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Ancient estates of Belarus: abandoned and restored

Manor Tyszkiewicz "Vyaloe" in the village of Rudnya

Ruins in the village of Rudnya – the estate of the Tyszkiewicz family “Vyaloe”

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The small village of Rudnya is located in the Volozhin district, Minsk region, between the village of Ivenets and the city of Volozhin. Here, deep in the forests, you can see an unusual attraction - the estate of the Tyszkiewicz "Vyaloe", or rather the ruins that remained from it. Get...
The village of Kalinino - the estate of the Yelsky family - Ignatichi

The estate of the Yelsky family “Ignatichi” in Kalinino

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Not far from Minsk, at a distance of 30 kilometers, is the village of Kalinino. Getting here is easy by car, but a little more difficult by public transport. From the sights here you can see the former estate of the Yelsky family - "Ignatichi". Around the estate was...
Dukorsky Maentak

Dukorsky Maentak - for weekend trips!

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Weekend not according to the pattern - Dukorsky Maentak. Visiting the Oshtorpov estate What is it? Where is it? Never heard? We have good news: perhaps you even managed to visit there. Does the name "Dukorsky Maentak" mean anything? Yes Yes....
Abandoned Homesteads

Abandoned Estates of Belarus. Part 1

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If we talk about the sights of Belarus, then in my opinion they can be divided into 3 types: "nationwide" - they include the most significant cultural places and central historical sites of cities. For example, any tourist planning ...
oginsky's estate

Manor and park complex Oginsky in Zalesye

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The composer and author of the Polonaise "Farewell to the Motherland" Mikhail Cleofas Oginsky in the early 19th century built the estate "Zalesye" in a small town. Now it is an agro-town of the same name in the Grodno region, which in the past was owned by the famous Oginsky family....
Starinki village - an abandoned estate of the Bogdanovich family

Abandoned manor Bogdanovichi in the village of Starinki

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On the outskirts of the village of Starinki, one interesting historical site has been preserved - the estate of the Bogdanovichs. The house has been standing in the Vileika region since the beginning of the 20th century. Initially, the owner of the estate was Count Lensky. But in 1876 these lands were transferred ...
Shchorsy estate: what remains of the Khreptovichi estate, Murovanka

Palace and park complex Khreptovichi in Shchorsy

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Khreptovichi heritage - Shchorsy estate Many people know the palace and park complex in Shchorsy as the Khreptovichi estate. One of the richest magnate families in Belarus was known far beyond their native lands and was mentioned in the Union of Horodzel at the beginning...
The Puslovsky estate "Albertin" in the suburbs of the city of Slonim

The ancient estate of the Puslovskys "Albertin" in the suburbs of Slonim

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On the outskirts of the city of Slonim, you can visit an attractive place for both historians and connoisseurs of beautiful landscapes. Here is the former estate "Albertin", with a large park complex and an artificial reservoir. The estate was founded through the efforts of representatives of the family...
Palace Khreptovichi in the urban village of Beshenkovichi

Palace Khreptovichi in the urban village of Beshenkovichi

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Beshenkovichi is a fairly large urban village in the Vitebsk region, located on the Western Dvina River. The place is interesting in terms of history and attractions. For example, in the village the Church of St. Elijah from the mid-19th century has been preserved, in addition...
Repin's estate

Repin's estate in Vitebsk. Museum-estate.

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Museum-estate of Repin "Zdravnevo" For romance, you should go to the outskirts of Vitebsk, where Repin's estate has been preserved. The cultural monument was in a deplorable state, but thanks to the efforts of the architect P. Krokholev, it found a new life in 1988. On the site of the estate there is a museum named after ...

Hoodie crow - photo and description

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One of the most common birds that can be seen wintering in Belarus is the hooded crow (Corvus corone cornix). The bird is considered...

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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