Uspensky Cathedral, Vitebsk

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See the biggest bell in Belarus, weighing 4,716 kg (5.2 tons), in a belfry of Uspensky Cathedral. The first cathedral was erected in the 18th century on the site of a smaller church and much earlier pagan shrine. It was destroyed and rebuilt many times. Climb to the observation deck to get an aerial view of the city. On the north wall of the cathedral, you'll discover a memorial plate dedicated to people whose remains were found on site during the restoration works. They were most likely victims of the Soviet secret police or the Gestapo. The remains are buried near the church. Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus consecrated the new cathedral in 2011. Put Uspensky Cathedral at the forefront of your travel plans using our Vitebsk visit planner.
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  • Exceptional, although modern replica. The main spiritual attitude with which you go to the temple. Of course this is not the place for excursions. Yes and the TRUE monument to patriarch Alexei, mesmerizing!
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  • Of course, modern replica. But chic, in the right place, with incredible views of the Dvina and turgid marble staircase for those visiting the shrine "on the case".
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  • Very beautiful and "rich" construction. Two temples. Visit often. In the Cathedral the relics and periodically brought other religious values. The surrounding area is very well suited to photography.
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