Not far from Ilya and the Vileika reservoir, there is agro-town Vyazyn. This place has been known since the 15th century, from the moment when the prince of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Casimir IV gave him Ivan Kuchuk - to the great Lithuanian marshal. Vyazyn repeatedly passed from one owner to another. And in 1808, the new owner of the estate became Vikenty Gechan-Getsevich and built a family estate in Vyazyn. A hundred years later, in 1908, next to the estate was built chapel-tomb of the Getseviches.

Soon the chapel was consecrated in honor of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary and it became a church. Neo-Gothic shrine is included in the list of historical and cultural values Belarus.

The facade of the building is completed with a hipped bell tower, and a clear symmetry can be traced in the forms.

Church in Vyazyn

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Rubble stone was the basis of the temple, which has well preserved its original appearance. Tall windows also indicate the neo-gothic style. The church is a branch Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ in Ilya.

After the war, with the advent of Soviet power, the church in Vyazyn was closed.

vyazyn church

The place where they came to pray was at different times a warehouse, a museum, and even a local club. Fortunately, after the collapse of the USSR, the church was returned to the Catholic Church. Since 1993, its restoration has been carried out, and after that the temple was opened for parishioners.

Churches of Belarus Vyazyn

The church is also interesting because it is one of the smallest temples of Belarus. Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary on the map:

There is another historical object in Vyazyn - Church of the Intercession. And 12 km from the agricultural town, in Obodovtsakh, you can see the ruins of the Bogdanovichi estate and 19th century chapel.

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