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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Uspensky Cathedral and other Vitebsk Region attractions using our handy Vitebsk Region tourist route planner.
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  • It's big, it's impressive. It's also nice. Not so old and a bit over pompous, with huge and absolutely people unfriendly stairs But if you are in the center... why not? Good spot for picture to be mad...  more »
  • The beautiful Cathedral, newly restored, is located in one of the most beautiful places in the city where the Vitba with Dvina. In the Cathedral are two of the most beautiful temple, the atmosphere is conducive to prayer. Visit.
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  • In Vitsebsk were 6 January Christmas evening. Climbing on beautiful and high stairs to the Church Hill were shocked by the stunning beauty of the Cathedral in the evening illumination. Despite the fact that the Cathedral rebuilt in recent time, it is the sanctity of the ancient ages. Two upper and lower church-beautiful, but Christmas service simply shocked. From the platform in front of the Cathedral wonderful open views of the Vitebsk, Voskresensky Cathedral and Dvina River.
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