Synkavichy Fortified Church

Synkavichy, Belarus

The Church of St. Michael in Synkavichy is a Gothic church was built in 16th century. It is one of the first fortified churches in Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 1880-1881, the temple was significantly reconstructed. In 1926, it was rebuilt as a Catholic church. In 1988-1990, it become Orthodox. This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2004.

The defensive system of the church consists of four towers and loopholes placed under the vaults. The interior of the church looks like a hall, its cross-shaped vaults with nervuses rest on six pillars. With the purpose to improve the defence capacity the windows are raised high above the ground.



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P99, Synkavichy, Belarus
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Founded: 16th century
Category: Religious sites in Belarus


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Pavel Roko (2 years ago)
A spiritualized, prayerful place worth visiting at least once in your life. Excellently preserved architecture, where beautiful photos are obtained. In general, you need to go ..
Igor Izhik (2 years ago)
Amazing place
Павел Пшённый (2 years ago)
The place is simply amazing, very picturesque surroundings and a majestic temple! I highly recommend visiting!
Ksay shade of (4 years ago)
Ancient church of a local style - mixture of late gothic with byzantine and Renaissance styles, so called "Belarusian Gothic". Remarkable masterpiece - and unique style.
Максім Пыжэўскі (4 years ago)
Как памятник архитектуры - оценка "10" по пятибалльной системе. Всё остальное, по моему мнению, не служение Богу, а бизнес. Своими глазами наблюдал неприятную картину. Перед началом службы к матушке подходит древняя бабуля (на вид далеко за 80) и хочет заказать сорокоуст. Далее начинается чистой воды развод. Бабушке вливается информация, что для "лучшего действия" сорокоуста она ещё должна купить массу иконок и всякого рода амулетов, чтобы развестись их по всему дому. В итоге, по моим подсчётам, бабушка на всё это отдала 2/3 своей пенсии. На содержание храма? Может быть. Но при такой версии в эту историю не вписывается шуба матушки (не берусь оценивать её стоимость, поскольку не являюсь экспертом в этой области). Но шуба выглядит явно не бедно.
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