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Golshany castle Sapieha - history, legends, reconstruction

Sapieha Castle in Golshany: history, legends and facts

It is worth getting acquainted with the history of the Golsha castle from Prince Golsha, who built the first wooden fortress on these lands. Golshany moved to Sapieha later - in the middle of the 16th century. Under Pavel Sapieha, the residence of the princes was decided ...
Golsha Church of St. George 1901

Church of St. George in Golshany

One of the sights of the village of Golshany is an Orthodox church in the historical center. The Church of St. George is located on a hill opposite the Polish commune of 1928. The church is a typical architectural monument of the retrospective-Russian style. Dating back to 1901, built on the site...
What to see in Golshany

Ordinary buildings of the 20th century and shopping malls in Golshany

Golshany is a fairly large agricultural town in the Oshmyany region. This place is well known in Belarus and is in tourist demand. Why? The reason is quite simple, the Sapieha Palace has been partially preserved here, which is being gradually restored. However, besides...
Wooden building of the commune administration in Golshany, 1928

Interesting wooden building of the commune administration in Golshany

In the village of Golshany, a unique wooden building has been preserved where the administration of the commune used to be located. What is a gmina? A gmina (community) is a unit of self-government adopted in Poland since 1809. Since the Golshany were part of the Interwar ...
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Itinerary in Belarus: the main castles in one day

Ready to go on a trip to the castles? Here is a convenient route around Belarus and worthwhile places. If you wish, you can meet in one day by car, or make an overnight stop and see everything thoroughly. What to look at...
What to see in Oshmyany

Guide to Oshmyany and the "small triangle" - a one-day itinerary

Golshany - Boruny - Krevo - Oshmyany and a little more Continuing my travels in the Grodno region, I visited the small but very interesting city of Oshmyany. It got its name from the river Oshmyanka (formerly Oshmyan). The city was first mentioned in...
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Water Mill at the entrance to Golshany

The village of Golshany is known not only for the legendary Sapieha Castle. It also contains several interesting small objects. One of which is an old water mill. Finding this wooden building is not difficult. A good reference point is the Church of St. John...
Church of St. John the Baptist and monastery in Golshany

Church of St. John the Baptist in Golshany

The church in Golshany is an architectural monument of the early 17th century. The original version of the temple was built by order and at the expense of Pavel Stefan Sapieha. In 1618, he invited the monks of the Franciscan order for whom he built ...

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...

Baranovichi-Polesskiye: station, tower and railway museum

The railway station of the city of Baranovichi (station "Baranavichy-Paleskiya") is not only an important infrastructure facility, but also a landmark with history. Trains and railways for Baranovichi...

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