Saint Euphrosyne Monastery, Polotsk

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#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Vitebsk Region
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. Make Saint Euphrosyne Monastery part of your personalized Vitebsk Region itinerary using our Vitebsk Region vacation trip planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    But as in other attractions of Polotsk-repairs. Watched is minimal, but it's worth it. Charms
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  • July 23, 2017
    Gorgeous beautiful place, all in colors. Blissful place, namolennoe, there is rest for the soul. We walked from the hotel Dvina, about half an hour, at the same time read along the way about other attractions
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  • June 27, 2017
    It was very interesting to look at a monastery. Painting, of course, modern replica. Very impressed by the attitude of parishioners. With truly deep feelings rather than "show".
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Tourism in Vitebsk Region centers around its rich natural scenery; as a result, most accommodations are either a relaxing natural getaway or a base for exploring the picturesque landscape. The major city within this region, Vitebsk, boasts a variety of hotels from which to explore the town's attractions. Most hotels and hostels will arrange to register you as a foreigner with the police. If you rent an apartment-style accommodation, make sure to check in advance whether or not your host will do so. Without registration, you can stay in Belarus for only five business days.
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