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The Catholic Church of St. Francis Xavier in Grodno (Farny)

This Catholic Church – the Cathedral of St. Francis Xavier – received the name Farny because this word is derivative from the word “parafialny” which means main. As a rule, the Catholic Church is open from early morning till late evening. It is always crowded, tourists are eager to go inside the temple to see the interior of this great structure.

The Catholic Church of St. Francis Xavier was founded by Jesuits in the 17th century. That building was a part of the Jesuit monastery and that is why it had been also called Jesuit for a long time. The construction of the church lasted about 100 years, and the temple itself has been located in Grodno for over 300 years. Nothing broke it over the years; it has been preserved in its original form. The Church is visible from different parts of the city, all tourists, who have ever been to Grodno, will always remember its shape. This is, undoubtedly, an attraction that exists out of time.

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