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Lost heritage: Jesuit church in Vitebsk

Lost heritage: Jesuit church in Vitebsk

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The central part of the city of Vitebsk keeps a huge history, including some that is partially lost and forgotten. So, for example, on the site of today’s parking lot (the intersection of Lenin Street and Frunze Avenue) there was a Jesuit monastery with an impressive church...
Fara Vitovta - a lost architectural monument of Grodno

“Fara Vitovta” – a lost architectural monument of Grodno

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Perhaps one of the most famous lost architectural monuments of Belarus is the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, better known as Fara Vytautas. Where does the name "Fara" come from and why Vytautas? It is believed that the first wooden Catholic church in...
Sights of Vitebsk - Assumption Cathedral

Assumption Cathedral and Basilian Monastery in Vitebsk

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One of the most recognizable sights of Vitebsk is the Assumption Cathedral, which rises on the banks of the Western Dvina. The temple that can be seen today is a restored copy. The history of the cathedral begins at the end of the 17th century, when...
Former Basilian monastery in Orsha

Former Basilian monastery in Orsha

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In the list of sights of the city of Orsha there is a former monastery of the Basilian order, which was located on the right bank of the Orshitsa River. It was founded in the middle of the 17th century and was originally Uniate. The first buildings were made of wood, and...
Cathedral of St. Simeon of the 19th century in Brest

Cathedral of St. Simeon in Brest

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One of the main attractions of Brest is the Cathedral of St. Simeon, founded in the middle of the 19th century. The construction of the temple was achieved for quite a long time, and the first project was adopted back in 1846, but the actual work...
Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Bobruisk where there was once a swimming pool

The same church in Bobruisk where once there was a pool

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Bobruisk is a large city in the Mogilev region. There are a huge number of interesting sights, such as a fortress and an unusual wooden house. Among other things, there are also classical monuments of architecture. One of which is the Cathedral of St. Nicholas. The stone cathedral was built...
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 ...
Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in Pruzhany

Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in Pruzhany

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The history of the construction of an Orthodox church in Pruzhany should be called typical for Belarus in the 19th century. After the defeat of the uprising of 1863, a period of large-scale church building begins. In all regions of the country, committees were created responsible for the construction of temples. Pruzhany...
Church of St. Alexander Nevsky in Mstislavl

Church of St. Alexander Nevsky in Mstislavl

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In the historical center of Mstislavl there are several architectural monuments, one of which is the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. It is believed that the temple was built on the site of a Bernardine monastery founded in 1727. However, the existing church appeared much later - ...
Peter and Paul Cathedral in Minsk on Nemiga

Peter and Paul Cathedral on Nemiga

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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...

What kind of miracle? White starling in Minsk

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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

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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...

Lyakhavichy Church of St. Joseph

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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...

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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