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Castles of Belarus with basic information and history

Castles of Belarus (the ruins of the castles of Belarus), including palaces and the main historical sites of the country, photos, videos and descriptions, historical facts.

Ruzhany Palace Sapieha - description, history, photo

Ruzhany Palace Sapieha

The first version of the castle in Ruzhany was founded at the beginning of the XNUMXth century by the great Lithuanian chancellor Lev Sapieha. Initially, the unique residence of Sapieha looked more like an impregnable fortress than a palace. The history of the castle Lev Sapieha acquired Ruzhany lands from the Tyszkiewicz...
New castle or Grodno palace

Grodno Palace or New Castle in Grodno

The new royal palace in Grodno was built in the Rococo architectural style. The idea of ​​building a new castle arose for a reason: the Palace of Vytautas was practically destroyed during the years of the Northern War. Therefore, a decision was made to build a new palace and ...
Settlement "Castle Hill" in Mstislavl - description and photos

Settlement "Castle Hill" in Mstislavl

Mstislavl is located almost on the very border with Russia. The city is really ancient and rich in history. The first chronicle references date back to 1156. However, archaeological excavations on the city's settlements have shown that people settled these...
Bykhov Castle Chodkevich and Sapieha

Bykhov Castle Chodkiewicz and Sapieha 17th century

The castle of the Khodkevich and Sapieha families is located in the town of Bykhov, Mogilev region. The history of construction begins at the turn of the late 16th - early 17th centuries, when these lands belonged to the Hetman of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Jan Karol Chodkiewicz. It is with him...
Novogrudok castle

Ruins of Mindovga castle in Novogrudok

Novogrudok Castle - History and Stages Novogrudok Castle is a well-known landmark in Belarus and one of the main fortresses of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the past. For a long time, the castle was the main defensive structure of the city of Novogrudok, which has been known since the 11th century....
Smolyan Castle White Kovel

The ruins of the castle Sangushek "White Kovel"

White Kovel Castle - the ruins of the Sangushek Smolyan family - this is perhaps one of the most interesting places in the Vitebsk region. There are enough attractions here that will not leave you indifferent, but perhaps the main historical site is the ruins of the Bely Kovel castle. More...
Castle in Geraneni village

Castle ruins in Geraneni village

Gashtold's Geranen Castle On the territory of Belarus at one time there were many castles, fortresses and fortifications. Some survived in one form or another, but most were completely destroyed. There are also ambiguous places, such as the castle...
Fortress in Bobruisk

The main attraction of Bobruisk is the fortress

The fortress in Bobruisk is a defensive structure built at the beginning of the XNUMXth century by order of Emperor Alexander I. It was intended to fortify the borders of the Russian Empire. It was decided to place the fortress on the banks of the Berezina River. And already to...
Borisov castle

Borisov Castle or Prison Castle in Borisov

There is no exact date of construction of the castle in Borisov. Historians call the time period from the end of the 12th century to the middle of the fourteenth century. It was originally built of wood and was well fortified. During the siege of Russian troops in...
Palace of the Radziwills in Nesvizh: photos, history, dates

Palace of the Radziwills in Nesvizh: photos, history, dates

Among the historical sites of Belarus, the Nesvizh castle of the Radziwills is very popular. The palace in Nesvizh is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and has a rich and interesting history. History and stages of construction The place for the construction of the palace was not chosen by chance. Here was...

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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