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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  • Treat those who perceive religious buildings through the prism of high art. And location and architecture of the Cathedral, and "integration" into the surrounding landscape-all the solemn mood and constant desire to return again. Look and ljubueshsja of the world, with which you have a lad at heart, silence, lack of crowds, hurrying to the market. There is a time to reflect on the wonderful, about the eternal. Blue skies, white cathedral, green grass. Bell chime. In the Cathedral of wonderful people working, you can chat when buying candles, ornaments and books about Vitebsk sights. And I remember the row of Alexander Blok: Love high cathedrals, Soul resigning, attend ...
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  • This period occurs when, independently, believe you or not, you want to your very close and loved ones came down assistance and protection ... so it was with me. I came to this temple and just asked ...
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  • 121 step and we are on the highest square in Vitsebsk, where majestic svyato-uspensky Cathedral with the Orthodox Church of the Transfiguration. They are under the same roof, which is unusual. Next to the Cathedral a monument to his Holiness Patriarch Alexy II. This is where the whole Vitebsk. Very impressive.
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