Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Belarus  /  Vitebsk Region  /  Vitebsk  /  Historic Sites  /  Uspensky Cathedral

Uspensky Cathedral, Vitebsk

4.9
#1 of 51 in Things to do in Vitebsk Region
Church Tourist Spot
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Uspensky Cathedral and other Vitebsk Region attractions using our handy Vitebsk Region tourist route planner.
Create an itinerary including Uspensky Cathedral

(Vitebsk Region is the nearest city to Uspensky Cathedral)

map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
127 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful Cathedral is located on the mountain of the assumption on the banks of the river Dvina. Is located in the Centre of the city and visible from everywhere. Very nice interior! On the square in front of the Cathedral is a monument to Patriarch Alexy 2
    View original
  • Cathedral visible from everywhere and do not visit it or next to it! Admire the Interior, and the beauty around.
    View original
  • Sabor is located on a high Hill offering beautiful views of the river Dvina and the city. A beautiful red marble staircase by which it is better to go down than up. Antique street lamps and benches for rest. Very nicely.
    View original

Plan your trip to Vitebsk Region

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Vitebsk Region

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.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Vitebsk Region by other users

18 days in Belarus BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Belarus BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Vitebsk Region, Brest & Minsk BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Minsk, Brest & Vitebsk Region BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Belarus BY A USER FROM BELARUS August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Belarus BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Belarus BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Minsk, Vitebsk Region & Kaliningrad BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 23 days in Belarus, Kosovo & Kaliningrad BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Belarus & Kaliningrad BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Kosovo & Belarus BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans