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Ancient estates of Belarus: abandoned and restored

Syadziba Ganuta Ruchytsa

Ručica: Oginski estate “Ganuta” and suspension bridge

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In the Vileyka region there is a beautiful and rich in history village of Ruchitsa, where today you can see a picturesque suspension bridge, an Orthodox church, as well as the place where the Oginsky estate “Ganuta” was located. The estate itself has been known since 1501...
The Lost Khreptovich Palace in Shchorsy

Palace and park complex Khreptovichi in Shchorsy

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One of the unique attractions of the Novogrudok region is the ancient Khreptovich estate in the agricultural town of Shchorsy. Once upon a time, the richest region with a unique palace and park complex was known far beyond its native lands and was considered the family estate of the Litovor-Khreptovich branch, starting from...
Manor and chapel-tomb of the Lenskys in Sula

Manor and chapel-tomb of the Lenskys in Sula

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Today's village of Sula is well known thanks to the history park "Valikaye Principality of Sula", which is located on the territory that previously belonged to the Lensky family. Representatives of this family owned the town for 4 generations, starting from the end of the 18th century and...
Krupki former estate of the Svyatsky family

Svyatsky Manor in Krupki

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Krupki is a small town in the Minsk region, located near the M1 highway. The first chronicle mentions of which take us back to the 16th century, when these lands belonged to the magnates Sangushki (those who built the castle in...
Estate of Stanisław August Poniatowski Ponemun

Poniatowski’s residence “Ponemun” in Grodno

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Closer to the Eastern Bridge in Grodno, near the very bank of the Neman River, is the summer residence of the last king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Stanislaw August Poniatowski. What has survived from this manor complex is a heavily rebuilt house, a chapel-burial vault, a stable, some outbuildings,...
Veska Zabrezze

Zabreze (Zabrezze) - where was the Nekrashevich estate?

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Zabrezye has a rich and interesting history, which begins in the first half of the 15th century. This place belonged to many prominent families: Zaberezinsky, Dorogostaisky, Zbarazhsky, and later history is connected with the Nekrashevichs, from whom it is preserved here...
Palace near Dabraulany

Dobrovlyany (Dabraulany) – the lost estate of the Gunters

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The village of Dobrovlyany (Dabravlyany) is located in the Smorgon region, not far from the urban village of Svir and the P95 highway, and the main attraction of the place is the buildings preserved from the time of the Gunter estate. The first mentions of Dobrolyany date back to the 16th century, when...
The lost estate of the Kotsell-Shvykowskis in Benitsa

The lost estate of the Kotsell-Shvykowskis in Benitsa

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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 some belonged to representatives of the local nobility, among whom were the Volovichi, Oleshkevich, Komarov,...
Theophilus Eugeniusz Boretti

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

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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. In addition, such photographs help to see familiar and not...
The Lost Tsiekhanowiecki Palace in Bocheikovo

The Lost Tsiekhanowiecki Palace in Bocheikovo

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About 20 kilometers from Beshenkovichi there is the agricultural town of Bocheikovo, which will be interesting to visit to see part of the heritage of the Tsekhanovetsky family. In addition to several outbuildings, an outbuilding and a memorial sign, you can find the place where the real...

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...

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