Krupki is a small town in the Minsk region, located near the M1 highway. The first chronicle mentions of which take us back to the 16th century, when these lands belonged to the magnates Sangushki (those who built castle in Smolyany). Since the end of the 18th century, Krupki passed to representatives of the Svyatsky family, who owned the estate until 1917. At Svyatsky The main attraction in the city of Krupki was also built - homestead.

Syadziba Svyatskikh Krupki

The two-story house belongs to the Art Nouveau architectural style and has a rather unusual asymmetrical shape.

What to see in the city of Krupki?

Svyatsky Manor in Krupki

The building has survived to this day partially rebuilt, but at the same time preserving many authentic architectural elements. For comparison, 2 photographs: one taken in 2024, the other in 1910.

Krupki former estate of the Svyatsky family

Syadziba Svyatskikh photo
Old smokes from the album “Album zdjęć rodziny Świackich z Bielicy”, year 1910

The main change affected the balconies and entrances, which were changed for administrative needs. It is noticeable that somewhere windows were blocked, and somewhere, on the contrary, additional ones were cut. At the same time, the shape, pilasters and decorative elements have been preserved almost everywhere.

Manor in Krupki

Sights of Krupki

From the second floor balcony there was a magnificent view of the Beaver River; an old photograph has been preserved, giving an idea of ​​what it looked like.

Krupki Stary Zdymak
Stary zdymok from the album “Album zdjęć rodziny Świackich z Bielicy”, year 1910

One of the dominant elements in the architecture of the Svyatsky estate is a tower with a domed top.

Siadziba Svyatskikh near Krupki

The construction of the manor house was carried out by Karl Svyatsky, who owned Belitsa estate (today this is the village of Flame). Interestingly, Karl built a real palace in a short time, just a couple of years after the launch of a match straw factory in Krupki. By the way, Svyatsky was a versatile person and a fairly successful entrepreneur. In Krupki he made matches and sent them to America, and in Belitsa he made cheese that was sent to Europe.

Estate on the Beaver River - old photo
Edge with a look at the garden “Album zdjęć rodziny Świackich z Bielicy”, 1910

After nationalization and the war, the estate miraculously survived; for comparison, the Svyatsky house in Flame is completely destroyed. Since the 80s, the ancient building has been used for various administrative purposes. In addition to the manor-palace, some outbuildings have been preserved, as well as a landscape park with some old trees.

Krupki, Minsk region

Krupki old photo
Syadziba Svyatskikh in 1910

Finding a manor in Krupki will be easy; it is located in the very center of the city, and below is a dot with a landmark on the map:

If you are in these parts, I recommend going to the neighboring village Beaver, or go explore the ancient city Borisov.

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