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Sopotskin Belarus

Ancient Catholic cemetery in Sopotskin

On the outskirts of the urban village of Sopotskin, there is an old Catholic cemetery where you can see two neighboring chapels-tombs. The one to the left belonged to the Dyakonskys, and the one to the right belonged to the Gurskys. Both of these genera were well known in ...
Cascel of St. Anthony of Padua Kamenka

Neo-Gothic church in the village of Kamenka

The main attraction of the agricultural town of Kamenka, Shchuchinsky district, is the Church of St. Anthony of Padua. The high temple, built in the first half of the 20th century, powerfully rises above the village and is visible for several kilometers at the entrance. Catholic parish in Kamenka...
the estate of the Drutsky-Lyubetsky Cherlyon in the village of Plodovaya

Brama from the estate of Drutsky-Lyubetsky in Cherlona (Plodovaya)

The village of Plodovaya, Mostovsky district, consists of several residential buildings, the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, a grocery store and a large farm "Horizon". However, this place also has a rich history associated with the old name of Cherlon (in some...
Where was the first power plant in Minsk

Where was the first power plant located in Minsk?

In the second half of December 2022, a new tourist point with a historical context appeared in Minsk - this is a partially recreated facade of the first city power plant (transformer substation). The construction of this power plant in Minsk began at the end of the 19th century,...
Top 10: Bright Neo-Gothic Temples in Belarus

Top 10: Bright Neo-Gothic Temples in Belarus

There are a lot of monuments of neo-Gothic architecture on the territory of modern Belarus. The vast majority of which are churches of the late 19th - first half of the 20th century, but there are also estates and tombs. This article contains 10...
Where was the synagogue in Chomsk

Lost Legacy: Chomsk Synagogue

Today's agro-town of Khomsk, Drogichinsky district, is a small settlement where it is quite difficult to single out anything interesting from historical sites. What you will agree is strange, because the village of Chomsk is mentioned in the annals as early as the beginning of the 16th century. TO...
Miory church

Neo-Gothic Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Miory

The main attraction in the city of Miory is a neo-Gothic church in the very center. It began to be built at the beginning of the 20th century on the site of a wooden chapel, preserved from the time of the monastery of canons regular, which operated in Miory...
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...
Mstibovo Volkovysky district

Neo-Gothic church in Mstibovo

A few kilometers from Volkovysk, you can see the Church of St. John the Baptist, which is located in the village of Mstibovo. This temple was built at the beginning of the 20th century, on the site of a wooden predecessor. Its architecture refers to the style...
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...

Minsk on old photos and postcards

What did Minsk look like in the first half of the 20th century and the early post-war years? Old postcards depicting iconic...

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...

Unusual obelisk in Koldychevo

Once upon a time in Koldychevo there was an estate with a small estate of the Shalevich-Filipovichs, which they in turn received from the Nesvizh Radziwills. The central object of the estate complex was a compact...

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