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Renaissance in Belarus: a list of attractions, their description, history, interesting facts, style features, address and location, photo and video.

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...
Palace Dyatlovskiy district

Neo-Baroque church in the village of Palace

The palace is an agro-town in the Dyatlovsky district, located on the P108 road connecting the cities of Dyatlovo and Baranovichi. In history, the Palace is mentioned as early as the first half of the 15th century, as the possession of Prince Dovgoldovich. Then the place passed to the Kezgailovichi ...

Jesuit collegium of the middle of the 17th century in Pinsk

The unofficial capital of Polissya, Pinsk, is rich in sights and history, after all, it was founded back in 1097. This city is famous for its architecture and central pedestrian street. There are also several buildings that can be safely called ...
The ancient church of St. Michael the Archangel in Smorgon

The ancient church of St. Michael in Smorgon

A vivid and one of the few surviving examples of Renaissance architecture in Belarus is the Church of St. Michael in Smorgon, originally built as a Calvin collection. This temple with all the defensive attributes was built to replace the old wooden...
Historic old castle in Grodno

Old castle in Grodno

The historic castle of Grodno, known as the Old Castle, occupies a special place in the history of the city. The first mention dates back to the XNUMXth century, when a wooden structure was built to protect the area from numerous enemies. Over the long history of the city, the fortress...
Manor Shvykovsky in the city of Pruzhany

Manor Shvykovsky in Pruzhany

Pruzhany have been known since the 15th century, though initially under a different name - Dobuchin. The city is often lost against the backdrop of Ruzhany and Kossovo with their palaces, although there is also tourism potential here. The main attraction in Pruzhany is the estate...
Defensive Church of the Nativity of the Virgin in the village of Murovanka

Defensive Church of the Nativity of the Virgin in the village of Murovanka

In the village of Murovanka, Grodno region, there is a unique monument of defensive architecture - the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin. Built in the middle of the 16th century (between 1516 and 42) in retrospective Gothic style with Renaissance elements. Many sources can...
The oldest building in Minsk

One of the oldest buildings in Minsk is the Basilian Monastery

On Engels street 1, probably the oldest building in Minsk is located. Back in the distant 1640-1650s, a residential building of the Basilian Monastery was built here. It is assumed that the construction was carried out on the foundations of old Gothic houses of the 16th century. Monastery...
Children's Philharmonic and Church of the Holy Spirit

Children's Philharmonic and Church of the Holy Spirit

One of the sights of the Upper Town in Minsk can be safely called the Church of the Holy Spirit. Today the building is used as a children's philharmonic society and in fact has not been a temple for a long time. However, historically, in this very place, there was ...
Peter and Paul Cathedral in Minsk on Nemiga

Peter and Paul Cathedral on Nemiga

Not far from the historical center of Minsk, at the intersection of Rakovskaya and Nemiga streets, there is one of the oldest sights of the city - the Peter and Paul Cathedral. The first church on this site was built in 1620. Rumored and...

Teofil Eugeniusz Boretti – photographer documenting Belarus at the end of the 19th century

Taking up photography now and, for example, 100 years ago is a completely different matter. Any centuries-old photographs are highly valued among collectors and enthusiasts....

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...

The lost estate of the Kotsell-Shvykowskis in Benitsa

The ancient town of Benitsa has been known in history since the mid-15th century. At first, the settlement consisted of several scattered farmsteads. Some of them belonged to Tatar families, and...

TOP 55 apps and websites for travelers 2023

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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