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Saint Sophia Cathedral, Polotsk

Categories: Churches, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
Saint Sophia Cathedral houses the burial vault of Duke Vseslav of Polotsk, the Wizard, who was said to have been a sorcerer as well as a werewolf. The duke invited architects from various countries to construct the cathedral in the 11th century. Look for the names of the builders inscribed in stone at the base of the cathedral. You'll see fragments of the ancient frescoes on interior walls. Only parts of the cathedral date back to the time of Vseslav. Its current appearance--a Baroque structure with towers--has not changed significantly since the 18th-century restoration. Today the cathedral serves as a concert hall with an organ. Plan to see Saint Sophia Cathedral and other attractions that appeal to you using our Vitebsk Region holiday planner.
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  • Was several times in St. Sophia Cathedral. Really liked it! All without fuss, as they should be in a holy place.
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  • Interesting to visit and unusually for Belarus most of the information signs have an English translation. Not the most visually stunning Cathedral but of great historical importance to the people of P...  read more »
  • Hagia Sophia now works as a Museum, so should not be surprised that the entrance fee (about 2 dollars). On Sunday in 15-0000 passes organ concert (tickets $ 5), sometimes with vocal parties or accompanied by other instruments. The poster is located at the intersection of the street Cabinet e. Polotsk and the Castle. Leaving the Cathedral, don't miss the opportunity to pass on the bridge through Polotu (right off exit) and make a wish at the Barysau stone (in front of the exit).
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  • Not impressed. A small museum
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  • Went on a trip with relatives from Russia. liked it!
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  • On the banks of the river. The same from slepaya: "this city is called Polotsk, He war into two parts split, It split into two parts by the River, Full of quiet forest rest". All true.
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  • Beautiful location on a hill. Functioning organ.
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  • Every year come to the organ concert, really like it. If it were not for the staff-tëtečki sovok, where you are? You spoil the impression! In the Hall was 100 people and only picking on me, so I passed the backpack in the cloakroom (with documents, keys and equipment). Were sent and ignored, passed carry-on.
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