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Monument to the War of 1812 in Polotsk

A 24-meter obelisk-pyramid rises on Svobody Square in Polotsk, reinstalled at a historical site in 2009. The original version of this monument appeared back in 1850 in order to honor the memory of those who died during the war of 1812. Polotsk...
Lutheran chapel in Polotsk

Chapel-tomb at the Lutheran cemetery in Polotsk

Among the lesser known and not the most popular sights of Polotsk, one can single out an old Lutheran cemetery with a chapel. The place is located far from the central part of the city and will be more interesting for those who have been more than once...
Kirkha Polotsk

The former church in Polotsk, and now the museum of local lore

In Polotsk, a unique architectural monument has been preserved - a kircha (Lutheran church). Now there is a local history museum. The history of the Polotsk Lutheran community begins in the second half of the 18th century, when in 1775 the first...
St. Sophia Cathedral in Polotsk

Sophia Cathedral - the main attraction of Polotsk

One of the most interesting and visited sights of Polotsk is St. Sophia Cathedral. The architectural monument that can be seen today was built in the middle of the 18th century on the site of the foundation of the first church, laid in the period from 1044...
churches in belarus

Top 10: Churches in Belarus

Religion has been an integral part of people's lives since early centuries. Therefore, it is not surprising that a large number of Catholic and Orthodox churches were built on the territory of Belarus. Many great monuments of history and architecture have been lost, and now we can...
Polotsk UR

Polotsk UR (bunkers 31-42), brief overview (photo and video)

Polotsk UR (bunkers 31-42), a brief overview (photo and video) The Polotsk fortified area of ​​the "Stalin Line" was distinguished by a special density of defensive structures. There were about 200 structures on 56 km of the controlled territory. For comparison, the Minsk UR had a similar number ...
sights of Polotsk

Weekend guide to Polotsk

Polotsk is the oldest city in Belarus, whose history began in the distant 8th century. Every street, every building of this small, by today's standards, city is full of history and legends. We decided to go to this city in Vitebsk...
Borisov Stone in Polotsk

Monument of epigraphy - Borisov Kamen in Polotsk

One of the most ancient artifacts and the Orthodox shrine of Belarus is Borisov Kamen. It was discovered near the village of Podkosteltsy, which is now part of Novopolotsk, in the channel of the Western Dvina. At the end of the last century, this boulder, which has...

What kind of miracle? White starling in Minsk

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

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

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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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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