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Type: Katolik churches Style: Renaissance Date of Foundation: 1599 - 1605 yy Status: The international value Republic of Belarus, Grodno region, Korelichi district, Mir, Krasnoarmeyskaya street

St.Nicholas сhurch is a monument of Belarusian architecture of the XVI-XVII centuries. It is located in Mir - a small town in Belarus. As some resources suggest, the construction of the church was financed by Duke Nikolai Radziwill Sirotka - a statesman and a military man of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Approximately in 1605 St.Nicholas сhurch opened its doors to believers.

The temple is situated on the central square of a small Belarusian town, on the place where a wooden church was built in 1587. After nearly a century the building was reconstructed, and in 1865 it was transformed into a church.

St.Nicholas church is a stone, three-nave basilica with three towers. There is a powerful tower-belfry with four levels on the entrance to the church from a side where a central squire of Mir is located. It has a pyramidal broach roof and a square base. Under the apse of the church there is the crypt with 30 tombs.

Rebels were gathering in St. Nicholas church in 1863 to prepare for the future rebellion. This fact mostly determined the fate of the Catholic church. After the defeat of the uprising, the royal government turned the temple into the Orthodox church. During the Great Patriotic War the church was closed. Only nearly half a century later the Catholic church started functioning.

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Address Republic of Belarus, Grodno region, Korelichi district, Mir, Krasnoarmeyskaya street GPS Google: 53.452765′ N, 26.465492′ E