Peter and Paul Cathedral

Minsk, Belarus

SS Peter and Paul Church is one of the oldest stone buildings in Minsk, constructed on a narrow street Rakauskaja and remained up till now as a monument of architecture of the 17th century. The building was started in 1611 and was finished after two years. During wars and religious conflicts the church served as a fortress. It explains the thickness of its walls, a high arrangement of windows above the ground and presence of loopholes. In 1795 in the church there was Minsk Cathedral named after Russian empress Ekaterina, who gave money for reorganization. In the middle of the 19th century during the restoration the temple got some features of pseudo-Russian style. From 1991 services in church are renewed. The church is a monument of an early Baroque with elements of the Renaissance style.



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Vulitsa Nyamiha, Minsk, Belarus
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Founded: 1611-1613
Category: Religious sites in Belarus


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Neznaika Nalune (4 years ago)
Oldest Christian Orthodox church preserved in Minsk (1612). Renovated after the use as a storehouse and archive in the Soviet times.
David Y (4 years ago)
Nice Church to visit
Aliaksei Babraunitski (5 years ago)
Nice Old chirch
Mathew Chandrankunnel (5 years ago)
St Peter and Paul Cathedral is the oldest Orthodox Church. The monks from Vilnius, Lithuania came and established the Church. When Russia annexed it, Empress Catherine the Great donated funds to refurbish the Church. Later when the Communist Government took over, this Church was used as a ware house. With the beautiful icons and painting inside makes it a beautiful Church. This was given back in 1996 to the Church and now daily worship is taking place. Also lots of faithful visit the Church and pray to receive spiritual upliftment.
Eng. Hussein Maher Saad (5 years ago)
Good place
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