incredible murals and paintings. There is Radvilas family mausoleum in the underground of this church. Descentans of this family have been buried here since 16th century till now. The founder of this church - Nicholas Christopher Radvila “The Orphan” is resting here too.
  • Nice place
  • Fabulous piece of artwork
  • Beautiful early Jesuit church and the oldest baroque structure outside Italy being constructed between 1587 and 1593. A small donation is required to see the crypt underneath that contains the coffins of the Lithuanian house of Radziwill. Taking photos inside is not permitted and there is a small gift shop at the entry.

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