In the village Golshany a unique wooden building has been preserved where it used to be located commune administration. What is a gmina? Gmina (community) is a unit of self-government adopted in Poland since 1809. Since Golshany was part of the Interwar Poland, from 1921 to 1939, it had its own administration.

Communes Holshany

The commune was built in Golshany in 1928 year. The architecture is quite unusual for our latitudes, it can be attributed to the style modern. The building is two-storey with a high attic and a portico.

Commune in Golshany

In Soviet times, this building was a school. Then for some time the building was empty, and in 2010 it was sold at auction to a local businessman. After restoration work, a small manor-hotel was opened within the walls of the commune. Apparently it still works today, but unfortunately I did not find the information.

What is a gmina

Across the road from the commune stands Church of St. George. A little further down the street is an ordinary Golshany building of the early 20th century.

What to see in Golshany

The wooden building is on the street Castle 27, on the way to Sapieha Palace.

What else to see in this area? If you go to Kreva castle, then along the way - church in Boruny. On the way to Volozhin, it will be interesting to visit military cemetery in Desyatniki.


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