Monuments neogothic architecture on the territory of modern Belarus enough. The vast majority of which are churches late 19th - first half of the 20th century, but there are also estates and tombs. This article has collected 10 interesting and colorful templesmade in architectural style neogothic.
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Vidzy
Where is: urban settlement Vidzy, Vitebsk region
Built: 1914 year
In some sources, there is another name - Trinity Church. In front of you is a temple with 2 multi-stage towers, a jagged pediment, vimperg, buttresses and pinnacles - all the attributes of neo-Gothic temple architecture. It is believed that in terms of height this church is the main competitor of Gervyatsky and probably takes an honorable second place.
Church of St. Casimir in Lipnishki
Where is: in the agricultural town Lipnishki, Ivye district, Grodno region
Date of construction: 1910 (there are versions that it was completed only in 1927)
A one-tower temple, lined with square granite slabs, which adds to the architecture of the very medieval romance, which just personifies neo-Gothic.
Church of the Holy Dormition in the agricultural town of Sarya
Where to look: agro-town Sarya, Vitebsk region
built: 1857 (initially the Church of the Virgin Mary, and since 1865 - the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
Remembering the neo-Gothic style, you would not expect to see an Orthodox church on the list, especially such an unusual shape and without traditional onion cupolas. In fact, the reason is simple - initially Saryevsky temple It was built as a family burial vault for the Lopatinskys. However, after the suppression of the uprising of 1863, the building was transferred to the bosom of the Orthodox Church.
Peter and Paul Church in Starye Vasilishki
Where is: Starye Vasilishki village, Shchuchinsky district, Grodno region
date: 1903 year
Church in Starye Vasilishki interesting not only for its external appearance (which is really rich in neo-Gothic elements, which are worth as many as three vimpergas), but also for its interior decoration. In addition to numerous sculptures in the left nave, you can even see an artificial “cave”.
Trinity Church in Shilovichi
Where is: agro-town Shilovichi, Volkovysk district, Grodno region
Built: 1914 year
This bosom for many years claimed the title of the highest church in Belarus (probably takes 3rd place). The architecture is dominated by a massive tower with four tiers, each with its own unique decorative elements.
Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Rozhanka
Where is the: agro-town Rozhanka, Shchuchinsky district, Grodno region
When was it built: the oldest temple in this collection is 1674. True, it acquired its neo-Gothic appearance only after a major restructuring in 1827.
Petropavlovsk church in Rozhanka often called the first building on the territory of Belarus in the neo-Gothic architectural style. As you know, it is almost impossible to confirm or refute this hypothesis.
Temple of Our Lady of Rozhentsova in the agricultural town of Peski
Where is: agro-town Peski, Mostovsky district, Grodno region
Built: 1918 year
Though this catholic church and has a rather modest size, but its shape resembles a small medieval castle. The unusual decoration of the walls, made of rubble stone, gives a special flavor to the building.
Church of the Holy Trinity in the town of Zelva
Place: urban settlement Zelva, Grodno region
date: 1913 year
Zelvinsky church - this is a real masterpiece of neo-Gothic architecture in Belarus: high towers with a hipped roof, a complex pitched roof, full-wall lancet windows - only a small part of the list of elements worth paying attention to.
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Church of St. John in Grodno
Where can you see: Grodno
When was it built: 1873 (building rebuilt in 1912)
Grodno church not only an interesting example of neo-gothic architecture, but also a rare monument for our country. There are very few surviving buildings of Lutheran churches in Belarus (there are three of them, but only the church in Grodno is active).
Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary in Skidel
Where is: Skidel
Built: 1870 year
Skidelsky church It was originally built as a family burial vault of the Chetvertinsky family, which is why it has such compact dimensions. The temple is made of red brick (the most popular material for neo-Gothic architecture), single-nave with two round bell towers.
Of course, this list of temples and striking examples of neo-Gothic can be continued. The Trinity Church in Gervyaty is deliberately not added here, which is known to everyone who travels even a little around Belarus. This temple has already managed to find people's love, as well as the title of the most beautiful church in the country.