Myadel - an interesting city on the border of the Vitebsk and Minsk regions. It is successfully located surrounded by several lakes, including Lake Naroch (perhaps the most tourist destination in the country). There are also attractions here, among which stands out Church of Our Lady of the Scapular. The temple with a rich history and unusual architecture is located on the shores of Lake Myastro.

Church in the city of Myadel

Church in Myadel was built back in 1754 with the money and support of Anthony Koshchits (the then owner of Stary Myadel). The temple also included a monastery, which was intended for the monks of the Carmelite order.

Church Myadel

Church of Our Lady of the Scapular in Myadel

The architecture of the Myadel church is dominated by the architectural style of the late baroque, but there are also features of rococo.

Myadel church

It is known that most of the Carmelite monasteries were closed after the 1830 uprising. The temple in Myadel was no exception. So in 1832 the Myadel Carmelite monastery was abolished.

The building of the Carmelite monastery in Myadel

Near the church, the building of the residential building of the monastery has been preserved. On the second floor of which a statue of Jesus with a baby was seen:

Statue of Jesus with baby Myadel

Since 1834, on the territory of the temple of Our Lady of the Scapular, there was the Myadel maiden monastery, which belonged to the Uniate church. True, after 5 years the monastery became Orthodox.

Monastery in Myadel

Attractions Myadel Church

To the left of the entrance to the church is a small bell tower, which was built in the early 20th century.

Belfry in Myadel

Since 1921, Myadel has been part of Poland, which probably helped return the church buildings to Catholicism. In 1927, the monks of the Discalced Carmelite order returned to the monastery.

Order of the Carmelites in Myadel

In the middle of the Second World War, the church in Myadel was burned down, but the stone walls and the roof of the temple survived. Soviet times are coming, the local priest is sent into exile in Kazakhstan, and a peasant warehouse is located in the church. The church was returned to believers only in 1989 in a dilapidated form.

Church of Our Lady of the Scapular in Myadel

Today, the Church of Our Lady of the Scapular has been completely restored and is open to everyone. In 2019, an unusual discovery happened: the relics of several saints and a number of rare books were found within the walls of the temple.

What else to see near the city of Myadel? Look at our sightseeing map of Belarus.


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