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Ancient estates of Belarus: abandoned and restored

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...
Abandoned estate Polymya

Svyatsky estate “Old Belitsa” in the village of Plamya

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Once upon a time, in the Sennensky district, in a place with the sonorous name Belitsa, there was one of the richest estates in the Vitebsk region. Today, the ruins of the Svyatsky estate in the agricultural town of Plamya remind us of those times. There really is a little confusion with toponyms, the estate...
Palace of the Rumyantsevs and Paskevichs in Gomel

Palace of the Rumyantsevs and Paskevichs in Gomel

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One of the central attractions of Gomel is the palace of the Rumyantsevs and Paskeviches. This is where every tourist who comes to the city tries to look, and locals enthusiastically walk in the park. The history of the creation of the palace complex began in the second half...
The park and the place where the estate of the Tyshkeviches was located in Svisloch

The park and the place where the estate of the Tyshkeviches was in Svisloch

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Svisloch, Grodno region, is a city rich in sights, many of which are in one way or another connected with the name Tyshkevich. One of the first representatives of this family who owned the Svisloch was Vincent Tyshkevich, the coat of arms of Leliv, he ...

Footage of Novogrudok in the 1979 film “Pani Maria”

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The ancient city of Novogrudok is rich not only in sights, but also in interesting events, including cinematic ones. The city has repeatedly become a film set for the most...

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...

“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 "Far" come from...

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