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Sights of Belarus associated with the Czapski family

What kind of unusual tower was there in Pryluky?

What kind of unusual tower was there in Pryluky?

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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 to the right of the estate, if you were facing the building. In terms of functionality it...
Where was the first power plant in Minsk

Where was the first power plant located in Minsk?

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In the second half of December 2022, a new tourist point with a historical context appeared in Minsk - this is a partially recreated facade of the first city power plant (transformer substation). The construction of this power plant in Minsk began at the end of the 19th century,...
Church of St. Peter and Paul in the agricultural town of Zhuprany

Neo-Gothic Church of St. Peter and Paul in Zhuprany

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Zhuprany is an agricultural town in Oshmyany district, which is located on the road connecting Oshmyany and Smorgon. Initially, the village was called "Zuprany" (the Zuprany Forest was located nearby, where European bison were found). However, over time and due to phonetic ...
Short tourist route from Minsk

Short route for the weekend: Priluki - Dzerzhinsk - Stankovo

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There is such a mood when you want to get out of Minsk and see the maximum in a minimum of time. For such cases, a short route was prepared: Priluki - Dzerzhinsk - Stankovo. You can enjoy the Czapski heritage and see interesting historical places. Pryluky First...
The ruins of the entrance gate "Minsk" Chapsky in Stankovo

The ruins of the entrance gate of the Chapsky estate in Stankovo

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Once upon a time, in the village of Stankovo, there was an impressive estate of Count Emeric Hutten-Czapsky. The palace itself has not survived to this day and was partially destroyed during the Second World War. Then, on the site of the ruins of the palace, already in ...
Skarbets Library in Stankovo

Manor and library of Czapsky "Skarbets" in Stankovo

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Very close to Dzerzhinsk is the village of Stankovo. An interesting landmark from the time of the Chapskys, the Skarbets library, has been preserved here. Unfortunately, the estate-palace itself has not survived to this day. But you can see some of the manor buildings: a barn, a stable, an outbuilding, ...
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Church of St. George in the village of Svoyatichi, 1825

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One of the main attractions of Svoyatichi is the Church of St. George, built in the classicism style in 1825. The massive stone temple is atypical in its form, elongated, but not at all wide and from the facade it seems absolutely small....
Church in Lake Village

Church of St. Peter and Paul - Lake

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Peter and Paul Church in the village of Ozero Church of St. Peter and Paul in the town of Ozero, Minsk region. The settlement is located right at the exit from the P23 highway, it will not be difficult to find the temple. You can also get from Dzerzhinsk, ...
Abandoned estates in Belarus

Abandoned estates in Belarus - part 2.

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Exactly a year ago, our website published the material "Abandoned Estates in Belarus", and today we are publishing the second part of interesting ruined and neglected family estates. Once they struck with their architectural forms, but today they only evoke ...
Czapski Palace in Priluki near Minsk

Czapski Palace in Priluki near Minsk

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15 km from Minsk you can visit the historical and picturesque place of Priluki. The first mention of the area where the Czapski Palace stands today dates back to the middle of the 16th century. At that time, there was a post office on the site of the famous estate...

Svisloch – what to see in the ancient town?

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Svisloch is one of the small towns in the Grodno region, located near the border with Poland. The history of this place is rich and eventful, taking its toll...

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...

Chapel of the Soltanovs and the tombstone of the Reitanovs in Lyakhovichi

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At the entrance to Lyakhovichi, from the Baranovichi side, attention is drawn to a large cemetery where curious ruins can be seen. Upon closer inspection, it turns out that this is the Soltanov chapel-tomb...

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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