A unique monument of architecture has been preserved in Polotsk - church (Lutheran church). Now there is a local history museum. The history of the Polotsk Lutheran community begins in the second half of the 18th century, when the first wooden church was built in 1775. The stone version was built much later. Some sources state 1888 yearin others 1912 year.

Polotsk church

If there are enough questions with the date of construction, then it is known exactly when the Lutheran church was closed - 1924 year. After that, there was a warehouse for storing grain in the temple, and then a cinema even worked for a short time.

Church in Polotsk

After the end of World War II, the church was converted into a museum.

Former church in Polotsk

The architecture of the church is interesting and has striking features of both neo-gothic and pseudo-gothic. The dominating place is occupied by a four-tiered tower in two tiers, decorated with cornices. The entrance to the church is framed by a lancet portal, the walls are highlighted by buttresses, and pinnacles are placed around the perimeter of the entire building.

Kirkha Polotsk

A one-story administrative building is attached to the main volume. Probably when it was built, the apse of the church was changed to a simpler rectangular shape.

Sights of Polotsk Church

Where was the church in Polotsk

It will be easy to find this place, the church is located in the historical part Polotskclose to other attractions. The museum is open from 10:00 to 17:00, closed on Mondays; address: Nizhne-Pokrovskaya street, 11, below the mark on the map:

Another monument associated with the Lutheran Church is the ancient cemetery and tomb. A few steps from the church is located Sophia Cathedral и Jesuit collegium.

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