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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  • St. Assumption Cathedral stands on the high bank of the river and its monumental building has almost become a symbol of the city. Majestic, standing on the shore - it is a symbol of human faith in the best. The interior decor, which envelops the cathedral with bright light and warmth, blessing the parishioners to good deeds. Very beautiful interiordecoration!!!
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  • Located on the shores of the Western Dvina, on a hill. From the temple is a very beautiful view of the river. In front of the temple is a beautiful monument to Alexius II. The temple itself is very light, clean. And very beautiful.
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