Village with a sonorous name Belogrud located 15 kilometers from the city Lida. It has been mentioned in chronicles since the first half of the 16th century, when the estate belonged to the Zawisze family. The Catholic parish was organized at the beginning of the 17th century, and in 1609 the first wooden church was founded. Almost 2 centuries later it will be rebuilt; in history it will remain as Church of Saint Michael the Archangel.

Church in Belogrud

Belogruda church

To the construction of stone church in the village of Belogruda started at the very beginning of the 20th century. The result of five years of work was a unique neo-Romanesque church with neo-Gothic elements, completed in 1907.

Belogrud

The name was retained from its wooden predecessor, on the site of which the modern church was built - Belogrudsky Church of St. Michael the Archangel.

Neo-Romanesque church in Belarus

Church in the village of Belogruda

The temple is located in an ancient cemetery, which is surrounded by a stone fence. It is interesting that all burials and graves form an arc around the church, you will not often see such order and symmetry.

Belogruda cemetery

Another noteworthy point: on the edge of the cemetery, a wooden chapel has been preserved, which is older than the Belohrudsk church. The exact date of construction is unknown, approximately the middle of the 19th century.

Chapel of Belogrud

The chapel has retained its authentic tiles, and in old photographs you can even see what the old church looked like.

Old church in Belogrud
zdymak zrobleny da 1910, krynica: be-tarask.wikipedia

Chapel in Belogrud

The fate of the church during the Soviet period is vague, but information is often found that the temple was not closed at all, but from the mid-70s received the status of an architectural monument.

Today the temple in Belogrud is operational and open to everyone, below is the point with the location of the object on the map:

If you are planning a trip to Grodno, then try to look into this place, the church will definitely not disappoint you! There is quite a lot nearby unusual windmill и Mavrosov estate in Tarnovo. More sights of Belarus on the map.

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