Razhanka - is a large village of Shchuchyn district, Grodno region of Belarus. The main attraction of the village of Razhanka is the Catholic church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, which was built here, apparently, in 1674. But there is also a version that this temple was built even earlier, namely in the 16th century, and as a Protestant church. In this version, 1674 is the year of the solemn consecration of the church as a Catholic. In any case, the church in the village of Razhanka is very old. The Catholic church was built of brick, and, according to some reports, empty bottles and other utensils were placed in some places in the temple walls for better acoustics.

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The Catholic church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in the village of Razhanka was significantly rebuilt in 1827. Reconstruction was significant enough and led to the fact that the temple acquired a neo-Gothic look. According to some reports, as a result of this reconstruction, the Catholic church in the village of Razhanka became the first neo-Gothic building on the territory of modern Belarus. In particular, it was then that the main facade was completely redesigned and lined with rubble stone. In the center of the main facade there was a round window in the form of a rose, and above it appeared a decorative ornament and a pediment, in the middle decorated with a stucco coat of arms. The Catholic church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in the village of Razhanka was closed in 1960 and converted into a warehouse and a wholesale store. In 1989, the temple was returned to the Catholic Church. Then, after a short repair, in 1990 the church in the village of Razhanka was re-consecrated. At the moment, the temple remains operational, it is fully restored and maintained in excellent condition.

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The Catholic church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in the village of Razhanka is very small and quite ordinary by many criteria. However, the main facade of the temple is very beautiful, remarkable and original. Not only the stucco coat of arms and a wide ornamental belt are applied to the natural stone, which is faced with the facade wall, but also a sophisticated pattern of vertical and horizontal white lines. Thanks to such an elegant architectural design of the main facade, the Catholic church in the village of Razhanka significantly stands out from other churches in Belarus, while it looks very interesting, attractive and even catchy, and also forever remains in the memory of tourists and travelers. Due to its considerable age and unusual appearance, the church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in the village of Razhanka really attracts the attention of many tourists and travelers. The Catholic church in the village of Razhanka is an architectural monument of the 17th century, historical and cultural value and an important attraction of Belarus.

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There are other attractions in the village of Razhanka. For example, the Orthodox church of St. Nicholas, which in the 2000s was rebuilt from the synagogue, which was originally built at the beginning of the 20th century. Also worthy of special mention is the building of the railway station, which was built here at the beginning of the 20th century. There are also fragments of the estate complex in the village of Razhanka, among which the stabling of the 19th century is best preserved. Also preserved are several other buildings of the late 19th century, which can be attributed to the ordinary historical buildings of the village. And finally, in the village of Razhanka there is also a very remarkable roadside chapel of the 19th century. Razhanka village also has all the elements of basic infrastructure, such as shops, bank branches, post offices and so on. Thus, the unique church, numerous small sights and architectural monuments, as well as decent infrastructure and good transport accessibility turn this large village into a very interesting destination for tourists and travelers, and form a wonderful tourist atmosphere here.

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Sketches of Napoleon Orda, Razhanka:

Sketches of Napoleon Orda, Razhanka