The main attraction in the city Miory - is neogothic church in the very center. It began to be built at the beginning of the 20th century on the site of a wooden chapel, preserved from the time of the monastery of canons regular, which operated in Miory until 1832.

Miory, Vitebsk region

The exact date of completion of work on the temple - 1907 year. The church was solemnly consecrated in honor of Ascension of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Neo-Gothic Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Miory

Miory Church

The architecture of the temple is a vivid and popular example of neo-Gothic at the time of construction. The main façade is distinguished by two 3-tiered towers with high hipped tops. The towers, as well as the central part of the building, are decorated with lancet niches. The lower tier of the church has arched windows, and above the main entrance there is a rose window.

Miory church

Decoration of the Church of the Virgin Mary in Miory

The walls of the church are cut with stepped buttresses, which perform a rather decorative function.

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Quite an interesting detail in the architecture of this temple - sacristylocated to the left of the entrance. Its dimensions are comparable to the apse of the church.

Sacristy of the church

Inside the church is divided into three naves and really surprises with its rich decoration.

What does the church in Miory look like inside

Decorative elements of the church in Miory

In addition to the altars and the organ, pay attention to several ancient icons that are even older than the temple itself. These are the “Virgin of the Rosary”, “Joseph with the Child”, “Mother of God of Czestochowa”.

Miory Church photo inside

Sculptures in the Church of the Virgin Mary in Miory

Sculpture of St. Tadeusz in Miory

The main altar of the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Miory is made in neo-Gothic features.

Church altar in Miory

To the right of the entrance, in 2012, a sculpture-monument to Pope John Paul II was installed.

Miory district, Vitebsk region

Miory monument to Pope John Paul II

On the territory of the church there is another unusual sculpture from the side of the apse - this monument to the unborn child by Alexander Drants (famous sculptor from the Stolin region).

Monument to the unborn child of Miora

It was installed in 1994 with donations from parishioners.

Monument to the unborn child in Miory

Notice also the side wall of the temple. You can see the tombstone of the princes Svyatopolk-Mirsky, who owned estate Kamenopolye a few kilometers from Miory.

Foundation stone of the Church of the Virgin Mary in Miory

In the post-war period, the Miory church was closed for a short time and adapted for a grain warehouse. It is rather surprising that the temple was returned to believers already in 1956 - this is rather an exceptional case. A year later, the church was re-consecrated.

Miory, Vitebsk region, Belarus

The church in Miory is almost always open to those who wish, located on Kirov street.

If you are in these parts, I recommend visiting the Yelnya nature reserve and one of the oldest swamps in Europe. At the same time, I advise you to go to Idolta, where the chapel-tomb of the times of Milose.

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