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Lyakhavitsky castle

Lyakhovichi Castle - where was it located?

The fact that there once stood a real defensive castle in Lyakhovichi is reminiscent of the city’s coat of arms, which depicts an ancient fortress. Construction of the castle began on the orders of the famous military and statesman of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania - Jan...
Gorodok, Molodechno district - what is interesting to see?

Town – what to see in this place?

One of the oldest towns in the Molodechno region is today’s agricultural town of Gorodok, the first mention of which dates back to the mid-12th century (1161). Here you can see part of the ordinary buildings, a church, an ancient Jewish cemetery...
Where was the castle in Losk?

14th century fortification in the village of Losk

Losk is an interesting village in which a rather atypical terrain for Belarus prevails, which at one time contributed to the construction of Losk Castle here. Presumably, a wooden fortress on a local settlement was erected in the first half of the 14th century....
Ancient settlement in Lukoml

Ancient settlement in Lukoml

Today it may be hard to believe, but Lukoml, Vitebsk region, is one of the oldest corners on the territory of modern Belarus. Once upon a time, a whole city stood here, and chronicle references go as far as the middle of the 11th century....
Lyskovskoe settlement - the place where the royal castle used to be

Lyskovskoe settlement and the place where the castle was

At the entrance to Lyskovo from the village of Ososhniki, pay attention to the memorial stone "Barrows", once there was a real royal castle on this place. Not much is known about the history of this fortress. The castle is said to...
Glusk - what to see? Castle, ancient places

Glusk - what to see? Castle, ancient places

Glusk is a large urban settlement of the Mogilev region, which is located near the P55 highway connecting Bobruisk and Soligorsk. The first mention of the town of Glusk in the annals dates back to the 15th century, and among the prominent owners: Golshansky, Khodkevichi, ...
What are the ruins in the village of Svisloch, Osipovichi district

Svisloch castle, settlement and synagogue ruins

There are enough settlements with the name "Svisloch" in Belarus, in this article we are talking about the village of Osipovichi district, Mogilev region. Here, near the confluence of the Berezina and Svisloch, you can see an ancient settlement with ruins. The history of this place is enough...
Orsha 1067

Orsha settlement and the place where the castle stood

The best historical place in Orsha is the castle on the peninsula in the center of the city. It was here that Orsha began about 1000 years ago. The first buildings on this hillfort were of course wooden, and the first stone parts of the future...
settlement "Swedish Mountain"

Ancient castle and settlements of Volkovysk

Volkovysk is a city with a 1000-year history, the main reminder of which can be called an ancient settlement, or rather, as many as 2 settlements and one castle. A large hill, clearly visible from all corners of Volkovysk, is the "Swedish...

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...

Ancient church in Bystrica from 1523

Bystritsa is a village in the Ostrovets district, not far from the border with Lithuania (a settlement in the border area), and the main and perhaps the most interesting attraction...

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