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Saint Sophia Cathedral

Zamkovaya St., 1, Polotsk, Belarus
+375 214 42-53-40
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Little, but good

There is a museum inside (closed on Mondays), a parking down the hill, and a good view on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dziyana K
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Minsk, Belarus
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Is this place for tourists???

Visiting time strictly limited by 17:00. Then they lock all doors and do not let anyone in. Really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andis L
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  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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1 week ago
“Little, but good”
2 weeks ago
“Is this place for tourists???”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Zamkovaya St., 1, Polotsk, Belarus
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+375 214 42-53-40
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a museum inside (closed on Mondays), a parking down the hill, and a good view on the river. Also some monuments around the cathedral.

Thank Dziyana K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting time strictly limited by 17:00. Then they lock all doors and do not let anyone in. Really strange habit which I have already seen in one museum in form of "sanitary day"....

Thank Andis L
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The area is very cosy and quiet, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, view is of Dvina river is breathtaking. The building looks majestic from outside but that's it. There is absolutely nothing to see inside, it actully looks like a very poor museum. If you go...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Then church which is not functioning as a church, but as a concert hall. It's nice, but by far less impressive then we expected. The cellars in which the foundations can be seen are nice to walk through, but not very impressive. All by all...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Interesting to visit and unusually for Belarus most of the information signs have an English translation. Not the most visually stunning Cathedral but of great historical importance to the people of Polotsk. The little shop sells a good book (with english translation) that explains the...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2016

Visited this cathedral on my last day in Belarus. Was told that this is similar to those in Russia and Ukraine but it was not so. Its has some good artifacts inside but I would say it doesn't have much to offer.

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Reviewed 12 October 2014

This church was rebuilt after a gunpowder explosion in the 18th century. Unfortunately the interior is disappointing although the excavations somewhat compensate the loss of historical value. The sight is very nice on the river Dvina.

Thank Lodewijk S
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