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Kascel Kamai

Kamaia Defensive Church of St. John the Baptist

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If you want to touch truly old historical sites on the territory of Belarus, then you should definitely go to the village of Kamai, where a unique architectural monument has been preserved - the Church of St. John the Baptist. The temple may not...
Restored synagogue in Vitebsk

Great Lubavitcher Synagogue in Vitebsk

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On Revolyutsionnaya Street in Vitebsk not long ago there was a grand opening of a synagogue restored from the ruins. The ancient architectural monument stood in ruins for many years, but thanks to the efforts of the local Jewish diaspora and concerned citizens, the building was...
Lost heritage: Jesuit church in Vitebsk

Lost heritage: Jesuit church in Vitebsk

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The central part of the city of Vitebsk keeps a huge history, including some that is partially lost and forgotten. So, for example, on the site of today’s parking lot (the intersection of Lenin Street and Frunze Avenue) there was a Jesuit monastery with an impressive church...
Church of the Holy Trinity in the agricultural town of Ulla, Vitebsk region

Trinity Church in Ulla

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Ulla (in Belarusian - Ula) is a rather ancient place, which was part of the Principality of Polotsk and known in chronicles since the 14th century. Today's Ulla is already an agricultural town in the Beshenkovichi district, and among the attractions...
Intercession Cathedral and Trinitarian Monastery in Vitebsk

Intercession Cathedral and Trinitarian Monastery in Vitebsk

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One of the many Orthodox churches in Vitebsk is the Intercession Cathedral on Lenin Street. However, not everyone knows that the church was originally the Church of the Virgin Mary, built at the Trinitarian monastery. The monks of the order settled in Vitebsk in...
Monument to Vladimir Korotkevich in Vitebsk

Monument to Vladimir Korotkevich in Vitebsk

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One of the attractions of the city of Vitebsk is the monument to the writer Vladimir Semenovich Korotkevich (Uladzimir Karatkevich). This memorial sign was installed back in 1994 at the intersection of Chekhov and Suvorov streets. According to the architect Rybakov, Korotkevich should...
The Lost Tsiekhanowiecki Palace in Bocheikovo

The Lost Tsiekhanowiecki Palace in Bocheikovo

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About 20 kilometers from Beshenkovichi there is the agricultural town of Bocheikovo, which will be interesting to visit to see part of the heritage of the Tsekhanovetsky family. In addition to several outbuildings, an outbuilding and a memorial sign, you can find the place where the real...
Amazing Yelnya swamp

Yelnya – a unique array of raised bogs

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The Yelnya Republican Nature Reserve today can be called one of the most popular tourist destinations in Belarus. People come here as actively as, for example, to Belovezhskaya Pushcha or Mir Castle. The Yelnya swamp is a unique natural complex located...
Abandoned estate Polymya

Svyatsky estate “Old Belitsa” in the village of Plamya

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Once upon a time, in the Sennensky district, in a place with the sonorous name Belitsa, there was one of the richest estates in the Vitebsk region. Today, the ruins of the Svyatsky estate in the agricultural town of Plamya remind us of those times. There really is a little confusion with toponyms, the estate...
Senno, Vitebsk region

The city of Senno – what to see from the sights?

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The city of Senno, Vitebsk region, has a rather rich and interesting history, and the first documented mentions of it date back to the mid-16th century. The name and origin of the town still causes heated debate today. City coat of arms (two braids...

Minsk on old photos and postcards

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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

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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...

Unusual obelisk in Koldychevo

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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...

TOP 55 apps and websites for travelers 2024

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