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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Vladimir Belius (9 months ago)
Лично я считаю,что монастырь очень знаковое, намоленое место на Нашей земле для православного человека. Ощущения неописуемые. В осровном храме очень красивый алтарь, много мощей различных святых, чудотворная икона и много всего красивого и душевного. В монастыре служат 11 монахинь , всегда ответят на интересующие Вас вопросы. Территория чистая и аккуратная. Рекомендую всем посетить это место.
Аня Лосенкова (10 months ago)
Ходили на крещение за водичкой,так хорошо,душа отдыхает
Олька Комок (10 months ago)
Очень красивый монастырь, стоит посетить.
Lisa SuNny (13 months ago)
Прекрасный монастырь, достаточно благодатное место. Есть прекрасный большой храм св. Николая Чудотворца с красивым и огромным иконостасом.
Al Lisa (14 months ago)
душевное место и спокойное.Здесь всегда особенная атмосфера, много цветов в клумбах и наполненная тишина. Расположена недалеко от Днепра, с пл.Орджоникидзе можно спуститься по лестниц.Рядом с собором расположена усыпальница, в которой погребены останки людей, погибших и погребенных на монастырской территории в 1930–1940-х годах. На территории монастыря погребены архиепископ Могилевский и Мстиславский Максим († 27 февраля 2002) и игуменья Евгения (Волощук; † 26 июля 2009).
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