Among the lesser known and not the most popular sightseeing in Polotsk you can pick out the old Lutheran cemetery with a chapel. The place is located far from the central part of the city and will be more interesting for those who have been to the oldest city more than once Belarus.
The Lutheran Church existed in Polotsk since the end of the 18th century (stone church preserved), so the presence of such a cemetery is quite logical. Among the burials there are also quite old ones, which date back to the first half of the 19th century. In addition to Lutheran, there are also Jewish graves, but the vast majority are Orthodox.
The chapel-tomb now serves as a gatehouse-pantry, and almost nothing is known about its history.
The building has pronounced features of neoclassical architecture, the main entrance is highlighted by a small portico with two columns.
Along the perimeter, the chapel is framed by a beautiful cornice with complex decorative elements. The red brick walls are decorated with false columns.
The Red Cemetery has several graves with busts and historical heritage status. This is a monument to the Hero of the Soviet Union Zinaida Tusnolobova-Marchenko и Izgutt Aitykov.
The Polotsk cemetery is located on Gagarin Street, the mark on the map is on the Lutheran chapel.