St. Nicholas Monastery

Mahiljou, Belarus

St. Nicholas Monastery Complex is situated in the Dnieper river valley, in a fenced territory. It consists of a number of stone buildings: the St. Nicholas and St. Onuphry Churches, a dwelling house (a hospital), a belfry and a fence with an entrance gate.

The stone building of the St. Nicholas Church was erected on the place of a wooden church from 1669 to 1672. The church is a three-nave cross-dome basilica with an octahedral light tambour and a large bulbous cupola over the middle part of the church. The dominant architectural feature of the church was a two-tower main facade with a figured pediment decorated with a set of diversiform tiered bays.

At present the complex is an active monastery. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2004.

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Founded: 1669
Category: Religious sites in Belarus

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Виктория Прожогина (9 months ago)
There is silence and tranquility. And the soul rests.
Алексей Борисов (11 months ago)
A very beautiful place, a beautiful monastery. A historical monument and a place where you can rest your soul and pray. You are always welcome there ..
Алексей Борисов (11 months ago)
A very beautiful place, a beautiful monastery. A historical monument and a place where you can rest your soul and pray. You are always welcome there ..
Валентина Яковенко (11 months ago)
Well well! Who goes to places like this in shorts? True, in the Greek temple of Rethymno, at the beginning of summer, I had to see a young woman in a cleavage. No one said a word to her.
Валентина Яковенко (11 months ago)
Well well! Who goes to places like this in shorts? True, in the Greek temple of Rethymno, at the beginning of summer, I had to see a young woman in a cleavage. No one said a word to her.
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