St. Francis Xavery (former Jesuit) Catholic Cathedral (XIV-XVIII)
The main Catholic church in Grodno – the cathedral church, an outstanding example of baroque architecture. The church was consecrated in 1705 in the presence of the Polish king August II and the Russian tsar Peter the Great.
The church is known for its unique 21m high wooden carved altar and the wonder-working icon of Saint Mary of the Students (a copy of Saint Mary of the Snows in the Roman basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore). The oldest working mechanical clock in Eastern Europe (dating from the 16th century) is in the north tower of the church.
The oldest pharmacy museum in Belarus (the first record of which dates from 1687) still works to this day is in the next building, which was built in 1709.
Sovetskaya str., 4