One of the most remarkable places of Belarus is the main city square in Grenoble, which is an amazing Francis Xavier Cathedral. It is a unique architectural creation belongs to the late 17th or early 18th century. In ancient times it was a huge complex, which included educational institutions, library, College, chemist's and many other objects. He occupied a large area of land was the richest in the whole of the Commonwealth. Outstanding monument of architecture of the Belarusian land rises up 50 meters and consists of three tiered facade with two magnificent towers, bell towers.
The construction of the great Church took almost a quarter of a century. He was covered in 1705. This Grand event took place in the presence of Tsar Peter 1 and the Polish king August 2. At the beginning of the facade of the Cathedral was quite simple, had no architectural grace inherent in, at that time, very popular in Baroque style.
Luxurious interior the interior has absorbed the art of painting of extraordinary beauty, architectural, plastics, painting and sculpture. The most important element of Farny Church is the altar, consisting of more than forty different sculptures. In 2006 there was a fire, two sculptures of the altar was completely destroyed and some were badly burned. At the expense of donations in 2009, has begun active work on the restoration of the altar, and in 2011 he was presented for review. High artistic value are also the supporting pillars, decorated with amazing columns of iconostases, which are entirely made of wood.
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Grodno region, Grodno district (~267 km from Minsk)
GPS coordinates: 53.67832, 23.83148