History of the St. Nicholas monastery in Mogilev
The history of the construction of St. Nicholas Monastery is closely intertwined with the Church of St. Nicholas. It operated from 1637 to 1719, and was closed in 1754.
After its closure, only the parish of the Church of St. Nicholas functioned here. The times of the USSR for the monastery turned out to be completely spiritless.
The monastery was given a second life in 1991, when the Orthodox Church officially decided to open a convent. Inside the nunnery, the church of St. Nicholas is still open.
Today the place is quite popular among tourists. Pilgrimage excursions and religious tours are often held here.
The architecture of the St. Nicholas monastery in Mogilev
The temple is an example of the use of the Baroque style in Belarus.
The architecture of the temple is also unique and represents the classic form of an Orthodox church. Its special pride is the four-tiered iconostasis, in the carving of which, presumably, local woodcarving masters took part, led by Klim Mikhailov, the founder of the famous volumetric through "Belarusian carving".
Church shop of the St. Nicholas monastery in Mogilev
The monastery's church shop includes unique handicrafts. Among these you can purchase:
• Icons of stone painting;
• Vestments for clergy;
• New collection of ceramics;
• Legends about the saints and many others.
How to get to the St. Nicholas monastery in Mogilev
You can get to the monastery only if you have your own car from Minsk along the M4 highway.
The address of the monastery: 247720, Belarus, Mogilev, st. T. Surty, 19.