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Palace near Dabraulany

Dobrovlyany (Dabraulany) – the lost estate of the Gunters

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...
Bunker of the First World War in Dubotovka

German bunkers in 1917 and the chapel in Dubatovka

There are so many unusual historical sites you will come across while traveling around Belarus. So, for example, in the village of Dubatovka, Smorgon district, you can see 2 ancient German bunkers from the First World War. These structures are concrete, built in 1916-17...
Kascioli of Belarus

Neo-Gothic church in the village of Shimoneli (Nestanishki)

The Catholic Church of the Mother of God of Good Counsel is located in a rather remote place in the Smorgon region, where it can be difficult to get to. But those who dare will be able to see the neo-Gothic church built at the very beginning of the 20th century. What...
Where is the monument to Francis Bogushevich

Monument to Frantish Bogushevich in the city of Smorgon

One of the attractions of the city of Smorgon is the monument to Frantish Bogushevich (Francishak Bagushevich), installed in the central park. The architectural sketch was developed back in the early 90s, but it was only in 2009 that the project was realized in bronze....
The ancient church of St. Michael the Archangel in Smorgon

The ancient church of St. Michael in Smorgon

A vivid and one of the few surviving examples of Renaissance architecture in Belarus is the Church of St. Michael in Smorgon, originally built as a Calvin collection. This temple with all the defensive attributes was built to replace the old wooden...
Jewish heritage in Kreva: synagogue ruins, mikveh, bisheim, cheder

Abandoned synagogue courtyard in Kreva

The first association that arises when mentioning the village of Krevo is, of course, the ruins of the castle. However, there are other attractions in Krevo. For example, the synagogue courtyard, from which some buildings have partially survived. The most interesting are the synagogue...
Kreva Castle of the Grand Dukes

Kreva Castle of the Grand Dukes

One of the significant sights of the Grodno region, and indeed of the whole of Belarus, is the castle of the Grand Dukes in Kreva, which recently began to be restored from ruins. The town of Krevo itself, and today it is a large agricultural town of the Smorgon district, ...
The ruins of an ancient temple in the village of Novospassk

Ruined temple in Novospassk village

On the way from Smorgon to Krevo, you should pay attention to the ruins in the town of Novospassk. These ruins were once an ancient temple - first Uniate, then Orthodox, and perhaps for some time a church. The church was built in...
Zhodishki, Belarus

Ancient Church of the Holy Trinity in Zhodiski

Initially, the temple in Zhodishki was built as a Calvinist collection, at the very beginning of the 17th century. Work began in 1602 and completed 10 years later - in 1612, the same date is indicated on the information...
collegium Zhodishki

Zhodishki - collegium, estate, bust of Pavlov

The palace on the site of the former Jesuit Collegium in Zhodishki Zhodishki is a medium-sized agro-town in the Smorgon region. It is located on the picturesque river Viliya, which flows right next to all the main attractions of the settlement. Along with the Trinity Church...

Minsk on old photos and postcards

What did Minsk look like in the first half of the 20th century and the early post-war years? Old postcards depicting iconic...

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...

Unusual obelisk in Koldychevo

Once upon a time in Koldychevo there was an estate with a small estate of the Shalevich-Filipovichs, which they in turn received from the Nesvizh Radziwills. The central object of the estate complex was a compact...

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