Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit

Church in Białystok

It's worth making a detour 3km northwest of the centre to this modern church. Begun in the early 1980s, this monumental building is Poland's largest Orthodox church. The huge central onion-shaped dome is topped with a large cross (weighing 1500kg) symbolising Christ, while 12 smaller crosses around it represent the apostles. The spacious interior boasts a spectacular main iconostasis with two smaller ones on either side, and a fantastic giant chandelier.

Bus 5 from ul Sienkiewicza in the city centre will let you off nearby.

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