Saint Euphrosyne Monastery, Polotsk

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See a replica of the famous cross of St. Euphrosyne--a national symbol lost during World War II. The six-armed golden cross, decorated with enamel and precious stones, served as an ark for the storage of Christian relics. The monastery bears the name of its patron--the daughter of a prince of Polotsk and one of the 15 patron saints of Belarus. Learn about the life of this 12th-century nun who built churches, transcribed books, promoted literacy, and sponsored art. The remains of St. Euphrosyne were transferred from Kiev to this monastery, which she founded in 1910. The monastery also features a late-19th-century neo-Byzantine cathedral. Put Saint Euphrosyne Monastery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Polotsk trip planner .
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  • Visited this place March 17 and were here for the first time. To say that we all liked it, then say nothing. Crossing gates you find yourself in an atmosphere of calm and well-being. Forget about all the problems and hardships, so this is a holy and namolennoe place. We all remained under a huge impression.
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  • It is a monastery situated on a hill. Is a highlight of the town is the entrance is quite confusing, round was turning around and around. Clean River seen from the Hill.
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  • Absolutely marvelous place to sort out your thoughts and find peace for your soul. There is no other place on earth where you'd find such serenity. At the same time it's a valuable place for historian...  more »

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