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Bernardine Order: sights on the territory of Belarus associated with or built during the time of the Bernardine Order. Photo, description, interesting facts.

Glusk - what to see? Castle, ancient places

Glusk - what to see? Castle, ancient places

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Glusk is a large urban settlement of the Mogilev region, which is located near the P55 highway connecting Bobruisk and Soligorsk. The first mention of the town of Glusk in the annals dates back to the 15th century, and among the prominent owners: Golshansky, Khodkevichi, ...
What to see in Slutsk?

Bernardine Monastery and St. Anthony's Church in Slutsk

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The Bernardine monks began their mission in Slutsk in the first half of the 17th century with the support of Samuel Oskerko, the headman of Mozyr. For the construction of the future monastery, he bought out part of the land next to his Slutsk estate, and in ...
Where was the Bernardine Church in Vitebsk?

Lost Heritage: Church of St. Anthony of Padua in Vitebsk

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In the old part of Vitebsk, at the crossroads of today's Lenin and Suvorov streets, there used to be a massive church of St. Anthony of Padua. At a time when the temple had not yet been destroyed, this section of the city was called the Town Hall Square. In the picture...
Ruins of the Bernardine Monastery in Brest

Ruins of the Bernardine Monastery in Brest

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Once upon a time there was a huge Bernardine monastery on the territory of Brest, founded in the first half of the 17th century. The ruins of this monastery complex are within walking distance of the Kholmsky Gate. The Bernardine monks were invited to what was then Brest-Litovsk by Martin Shishkovsky, a prominent...
Bernardine Monastery in Dubrovno

Dubrovno Bernardine Monastery

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Bernardine monks settled in Dubrovno, Vitebsk region, as early as the beginning of the 17th century. By 1630, through the efforts of the Vilna castellan Nikolai Glebovich, a wooden monastery was built. Unfortunately, the buildings of those times have not survived to this day, but ...
Former Bernardine monastery in Orsha

Former Bernardine monastery in Orsha

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Starting from the first half of the 17th century and until 1833, a monastery of the Bernardine Order operated in Orsha, under which the Church of the Virgin Mary was also built. The temple has not survived to this day, only the residential building has partially survived ...
Monastery and church in Druya

Trinity Church and Bernardine Monastery in Druya

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The main attraction in the agricultural town of Druya ​​is the ancient Trinity Church, together with the building of the former monastery of the Bernardine Order. Back in the first half of the 17th century, by the decision of the then owner Kazimir Lev Sapieha, Bernardine monks were invited to Druya ​​....
Slonim Trinity Cathedral in Slonim

Trinity Cathedral and the former Bernardine monastery in Slonim

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In the first half of the 17th century, monks of the Bernardine Order arrived in Slonim at the invitation of Jan Zharnovsky. By 1645, with the financial support of the royal secretary Andrei Radvanov, a stone church was built. The temple came out massive and became part of...
The former church, and today the Cathedral of Michael the Archangel in Mozyr, the Bernardine monastery

Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel in Mozyr

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Mozyr is a unique city not only in terms of landscape, but also in terms of religious monuments. I already talked about the monastery and the church of the Cistercians, but did you know that almost a century before the Cistercians, monks came here ...
Former Church of St. Joseph in the Upper Town of Minsk

Former Church of St. Joseph in the Upper Town of Minsk

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The monastic complex of the Bernardine Order appeared in Minsk as early as 1624. A little later, in 1630, the first wooden church was built, which will become the foundation of the church of St. Joseph. The monastery was really vast and included many buildings. By...

Minsk on old photos and postcards

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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

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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

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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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