Jewish heritage in Ostryna: synagogue, ordinary buildings

Jewish Heritage in Ostrino (Astrina)

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The urban village of Ostrino (Astryna) is located in the Shchuchinsky district, Grodno region and has a fairly rich history. The first written mentions of it date back to the middle of the 15th century...
Abelisk at the village of Bayarka

Unusual memorial obelisk in the village of Boyarki

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On the way from the urban village of Zheludok to Belitsa, you can see an unusual obelisk that rises near the P141 road, not far from the village of Boyarki. The first thought when...
Veska Zabrezze

Zabreze (Zabrezze) - where was the Nekrashevich estate?

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Zabrezye has a rich and interesting history, which begins in the first half of the 15th century. This place belonged to many prominent families: Zaberezinsky, Dorogostaisky, Zbarazhsky, and more...
Ancient church in Losk

Wooden church in Losk

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An interesting example of wooden architecture in Belarus is located in the picturesque village of Losk - this is the Church of the Heart of Jesus, which today, unfortunately, stands half-abandoned. The temple was built from timber...
Palace near Dabraulany

Dobrovlyany (Dabraulany) – the lost estate of the Gunters

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The village of Dobrovlyany (Dabravlyany) is located in the Smorgon region, not far from the urban village of Svir and the P95 highway, and the main attraction of the place is the buildings preserved from...
Bunker of the First World War in Dubotovka

German bunkers in 1917 and the chapel in Dubatovka

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There are so many unusual historical sites you will come across while traveling around Belarus. So, for example, in the village of Dubatovka, Smorgon district, you can see 2 ancient German bunkers,...
The lost estate of the Kotsell-Shvykowskis in Benitsa

The lost estate of the Kotsell-Shvykowskis in Benitsa

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The ancient town of Benitsa has been known in history since the mid-15th century. At first, the settlement consisted of several scattered farmsteads. Some of them belonged to Tatar families, and...
The Lost Tsiekhanowiecki Palace in Bocheikovo

The Lost Tsiekhanowiecki Palace in Bocheikovo

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About 20 kilometers from Beshenkovichi there is the agricultural town of Bocheikovo, which will be interesting to visit to see part of the heritage of the Tsekhanovetsky family. In addition to several outbuildings, an outbuilding...
Abandoned estate Polymya

Svyatsky estate “Old Belitsa” in the village of Plamya

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Once upon a time, in the Sennensky district, in a place with the sonorous name Belitsa, there was one of the richest estates in the Vitebsk region. Today the ruins of the Svyatsky estate remind us of those times...
The Svyatsky household yard in the village of Plamya

The Svyatsky household yard in the village of Plamya

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The unusual agricultural town of Plamya in the Vitebsk region is often also called Polymya, and also Staraya Belitsa. Until 1917, all these lands belonged to a large estate...

Footage of Novogrudok in the 1979 film “Pani Maria”

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The ancient city of Novogrudok is rich not only in sights, but also in interesting events, including cinematic ones. The city has repeatedly become a film set for the most...

Castles and palaces of Belarus, which everyone should visit

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The castles of Belarus keep the centuries-old history of our country and attract many tourists, travelers and admirers of antiquity from all over the world. Of course, due to...

“Fara Vitovta” – a lost architectural monument of Grodno

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Perhaps one of the most famous lost architectural monuments of Belarus is the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, better known as Fara Vytautas. Where does the name "Far" come from...

TOP 55 apps and websites for travelers 2024

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If you're planning a vacation, these travel apps and websites will help you plan your trip. The list will include convenient search engines for hotels, ...
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