Mankovichi - This is a small village in the Vitebsk region, Postavy district. For lovers travel in Belarus there are several interesting objects here: a man-made waterfall, a church and the ruins of a chapel. Once upon a time there was the estate of the Drutsky-LyubetskyHowever, it has not survived to this day.

Mankovichi waterfall and ruins of the tomb

After passing through the entire village of Mankovichi and reaching the Myadelka River, you will find an ennobled clearing.

Park in Mankovichi

Your landmark is a wooden bridge, near it there is a small mankovichi waterfall.

Bridge in Mankovichi

Once there was a water mill here, but after the 50s, the last century, it was dismantled for building materials.

Waterfall in Mankovichi

If you cross this bridge to the opposite side and move along the path, you will stumble upon ruins of the Drutsky-Lyubetsky chapel.

Chapel-tomb of the Drutsky-Lyubetsky

Tomb in the village of Mankovichi old photo
1910 year

The tomb is in the depths of the forest, so if you go in the summer, then peer carefully (it is difficult to find a place because of the trees).

Ruins of the chapel-tomb of the Drutsky-Lyubetsky

The Drutsky-Lyubetskys owned the Mankovichi for a relatively short time from 1887 to 1910, but during this short time they managed to settle in and rebuild the estate.

Manor of the Drutsky-Lyubetsky in Mankovichi
this is how the estate looked like (photo before 1930)

The manor house itself was not preserved and was destroyed in the first half of the 20th century.

Lost heritage - Palace-Lyubetsky estate
photo before 1930

In the early 2000s, there were scaffolding around the tomb - it was probably planned to reconstruct this object.

Manor of the Druktsikh Lyubetsky Mankovichi

Mankovichi ruins

The places here are really beautiful and have tourist potential, but something did not grow together and they decided to abandon this idea.

Ruins of the tomb chapel in Mankovichi

Chapel today Drutsky-Lyubetsky appears in a ruined form: the roof has collapsed, the walls are covered with stupid thoughts, and all around are the same building-forests.

Ruins of a chapel in Mankovichi

Mankovichi tomb

By the way, in the Vitebsk region there is another tomb of this kind, which is located in the village of Kozlovshchina.

Ruins of Belarus

On the way out of Mankovichi you can see Assumption Church in 1871.

How to get to Mankovichi? Of Minsk the journey will take about 2 hours and 160 kilometers. The only convenient option is your own car. It’s not worth driving just for the sake of this place, include a few more stops in your route. For example: Postavy, Kamai, Myadel.

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Maria Kuznetsova
Maria Kuznetsova
3 years ago

Worth a visit or not worth it?