Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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obbonga
Sint-Michielsgestel, The Netherlands129 contributions
Sep 2019
From a distance this church in the old town center of Bialystok is definitely an eye catcher. With its two towers it dominates the surroundings. Personally I liked the outside better then the inside. But if you are in Bialystok, you must visit this symbol of Polish religion!
Written October 12, 2019
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Simba_SVG
Stavanger, Norway319 contributions
Jul 2019
This church is amazing and absolutely stunning. The artwork and architecture is breathtaking. Please keep in mind the place is not so much buggy friendly. So leave it outside.
Written August 15, 2019
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Libor N
Prague, Czech Republic142 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
The gorgeous Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is surely one of the city's dominant attractions which is worth to visit.
Written July 10, 2017
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Joanna H
3 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
If you are from England, like me, and are used to receiving your communion wafer in your hand during mass, this is not the place for you. I was spoken to quite aggressively when I extended my hand. What’s the point of wearing masks in church then? Beautiful building, but certain members of the clergy are not so nice.
Written September 21, 2021
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,404 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
Russian Orthodox Czar Nicholas II (later shot dead along with his family during the Russian revolution) gave Roman Catholics in Bialystok permission to build this church as an annex to their existing building (still visible in white). The believers took the opportunity to build this huge 90 meters long cathedral with towers that are 72 meters high. Solid red brick was used as the main building material,

Inside there is space for 9,500 believers, though when I visited there was only a small group of older ladies praying together in one of its corners. Fresh flowers, stained glass, sculptures of Saints in colors, high arches leading up to heaven. Well worth a visit.
Written June 20, 2018
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BeaSzy
Bialystok, Poland47 contributions
Nov 2016 • Business
Just go inside, when the church is almost empty. Look around you and you will see the beauty of its kind. Calmness and creativity are hosts in there.
Written November 15, 2016
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
Nice church, very centrally located. It is one of the key points in Bialystok. The inside is also beautiful.
Written October 19, 2016
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Nabeel Malik
97 contributions
Nov 2015 • Solo
Though Bialystok is famous for its churches but this one on particular is a treat to watch. An exceptionally great piece of architecture. Good to take pictures as memoir.
Written October 13, 2016
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Nada N
43 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
The cathedral is very nice with an interesting design and architecture, it's nive to visit it and visit the square near it.
Written September 18, 2018
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GLaSota
Lancaster, NY329 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
This is a beautiful cathedral in the Renaissance style with three naves and 2 towers. The church was built under communism as a devotion to “adding” on a room to the existing White Church next door! When Pope John Paul II visited the church he consecrated it a cathedral. The chair he sat on while visiting and saying mass at the cathedral is on display at a special altar honoring the now Saint John Paul II. Be sure to visit the “white church” on the side of the “red church” (Cathedral).
Written July 4, 2018
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