Saint Euphrosyne Monastery, Polotsk

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Architectural Building · Religious Site
See a replica of the famous cross of St. Euphrosyne--a national symbol lost during World War II. The six-armed golden cross, decorated with enamel and precious stones, served as an ark for the storage of Christian relics. The monastery bears the name of its patron--the daughter of a prince of Polotsk and one of the 15 patron saints of Belarus. Learn about the life of this 12th-century nun who built churches, transcribed books, promoted literacy, and sponsored art. The remains of St. Euphrosyne were transferred from Kiev to this monastery, which she founded in 1910. The monastery also features a late-19th-century neo-Byzantine cathedral. Put Saint Euphrosyne Monastery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Polotsk trip planner.
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  • This monastry looks fantastic from the outside and I was told the inside is at least as impressive but it was closed for renovation and only open for service when was there. Still the stroll around...  more »
  • I was here with a large group, although we were told we could get a guided tour it was not the case, moreover, a number of interesting attractions are either going renovation or have been displaced...  more »

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