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.
After passing through the entire village of Mankovichi and reaching the Myadelka River, you will find an ennobled clearing.
Your landmark is a wooden bridge, near it there is a small mankovichi waterfall.
Once there was a water mill here, but after the 50s, the last century, it was dismantled for building materials.
If you cross this bridge to the opposite side and move along the path, you will stumble upon ruins of the Drutsky-Lyubetsky chapel.
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).
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.
The manor house itself was not preserved and was destroyed in the first half of the 20th century.
In the early 2000s, there were scaffolding around the tomb - it was probably planned to reconstruct this object.
The places here are really beautiful and have tourist potential, but something did not grow together and they decided to abandon this idea.
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.
By the way, in the Vitebsk region there is another tomb of this kind, which is located in the village of Kozlovshchina.
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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