Hlybokaye - is a town of Vitebsk region of Belarus, the administrative center of the Hlybokaye district. The main attractions are the two Hlybokaye temple, forming a very remarkable architectural ensemble - Catholic church of the Holy Trinity and the Orthodox cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, located near in the historic city center and looks very similar to each other. One of these churches - Trinity Catholic church, built in the city Hlybokaye in 1782 and substantially rebuilt in 1908. It should be noted that the reconstruction of the early 20th century did not affect the main facade of the church, which has been preserved from the 18th century. This church in the city Hlybokaye is large enough, beautiful and memorable appearance and fits perfectly into the surrounding landscape. Holy Trinity Church in the city Hlybokaye well preserved and is an important architectural monument of the 18th century.

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

Another temple - this is Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This temple in the city Hlybokaye was founded in 1639 and has long been the Catholic church of the Monastery of Carmelite. In 1865, after the defeat of the uprising, in which the monks took an active part, a Catholic monastery was abolished, and after some time the church was reconstructed into orthodox church. This explains its unusual for churches appearance and similarity to Trinity Catholic church, located nearby.

The building of the future cathedral in Hlybokaye several times (in 1735, 1885, 1908) rebuilt. In 1908 restructuring of the temple erected a large wooden dome that can be seen in old photographs. Unfortunately, the dome and the upper tiers of the towers burned down in 1944. Today remain only two towers adorn the main facade of the church, the two remaining towers only partially restored. The dome was not restored at all.

Dawn has a beautiful front of the temple with a fence. Next to the cathedral in the city Hlybokaye preserved as one of the three monastic buildings of the 18th century. Temple in the city of Hlybokaye completely renovated monastery building next to it, unfortunately, is not yet restored. This cathedral is a very valuable architectural monument of the 17th century, it is in the architecture of the temple for the first time received the earliest expression of the Baroque school of Vilna on the territory of Belarus. Also, in addition to other features of the architecture of the temple, it is necessary to underline the fact that it has four towers - a very rare admission not only for Belarus, but for the whole of Europe. In addition, the temples of the 17th century is not so often seen in our country. As you can see, this church is really very beautiful and has a considerable size.

Interesting Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the town of Hlybokaye and its dungeons. Several centuries of its cellars were underground burial place for monks, and here rested the remains of the monastery fundator Joseph Korsak. In 1831 Carmelite monks supported the uprising broke out then, so the cave was a place to store weapons arsenal, the treatment of the wounded and shelter for rebels. During World War II served as a prison dungeon for prisoners of "Russian Liberation Army of Rodionov", which fought on the side of the enemy. After the war, a warehouse cannery located in the dungeons, and the temple itself continued to function.

Yet many different mysterious events happened in the dungeons of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the course of numerous wars and uprisings that took place on this earth during the long history of the temple. There is also a legend that under the central part of the city Hlybokaye has an extensive network of underground tunnels, which in particular connects the underground cathedral and Catholic church in the center of the city and the former Uniate monastery, located at a distance of 3 kilometers from the center on the outskirts of Hlybokaye in the former its suburb, which was called Berezveche, and today part of the city limits Hlybokaye (this monastery below). In the study of underground cathedral this legend even indirect evidence were found. In any case, such a legend in themselves are part of the cultural heritage of the country, so they also need to save.

Trinity Catholic church and the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary in the city Hlybokaye are important attractions Belarus. These temples attracted the attention of many tourists, travelers and pilgrims. Through the city passes Hlybokaye a number of popular tour itineraries.

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

The city Hlybokaye there are a few interesting sights. Firstly, it is already mentioned monastery building of the 18th century located next to the cathedral. In this case the monastery in 1812, Napoleon stayed. In 1831 here was placed the commission of the military court, chaired by ants. After the elimination of the monastery in 1865, the building was handed over to the state and to perform various administrative functions. But during the Second World War in the former Carmelite monastery in the city housed Hlybokaye division of the Russian national team SS under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Gil-Rodionov. In Soviet times, the former monastery building used by local creamery, and today they are in ruins and destroyed slowly.

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

Another interesting attraction of the city Hlybokaye is a small Catholic chapel of St. Elias, built in the local cemetery in 1804. Today, this small church is conserved and is in a strong but closed. Next to the chapel there is also a memorial column in honor of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the May 3, 1791. This monument was voluntarily restored in the 1930s, a group of locals and quite well preserved. Monuments of this event is very small, there are just a few examples in Belarus, and in view of the historical destiny of Belarus, is quite surprising that some of them have reached our time. So, anyway, this is a unique monument.

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

Another attraction of the city Hlybokaye is a complex of buildings of the former Uniate Basilian monastery, located on the outskirts of the city in its former Hlybokaye suburb called Berezveche, which today is part of the city. Most of the buildings belong to this monastery dates back to the 18th century. The church, which was part of the monastery, also built in the mid 18th century in Vilna baroque broken until 1960. The surviving buildings of the monastery now is a prison, and access to it is closed. In recent times, not far from the complex of buildings of the former monastery, the new female Orthodox monastery was founded, which is the historical tradition called monastery of Berezveche.

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

In addition, the city Hlybokaye there is a certain amount of interesting historical buildings, most of which dates from the late 19th, early 20th century. These buildings are part of the historic buildings of the city Hlybokaye, and now, as before, are mainly used for commercial or administrative needs, or for housing.

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

In 1921, after the Treaty of Riga, Hlybokaye became part of Poland. Until September 17, 1939 in the city were laid out new streets, built up with sturdy brick and wooden houses, many of which have survived and are still used today. The author of the construction of new streets Hlybokaye in those years is a Polish architect, professor Julius Kloss, who is considered the founder of the «zakopane» style, in which both made some of the buildings constructed at that time in the city Hlybokaye.

Hlybokaye

City Hlybokaye situated in a very picturesque location, right around the city and its boundaries is just five lakes. Many of these lakes are equipped place for leisure travelers. Also, in the city Hlybokaye so many different interesting monuments and sculptures. In addition, the city Hlybokaye, of course, has all the necessary infrastructure, including hotels, cafes and restaurants, shopping malls, ATMs and more. These facts very successfully complement the beautiful tourist town atmosphere Hlybokaye and architectural attractions, and make this city a very attractive destination for leisure travelers and tourists.

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

Hlybokaye

 

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