Kramianica - is a village of Zel’va district, Grodno region of Belarus. The main attraction of the village of Kramianica is the Catholic church of St. George. This ancient temple was built of brick and stone from 1617 to 1620. The architectural style of the church in the village of Kramianica is a renaissance. In the second half of the 18th century a narthex in the style of classicism was added to the temple. The rest of the church retained its original appearance and the spirit of antiquity. The venerable age of the temple makes the St. George Catholic church a very valuable architectural monument of the 17th century. The temple is very picturesquely located on a small hill. In addition to the church itself, the architectural ensemble of the temple in the village of Kramianica also includes a small bell tower built in the second half of the 18th century.

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The area around the Catholic church is surrounded by a fence, which was built in the 19th century from natural stone. This fence is decorated with many sculptures and other decorative elements. The central entrance to the temple is decorated with a massive brama (gate) with bells. A rather large adjoining territory belongs to the Catholic church in the village of Kramianica, and this whole territory is very beautifully landscaped. Here, on a hillside, picturesquely located many small architectural forms: benches, bridges, small arches, sculptures. Many of these elements are made of natural stone. There is also an alley paved with natural stone, which leads to the main entrance to the temple.

Kramianica

As a result, the old church of St. George, the bell tower, picturesque gate and fence, as well as a beautifully landscaped area with many small decorations, which also fit in very well with the landscape, form a fascinating architectural ensemble in the village of Kramianica, which is worthy of close attention tourists and travelers.

Kramianica

We mention the main events from the history of the Catholic church of St. George in the village of Kramianica. So, this temple was erected at the beginning of the 17th century and at the time of construction was part of the monastery, which was founded and built here simultaneously with the church. After the suppression of the uprising of 1830-31, most of the Catholic monasteries on the territory of modern Belarus ceased to function. A similar fate befell in 1832 the monastery in the village of Kramianica. After that, the Catholic church became an ordinary parish church. The temple passed through the numerous wars and revolutions that shook the Belarusian land relatively safely, and is well preserved to our time. Currently, the Catholic church of St. George in the village of Kramianica is in excellent condition, it is an active church, an important historical and cultural monument and a very valuable attraction of Belarus.

Kramianica

Kramianica

Kramianica

Kramianica

Kramianica

In addition to the church in the village of Kramianica, another interesting attraction, a valuable architectural and cultural monument, has been preserved. At the local cemetery, in direct view from the church, on a nearby hill, there is a chapel. This chapel was built in the second half of the 19th century from natural stone. For tourists and travelers visiting this chapel may also be interesting in that it offers the best panoramic view of the entire architectural complex of the Catholic church in the village of Kramianica.

Kramianica

Kramianica

Kramianica

Kramianica

Kramianica

Kramianica

Kramianica