2012-07-18

BY-111814 - Cathedral of The Holy Spirit in Minsk


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BY-111814 sent by "Mary-sunny"

A great painting from The Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk.

"Formerly a Roman Catholic Church and Bernadine convent, it was built according to the Vilnius Baroque style. Laid in 1642 and completed in the 18th century, the cathedral is a valuable monument of Old Minsk. Six columns divide the inner room into three naves. The mid nave, traditional for basilica-type temples, is considerably wider and higher than the lateral ones. The iconostasis has a number of marvelous icons including the Our Lady wonder-making icon that miraculously appeared on the Svisloch bank back in 1500." In: Minsk Info
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