Border agricultural town of Druya - this is a real treasure trove for lovers of trips to Belarus. Despite its compact size, the place is rich in history and sights. True, it should be noted right away that after the destruction of the 20th century, many objects have come down to us in a destroyed form. So, for example, it happened with Peter and Paul Church, the end of the 18th century, which is only reminded of ruins of the bell tower.

Ruins of the bell tower in Druya

This temple was originally built as a Uniate one and in its architecture it had bright features of the late baroque style, where a two-tiered tower was the dominant feature. Its ruins can be seen today.

The ruins of the tower in the agricultural town of Druya

Where was the church in Druya

After the Uniatism was liquidated, the building was given to the Orthodox parish. Probably at that time the temple was partially rebuilt, since old photographs of the first half of the 20th century show that almost the entire volume of the church is the belfry.

What did the Peter and Paul Church in Druya ​​look like?
snapshot of 1929

During the Second World War, the building was partially destroyed, after which it was no longer used. Over time, only the ruins of the walls remained from the bell tower.

Ruins of the bell tower in Druya

In the two photographs below, taken before 1939, you can see how the entrance to the tower was located and where the street passed.

Attractions Druya

What did the Peter and Paul Church in Druya ​​look like?

Around 2015, scaffolding appeared near the walls of the former church of Saints Peter and Paul and hope for conservation. Unfortunately, the work has not been started.

Ruins of a church in Druya, Vitebsk region

In Soviet times, a brick shed was built almost close to the tower. Ironically, the houses to which these warehouses belong are already abandoned.

The ruins of the Uniate church in the agricultural town of Druya

Druya ​​Bell Tower

The ruins of the church are on Zheleznodorozhnaya street, almost in the center of Druya. Below is the location on the map:

The main and most interesting attraction of the agro-town is the unique Trinity Church with the building of the Bernardine monastery. On the way to Druya, I advise you to stop by Idolta, where you can see chapel-tomb of Milose и unusual church.


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