Many of the most beautiful buildings in Belarus are places of worship. Although a lot of notable Belarusian monuments were destroyed during the Second World War, many sacred ones have survived. No matter their belief system, anyone can appreciate those masterpieces of architecture and art! Here’s the list I made of churches and monasteries to visit in Belarus outside Minsk, and if you care to research the subject, you’ll find many more apart from those mentioned. The best way of visiting them is traveling by car or joining a tour group because some buildings might be closed for individual visitors and only tour guides know where to look for the keys.
1. Corpus Christi Church Nesvizh
The Corpus Christi Church is an early Jesuit church and one of the oldest baroque structures outside Italy. When visiting the Nesvizh castle, do not pass by this magnificent building.
Find out more following this link:The Corpus Christi Church.
2. Great Choral Synagogue Grodno
The current synagogue was built during the years 1902-1905 in an eclectic and Moorish style.It was the first synagogue I had ever visited in my life, so it was very special. The white interior looks great. Restoration architects have done a great job which still continues, as you can see in the pictures. I strongly recommend having a look inside.
Find out more following this link:The Great Choral Synagogue Grodno
3. Kalozha church of Sts. Boris and Gleb, Grodno
Kalozha church is one of the oldest surviving churches in Grodno and Belarus.
Find out more following this link:The Kalozha church
4. Church of St. John the Baptist in Kamay village
The Catholic church of St. John the Baptist is one of the few the defensive type temples in Belarus.
Find out more following this link:The Church of St. John the Baptist
5. Saviour-St.Euphrosyne monastery
Saviour-St.Euphrosyne monastery is awesome. I especially admire the small All-Merciful Saviour church from the 12th century. Currently it undergoes the restoration works.
Find out more following this link: Saviour-St.Euphrosyne monastery
6. Budslav cathedral
Budslav Cathedral is the biggest Catholic Church in Belarus, the memorial of the 17th century architecture.
Find out more following this link: Budslav Cathedral
7. Holy Trinity Church in Gervyaty
The Holy Trinity church located in the village of Gervyaty is among the three highest churches in Belarus (61 m) and is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of the neo-Gothic style.
Find out more following this link: The Holy Trinity church
8. Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Mikhalishki
This Augustinian church is the monument of the Baroque architecture.
Find out more following this link: Church of St. Michael the Archangel
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