В Shilovichi village there is one of the highest temples in Belarus, which can even compete with Trinity Church in Gervyaty. Its height is about 55 meters (Gervyatsky temple - 61 meters). Church in Shilovichi dated 1914 year, and work on its construction was carried out for a long 8 years.

Church of the Holy Trinity in Shilovichi

In terms of its architecture, the Trinity Church is a representative of Neo-Gothic monuments. Made of red brick with a large abundance of decorative elements. It consists of one four-tiered tower, a 3-sided apse and two sacristies.

Neo-Gothic Church of the Holy Trinity in Shilovichi

Neo-Gothic of Belarus

The Catholic parish in the village of Shilovichi has been known in history since 1511 years. At the beginning of the 17th century, a wooden church was built here, with the money of the then owner of the town - Krishtof Veselovsky. A little later, in 1642, the Veselovskys transferred their estate to Brigid monastery from Grodno.

Church in Shilovichi photo inside

The Shilovichi church surprises not only with its architecture, but also with its interior. The naves of the temples are divided by lancet arched openings, and the walls are decorated with carved wooden panels.

Church Shilovichi photo

Temple in Shilovichi inside

According to rumors, rebels who participated in the battles of 1863 were secretly buried in the dungeons of this temple.

Neogothic stained glass, architecture

It is interesting that the stone temple was not built on the spot, but in the neighborhood of its predecessor, and the parishioners donated money for its construction (10 rubles each). The very first wooden church (1600) stood in Shilovichi until 1926 years.

Neo-Gothic churches in Belarus

Neo-Gothic elements and color scheme in the design deserve special attention. White-painted niches, cornices and buttresses are beautifully combined with red brick.

Neo-Gothic architecture of Belarus

Shilovichi sacristy

There are several ancient burials and small sculptures on the pre-temple territory.

Shilovichi eagle

Shilovichi are equally distant from Big Berestovitsy and Volkovysk (about 15 kilometers each). The Trinity Church is the dominant of the whole village, it is clearly visible even at the entrance.

There are many interesting churches in these parts: Gniezno, Zelvinsky, Replinsky and Mstibovsky.

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