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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

ul. Koscielna 2, Bialystok 15-087, Poland
+48 85 741 58 90
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Beautiful!

This is a beautiful cathedral in the Renaissance style with three naves and 2 towers. The church... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
GLaSota
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Cheektowaga, New York
Huge neo-Ghotic annex from 1905

Russian Orthodox Czar Nicholas II (later shot dead along with his family during the Russian... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Robert937
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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ul. Koscielna 2, Bialystok 15-087, Poland
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

This is a beautiful cathedral in the Renaissance style with three naves and 2 towers. The church was built under communism as a devotion to “adding” on a room to the existing White Church next door! When Pope John Paul II visited the church he...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Russian Orthodox Czar Nicholas II (later shot dead along with his family during the Russian revolution) gave Roman Catholics in Bialystok permission to build this church as an annex to their existing building (still visible in white). The believers took the opportunity to build this...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

The most important church in Bialystok I guess. Magnificent and very beautiful building. We visited it on 31th of May when there was service for all the citizens.

Thank Marili K
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Beautiful church, but beautiful and majestic churches are thousands in Poland alone. What was fascinating to us was the history how the church was built. The permit application for this church was submitted to the Tsar of Russia, and after many many years of nothing,...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Another solid example of Białystok's sacral buildings. Provides a great background for Kościuszko Market Square. While you will definitely visit more majestic / cute / unusual / whatever churches during your trips, it would be a mistake not to enter.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The gorgeous Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is surely one of the city's dominant attractions which is worth to visit.

Thank Libor N
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Huge neogothic building serving the citizens of Bialystok and Podlasie.The interior includes many memorial plates, including comemorating Wilno and AK units that fought there. Nice to see young couples picking Holy Fire to bring home before Christmas.

Thank U9214GDjohn
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Just go inside, when the church is almost empty. Look around you and you will see the beauty of its kind. Calmness and creativity are hosts in there.

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nice church, very centrally located. It is one of the key points in Bialystok. The inside is also beautiful.

1  Thank Ana L
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Though Bialystok is famous for its churches but this one on particular is a treat to watch. An exceptionally great piece of architecture. Good to take pictures as memoir.

Thank End to End C
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