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Tour Zhirovichi Holy Dormition Monastery - Slonim

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Route: MinskSlonimMinsk
Distance: 435 km
Duration: 12:00 hour
Kind: Bus-Walking tours
Language of training: Russian

Slonim is a city whose history is preserved by ancient temples and monasteries. It is a city that attracts to itself the beauty and comfort of the streets, which rise on the shore of Shchara and Issa. At every step here you will meet with the past. Due to the large number of attractions Slonim is compared to North Athens. And just 10 km from the city the place is truly amazing - the Zhirovichi Holy Assumption Monastery with the oldest miraculous icon and font.

The excursion program

The excursion program - Zhirovichi Holy Dormition Monastery - Slonim

  • Gathering the group
    Gathering the group
  • Moving
    Moving in Slonim (200 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction Slonim church of St. Andrew the Apostle (visual inspection)
    In the middle of the 18th century, slightly in a distance from the historic center, the fine church was built – its shape strikes guests with richness of finishing and plasticity of forms. The towers located at an angle, numerous niches and graceful lines betray to the temple special charm. Having passed through destructions, use under warehouses of a pickles and restoration – he everything also gracefully welcomes inhabitants and guests of Slonim.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Slonim Benedictine monastery (visual inspection)
    Benedictines – the oldest Catholic monastic order founded in the 6th century. They live in work and a prayer and train representatives of the "secular" world – more often it is girls from the shlyakhetskikh of families. In Slonim the monastery the benediktinok has been based by the wife of the Smolensk substeward. Nuns have come from the liquidated Smolensk monastery and were called as the Smolensk exiles. How their fate in Slonim was? You learn about it during the excursion.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Slonim Choral synagogue (visual inspection)
    Slonim synagogue is one of the oldest surviving synagogues in Belarus. The architectural dominant of the old shopping area organically combines the defensive character and graceful baroque facades. Of particular interest is the well-preserved interior: the bima - an elevation for holding religious rituals - with ancient frescoes on the dome, stucco, painted or covered with gilding. The murals on the walls of the synagogue tell about the centuries-old Jewish culture.
  • Lunch
    At the request of the group, a complex dinner can be organized in Slonim or free time is provided for lunch in the refectory of the Zhirovichi Holy Assumption Monastery.
  • Moving
    Moving in Zhirovichi (10 km)
    Zhirovichi is the spiritual center of the country, where people come not only to see the magnificent decoration, unique architecture, but also for a miracle, in the hope of healing. Many wonderful stories tell about Zhirovichi monastery. People are looking for salvation from spiritual maladies flock here hoping to find an answer to the most intimate questions, come with a nod to the miraculous icon, which is considered one of the most revered shrines of the Orthodox world.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Holy Dormition Monastery Zhirovichi
    In the middle of the 15th century of the shepherdess among dense branches of a wild pear noticed a bright luminescence – found a small image of the Mother of God here and brought to the owner... Many miracles happened to image before the boyar Soltan built the monastery here. Now the life-giving image of a small icon enters one hundred most esteemed shrines of the orthodox world. For 500 years the Zhirovichsky Sacred and Uspensky monastery is Orthodoxy stronghold on the Belarusian lands. An excursion on the main center of the Belarusian Orthodoxy and the architectural complex of 17-18 centuries, largest in the country, and an okunaniye in a font traditionally accompany a trip to Zhirovichi.
  • Moving
    Moving in Minsk (225 km)
  • The end of the tour

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