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Wooden chapel in Oshmyany

Kaplichka and the Catholic cemetery in Oshmyany

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Not far from the historical center of Oshmyany there is a rather interesting attraction - this is an old Catholic cemetery with a wooden chapel. The formation of this cemetery dates back to the end of the 18th - the first half of the 19th century. The wooden chapel that can be seen today was...
Oshmyany synagogue, Belarus

Oshmyany synagogue is a unique architectural monument

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Oshmyany is a settlement rich in sights and interesting places. Here in the center of the city there is a beautiful church of St. Michael the Archangel and the Church of the Resurrection. A little further are the colorful ruins of the Franciscan church, and outside the city is the Strugach estate. Among...
Golshany castle Sapieha - history, legends, reconstruction

Sapieha Castle in Golshany: history, legends and facts

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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 ...
Church of St. Peter and Paul in the agricultural town of Zhuprany

Neo-Gothic Church of St. Peter and Paul in Zhuprany

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Zhuprany is an agricultural town in Oshmyany district, which is located on the road connecting Oshmyany and Smorgon. Initially, the village was called "Zuprany" (the Zuprany Forest was located nearby, where European bison were found). However, over time and due to phonetic ...
Golsha Church of St. George 1901

Church of St. George in Golshany

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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

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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...
Manor of the Strugach family in the village of Budenovka (Oshmyany)

Manor of the Strugach family in the village of Budenovka (Oshmyany)

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In the suburbs of the city of Oshmyany there is a small village of Budenovka, its historical name is the Holy Spirit. The former estate of the Strugach family has been partially preserved here. The manor house, which was quite habitable even before 2010, over the past decade ...
Borunsky church

Church of Saints Peter and Paul in the village of Boruny

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A unique attraction of the Oshmyany region is the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in the village of Boruny. The temple that can be seen today was erected in the middle of the 18th century on the site of a wooden Uniate church. The building, designed by architect...
What to see in Oshmyany

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

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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...
Ruins of the Franciscan church in Oshmyany

Ruins of the Franciscan church in Oshmyany

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The ruins of the church towering majestically on the hill are reminiscent of the forgotten history of Oshmyany. At the beginning of the 16th century, the old part of the city (it was called the Right Bank) was given to the Franciscans, the Catholic order of monks founded by Francis of Assisi. Through their efforts, a wooden...

Svisloch – what to see in the ancient town?

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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

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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...

Baranovichi-Polesskiye: station, tower and railway museum

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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...

TOP 55 apps and websites for travelers 2024

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If you're planning a vacation, these travel apps and websites will help you plan your trip. The list will include convenient search engines for hotels, ...
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