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Manor Broel-Plater in Ops

The abandoned manor of the Platers in the agro-town of Opsa

The first written mention of the town of Opsa dates back to the beginning of the 16th century. Since 1676, the neighborhood has been in the possession of the Tsekhonovychi family, under which a Catholic parish was founded and a wooden church was built (later a church would be erected in its place...
Neo-Gothic church in the agricultural town of Opsa

Neo-Gothic Church of St. John the Baptist in the agricultural town of Opsa

Opsa is a rather interesting agricultural town in the Braslav region, in which a neo-Gothic church of the second half of the 19th century has been preserved. At that time, these lands belonged to the Plater family (the manor house stands a little closer to the lake), who sponsored...
Abandoned estates of the Vitebsk region

Manor Wawrecki-Mineiko in Vidzy-Lovchinsky

Vidzy-Lovchinsky is a village a couple of kilometers from the urban village of Vidzy, located almost on the very border of Belarus and Lithuania. In chronicles, these places are mentioned as early as the end of the 16th century, but under the name Lovishche, ...
Milyuntsy churches of the Braslav region

Church of St. James the Apostle in the village of Milyuntsy (Pelikans)

The village of Milyuntsy, Braslav district, is interesting for its main attraction - the neo-Gothic church of St. James the Apostle. The temple was built at the beginning of the 20th century, on the site of its predecessor, the work was completed in 1907. Milyunians in some sources are called Pilicans....
Chapel tomb of the Plater family in the village of Akhremovtsy

Neo-Gothic chapel-tomb of the Plater family in Akhremovtsy (Belmont)

Today's Akhremovtsy in the Vitebsk region is a medium-sized agro-town located near Lake Drivyaty. Of the attractions here, I would like to highlight the chapel-tomb of the Plater family. However, back in the early 20th century, these places were known as the estate...
Water mill in Vidzy township

Ancient water mill in Vidzy

One of the small, but interesting, sights of the urban village of Vidzy is located next to the massive church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary - this is an abandoned water mill. The building is a brick workshop with a high basement and an attic on one side,...
Church in the village of Mezhany Braslav district

Church of Our Lady of Angels in the village of Mezhany

From Drisvyat to Braslav, you can go along a rather picturesque road that runs along the border, first with Lithuania, and then with Latvia. The places are deaf, with many abandoned huts and wild animals, but they are beautiful, especially on a good...
Braslav Church

Braslav Church of the Virgin Mary

Braslav is a well-known city in Belarus, to which the prefix "tourist" is often added, and there is a good reason for that. The city, like the entire region as a whole, is a real lake district, where those who come with pleasure...
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Vidzy

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Vidzy

Vidzy is an urban settlement in the Braslav region, located in the border zone with Lithuania. The first mentions date back to the middle of the 15th century, when representatives of the Narushevich family founded the settlement of Vidzy. Then the place passed from one noble family ...
Abandoned chapel in Vidzy

Ruins of the 1861 chapel in Vidzy township

Vidzy is well known for its main attraction - the Trinity Church, but there are other interesting places. For example, the ruins of an unknown chapel in an old cemetery, located west of the center of the urban village. Unfortunately, reliable information who ...

Svisloch – what to see in the ancient town?

Svisloch is one of the small towns in the Grodno region, located near the border with Poland. The history of this place is rich and eventful, taking its toll...

Castles and palaces of Belarus, which everyone should visit

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...

Chapel of the Soltanovs and the tombstone of the Reitanovs in Lyakhovichi

At the entrance to Lyakhovichi, from the Baranovichi side, attention is drawn to a large cemetery where curious ruins can be seen. Upon closer inspection, it turns out that this is the Soltanov chapel-tomb...

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