The city of Borisov consists of two parts, which are separated by the Berezina River. Which is quite logical - one part Borisova new, the other is old and more historical, this is where the main attractions are concentrated. Except Resurrection Cathedral and the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary can be seen malls, several synagogues, buildings from the late 19th - first half of the 20th century, as well as a rather curious building of a former women's gymnasium.

The old part of the city of Borisov

On today's International Street there was previously a synagogue courtyard, the dominant feature of which was Great Synagogue.

Barysa synagogue

The building dates back to 1912 and most likely there was a wooden synagogue here before it. In the middle of the last century, the building was thoroughly rebuilt, completely changing the architecture.

Borisov Synagogue

Initially, the synagogue was one-story with high arched windows, a triangular pediment and an abundance of decorative elements.

Borisova Street where the church stands
International street where it is located Church of the Virgin Mary

There was another synagogue across the road (Komsomolskaya 78), getting close to her is problematic. The building has also been extensively rebuilt and has preserved almost no authentic elements.

Synagogue in Borisov

Near the cathedral, pay attention to malls is a whole complex of buildings that dates back to 1892.

Shopping arcades Borisov

Old pashtouka Barysau
Old pasta from 1919, krynica: Muzeum Fotografii w Krakowie, be-tarask.wikipedia

Ancient buildings are intertwined with their modern counterparts, clearly standing out with neoclassical architecture against their background.

Gandlevy are glad of Barysau

The entire complex of shopping arcades in Borisov consists of 4 rectangular buildings, which originally consisted of 112 buildings. In Soviet and later times, some things were rebuilt, some were repurposed for other needs, but the general appearance of the building was preserved.

Shopping arcades in Borisov

It’s nice that the decor is visible in places: pediments, projections, cornices and even 2 pinnacles.

Gandlevy are glad of Barysau

Sabor near Barysave

Walking around the shopping arcades, your attention is drawn to a brick building with arched windows - this is part of the residential development of the first half of the 20th century.

What interesting things to see in Borisov?

A little further down the street you can find several more similar buildings: the former Jewish school “Talmud Torah”, a pedagogical school and another synagogue “Hevre Telim”.

Former Borisov gymnasium

Pay attention to the old houses along 3rd International Street.

City of Barysau

Below is a point with the place where the Borisov shopping arcades are located, this is where it will be convenient to start sightseeing in the city:

A 20-minute drive from Borisov is the town of Krupki, it will be interesting to see Svyatsky estate.

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