Udzela - is a village of Hlybokaye district, Vitebsk region of Belarus. The main attraction of the village Udzela is Franciscan Monastery. The centerpiece of the architectural ensemble of the monastery is the Catholic church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. This temple was built in 1791.

Monastery in the village Udzela includes besides the church also, and residential buildings of the early 19th-century, farm buildings from the late 19th century, a fence with several of brama and the bell tower, also built in the 19th century, and many contemporary sculptures and monuments. Around the church he stretched a lovely garden. The monastery is very picturesque and beautifully landscaped.

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In one commercial buildings of the monastery in the village of Udzela it has a unique scale and beauty of the actions of the Belarusian Batleika - ie a puppet show with a religious theme. Batleika this done by the monks and local children are not quite in the classic style, yet it is very entertaining. Batleika plot tells the story of Our Lady of the phenomenon in 1858 in France.

In the underground of church in the village Udzela there is photo exhibition about the Missionary Activity of the monks Franciscans worldwide. And in yet another economic package has another photo exhibition dedicated to different topics. The doors of the photo exhibitions in the daytime are usually open, and their visit is free. But the building where the unique Batleika usually closed, but at the request of the visitors are always ready to free the monks show visitors his unusual Batleika monastery.

The monastery complex with a church in the village Udzela is an architectural monument of the 18th century, a great historical and cultural value and an important landmark of Belarus. This monastery and the church attracts the attention of a large number of tourists and travelers. Through the village passes Udzela several popular tour itineraries. Also worth mentioning is that right in front of the church in the village Udzela a small shop where you can buy some food or other necessary traveling trivia.

Udzela

Udzela

Initially, the Franciscan Monastery in the village Udzela appeared in 1642. As mentioned, the wooden church was replaced by a majestic stone church in 1791. Later, in 1851 the monastery in the village of Udzela was closed by the authorities, and continued to operate only church. In 1949 the Soviet authorities closed down and the church. In 1989, the church in the village Udzela was returned to believers, after which the temple was restored. Finally in 2000, the Franciscan monks came back here in the village Udzela again organized a full-fledged monastery. After that, also restored some residential and farm housing, ennobled garden, installed sculptures and monuments, organized a photo exhibition and Batleika.

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Udzela