Uspensky Cathedral, Vitebsk

4.9
See the biggest bell in Belarus, weighing 4,716 kg (5.2 tons), in a belfry of Uspensky Cathedral. The first cathedral was erected in the 18th century on the site of a smaller church and much earlier pagan shrine. It was destroyed and rebuilt many times. Climb to the observation deck to get an aerial view of the city. On the north wall of the cathedral, you'll discover a memorial plate dedicated to people whose remains were found on site during the restoration works. They were most likely victims of the Soviet secret police or the Gestapo. The remains are buried near the church. Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus consecrated the new cathedral in 2011. Put Uspensky Cathedral at the forefront of your travel plans using our Vitebsk visit planner.
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  • Loved the cathedral. We arrived in the city quite early and did not get inside. But you can look at the cathedral for a long time, especially from the bridge over West Dvina.
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  • After the restoration the cathedral definitely became a symbol of the city. The grounds offer a delightful view of the city. But the ascent for the strong spirit)) leads to the cathedral a very interesting staircase. Inside is very beautiful and majestic. Even the unbelievers are worth a visit.
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