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Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Kremenets

Kremenets is a town with a population of about 20 thousand people located in the Ternopil region. Here you can find more than 50 historical and cultural monuments: ruins of the castle, ensembles of the monastery and collegium, Epiphany and Nikolaev cathedrals, residential buildings.

Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Baroque style was originally built as a church of the Franciscan monastery in 1631. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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After the Polish uprising of 1830-1831, under the decree of Nicholas I, the Franciscan monastery was closed, and its buildings were handed over to the Orthodox.

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During the reconstruction, the church lost its Gothic-Renaissance appearance and received the features of Baroque.

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Today, Cathedral of St. Nicholas remains one of the oldest Orthodox churches in Kremenets.

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