Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh

Chapel and Burial Vault Svyatopolk-Mirskikh

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Mark42139
New York City, NY1,623 contributions
Aug 2019
This is a church located on the site of the Mir Castle, and it is also a burial vault for a few members of the Svyatopolk-Mirskikh family who owned the castle.
Written 8 September 2019
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packcal
California1,278 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Photogenic church well worth a visit. Historical, cultural, architectural and religious significance.
Written 5 September 2019
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Carol H
De Pere, WI1,074 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
This small but charming chapel-sized orthodox church is located on the grounds of the Mir Castle Complex. A short walk from the castle, it sits within a beautifully kept park. The exterior was constructed of red bricks and features a tall bell tower along with a large colorful mosaic of the face of Jesus on the facade. It makes for a lovely and serene photo.

The inside is not as large as you might think, and quite plain. The focal point is a honey-colored wood iconostasis that stretches the width of the chapel. It was definitely worth visiting just for the pictures of the exterior.
Written 4 August 2018
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Colin D
West Drayton, UK882 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Very well restored considering the prior pictures that we saw of the place in USSR times. Right next to Mir Castle (behind it) and included in the castle entrance ticket so keep that with you.

Have a look outside (the front has been fully restored) and if open wander inside the chaple and inside the crypt. The crypt does not look that special but still has the stones of the family that owned the castle so worth it for the history.

Inside the chaple it is very smally, but it is worth a look. Again beautifully restored for such a small chaple.

Neither inside section is suitable for wheelchair users because of steps up or down.
Written 6 November 2017
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland24,896 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
The last owners of Mir Castle before the Soviets took over had been the Russian Svyatopolk-Mirskii family. The had done changes at the castle, had put together a big library (which got destroyed during WW II) and they also built this chapel and burial vault for themselves in the park at the back of the castle.

While the castle itself had quite a few visitors, here I was alone. The chapel was closed, but then a man showed up, who opened it for for me. It was hardly worth it. While the chapels exterior is quite pleasant, the interior and especially the iconostasis and its icons are definitely not of high artistic value.

More than the chapel I enjoyed walking in the park with some big trees and along the adjoining lake or big pond, from where there are good views of Mir Castle.
Written 16 October 2017
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