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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Alla Paragas (14 months ago)
Из всех православных соборов ( церквей) Минска, где бывала, душа к этому легла. Всегда после его посещения на душе спокойно становится. Но всё-таки просьба есть к служителям храма: не разрешайте обслуживающим бабушкам тушить и забирать свечи, которые едва половину прогорели. Как-то не по себе становится, когда поставишь свечу за здравие, а ее намеренно потушили и убрали, хотя могла ещё гореть и гореть!
Андрей Шарандо (15 months ago)
Старейший православный храм в Минске. Был построен ещё в 17 веке, когда православие было запрещено в Польше. Сейчас является одним из самых красивых зданий в городе. К сожалению, в советские годы, утрачены часть фресок, но и то, что сохранилось, поражает красотой.
Надежда Костеневич (2 years ago)
Адзін з маіх улюбёных храмаў Беларусі. Раю наведаць)
alexey sidorov (2 years ago)
Good to pray
Максим Подлинный (2 years ago)
Найстарэйшая царква Мінска, з тых, што дайшла да нашых дзён. 1611г. пачатак будаўніцтва. Калісці знаходзіўся ў атачэнні старОй гарадской забудовы, пакуль саветы не "прарубілі" побач вуліцу Нямігу, а побач пабудавалі шматпавярхоўку...
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