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Fara Vitovta - a lost architectural monument of Grodno

“Fara Vitovta” – a lost architectural monument of Grodno

Perhaps one of the most famous lost architectural monuments of Belarus is the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, better known as Fara Vytautas. Where does the name "Fara" come from and why Vytautas? It is believed that the first wooden Catholic church in...
What kind of unusual tower was there in Pryluky?

What kind of unusual tower was there in Pryluky?

In old photographs and a drawing by Napoleon Orda, not only the Czapski Palace attracts attention, but also an unusual tower, somewhat reminiscent of a minaret. There was a four-tiered tower to the right of the estate, if you were facing the building. In terms of functionality it...
Manor of Lubomirsky in Yurtsevo

The former estate-castle of the Lubomirskys in Yurtsevo

Not far from Orsha, in the village of Yurtsevo, you can see an unusual architectural monument - the former estate of the Lubomirskys. In 2020, the building was restored and is now used for the needs of the Vitebsk Regional Hospital IVOV. In addition to the impressive architecture with...
Town hall in Chechersk, Gomel region

Town Hall of the 18th century in Chechersk

In Chechersk, Gomel region, you can see a unique and rather rare architectural monument for Belarus - this is the town hall of the late 18th century. Its construction was started after 1774, at that time Chechersk was owned by a Russian count -...
Kirkha Polotsk

The former church in Polotsk, and now the museum of local lore

In Polotsk, a unique architectural monument has been preserved - a kircha (Lutheran church). Now there is a local history museum. The history of the Polotsk Lutheran community begins in the second half of the 18th century, when in 1775 the first...
Former church in the village of Sarya

Neo-Gothic temple in the agricultural town of Sarya

One of the most unique churches in Belarus can be seen in the agricultural town of Sarya, Vitebsk region. Today, this architectural monument, nicknamed by the locals as a "stone crystal", is the Church of the Holy Dormition, however, the temple was originally built as a church. The temple was built in...
Catholic church in Gniezno

Gothic church of St. Michael in Gniezno

The Grodno region is really unique and rich in sights. In almost every city and even a small village you can find an interesting historical site. For example, in the agricultural town of Gniezno, the old church of St. Michael the Archangel has been preserved. The first mention of...
Neo-Gothic Church of St. Casimir in Lipnishki

Neo-Gothic Church of St. Casimir in Lipnishki

On the territory of Belarus, neo-Gothic churches are quite common. A striking and in its own way unique example of such architecture is the Church of St. Casimir in Lipnishki. The Catholic parish in the town of Lipnishki appeared at the beginning of the 16th century, at the same time it was built ...
Unique church-fortress in Synkovichi, Belarus

Unique church-fortress in Synkovichi

In the Grodno region, just a few kilometers from Slonim, there is a unique building - the church-fortress of St. Michael the Archangel. The temple is truly ancient, and its history is full of secrets and mysteries, there is not even a definite answer when exactly...
Kamenets tower - a unique architectural monument of the 13th century

Kamenets Tower - a unique architectural monument of the 13th century

Kamenetz is a unique city in the Brest region, where an architectural monument of the late 13th century, the donjon tower, has been preserved. The Kamenets Tower, sometimes mistakenly called the "Belaya Vezha", is one of the oldest sights in Belarus. Competition...

What kind of miracle? White starling in Minsk

In spring, dozens of different birds actively return to Belarus, among which starlings are especially noticeable. Melodious singing and unusual coloring with bright specks attracts...

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...

Lyakhavichy Church of St. Joseph

There are 2 churches in Lyakhovichi, the first is the temple of 2004, named in honor of the Heart of Jesus, and the second is the Church of St. Joseph, which has more...

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