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Travel season 2017. Part 1. Back and beyond!

Traveling in Belarus - Zadveya - Ishkold Everyday morning. Minsk. Automobile plant. It is clear, moderately frosty, we are going on the first trip to Belarus this season (2017). This time the purpose of our trip was the estate of the Radziwills...
Zadveya village

The ruins of the manor and icehouse of Chechotov in the village of Zadveya

Zadveya from the 18th century belonged to the Mezheevsky family. Since 1844, when Matvey Mezheevsky owned this place, the estate included a manor house, a manor, and two villages. The manor complex was located near the village of Polonechka, on the banks of the Dveika stream...
Manor of Count Potocki

Abandoned estate of Count Potocki in Berezino

The old estate in Berezino is associated with the name of Count Potocki, it is located on the river of the same name in the Berezinsky district. The manor house was built in the middle of the 19th century in the style of late classicism. After the arrival of the Bolsheviks, the building was adapted for a school....
Khreptovichi Palace in Grodno

Khreptovich Palace and Museum of the History of Religion

One of the attractions of Grodno is the building of the former Khreptovichi Palace, which today houses the Museum of the History of Religion. The construction of this Grodno residence of an old magnate family began in the middle of the 18th century, and Karol was the likely customer...
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Day route from Minsk: Rakov – Volozhin

The main purpose of the trip was to see with my own eyes the legendary estate of Tyszkiewicz. It is just located between Volozhin and the village of Ivenets. Of the manor house itself, only ruins have survived. But in the immediate vicinity there is also an abandoned ...
Moniuszko-Vankovichi Palace in Smilovichi

Moniuszko-Vankovichi park complex in Smilovichi

The central attraction of the urban village of Smilovichi is the Moniuszko park complex, which includes the former Moniuszko-Vankovichi palace and part of the outbuildings. The town of Smilovichi is mentioned in the chronicles as early as the middle of the 15th century, and for a long history the owners here were ...
Manor Belaya Dacha

Manor of the Adadurovs

Manor "Belaya Dacha" If you study the old manors of Minsk, then one of the must-see places will be a monument on Kazintsa Street 54. A large white house in the park of Kurasovshchina can be seen from the road, surrounded by trees, proudly towering...
Manor Bokhvytsey Pavlinovo

Manor Bokhvitsey in Pavlinovo

On the shore of the lake in the village of Pavlinovo, the Bokhvitsa Manor is located. Now the former estate is under reconstruction. The manor was built during the neo-Gothic heyday, so all the buildings are made in this restrained style. Even today you can see how majestic ...
Manor-museum and monument of Tadeusz Kosciuszko in Kossovo, Belarus

Manor-museum of Tadeusz Kosciuszko in Kossovo

One of the interesting sights in Kossovo is the museum-estate of Tadeusz Kosciuszko. This museum has an interesting history. After the death of father Tadeusz in 1764, the family was forced to sell their farm. Which eventually went to the counts of Puslovsky ....
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Svislatsky ruins: zamak qi not zamak?

Ruins near Svislachy: zamak qi not zamak? From our welcome, Nastsei Quende, we are trying to tell the truth of the cicada meat of our country! Immediately apovyad poidze pra Svislatsky zamak! The Svіslatsk ruins are a perfect example of this diversity of architectural remembrances, yakіya...

Film stills of Priluk and Minsk in the film “Forest Reality” of 1926

"Forest Story" is in many ways a landmark film for our culture and history. This is the first Belarusian film officially released at the facilities of the future Belarusfilm company. Secondly...

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...

What kind of unusual tower was there in Pryluky?

In old photographs and a drawing by Napoleon Orda, not only the Czapski Palace attracts attention, but also an unusual tower, somewhat reminiscent of a minaret. There was a four-tiered tower on the right...

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