The historical and cultural heritage left to us from the noble families is huge: architectural monuments, homesteads, temples, literature and poetry, traditions and customs. The list can be endless, but today we will focus on tombs of famous representatives of the nobility in Belarus.
Tomb of the Reitans
Located in the village Grushevka, Lyakhovichi districtaway from the main building homesteads. Built of brick and decorated with stucco moldings. After the death of the last member of the family, Józef ReitanThe estate was abandoned and badly damaged. Not once during this time it was robbed. The lancet towers and the soaring roof speak of the Gothic architectural style. Today the estate and tomb of the Reitans at the final stage of reconstruction.
Tomb of Zawisze in Uzda
Perhaps one of the most unusual tombs that can be found on the territory of Belarus. Outwardly, it resembles a miniature copy of the famous Egyptian pyramids. Tomb-chapel of Zawisze is divided into two parts. In the upper part there was a room for prayers, and in the lower part there was a crypt, in which there were three rows of burials.
Chapel-tomb of the Sventorzhetsky family
Another pyramid tomb is located in the village of MalinovshchinaHowever, visiting it is not so easy. The attraction is located on the territory of a local enterprise, where access is limited.
Tomb of the Dybowski family
Chapel built at the beginning of the 20th century with neo-gothic elements in the village of Novaya Ruditsa, Dzerzhinsky district. It is a rounded tower, which from afar can be mistaken for the ruins of a small castle.
Chapel of the Drutsky-Lubetsky
Ruins of the tomb located on the outskirts of the village Mankovichi, Vitebsk region.
Chapel-tomb of the Paskevich family
Sight is part of palace and park ensemble in Gomel. It was erected in 1870-1889 in the pseudo-Russian style. Two architects worked on its construction: Mesmacher was engaged in the decorative decoration of the tomb, and Wegener was engaged in construction.
Chapel in Lebedevo
Keeps a hundred years of history chapel-tomb in the village of Lebedevo, Molodechno district.
Gothic chapel-tomb Kachany
Building tombsы в WillowShkovtsy was started at the end of the 19th century. Initially, the building, which was supposed to be a burial place, was used as a temple. The chapel of the Kachan family is located in the cemetery and is well preserved.
Tomb in the village of Zherdyazhye
Another interesting tomb of Belarus is located in the Logoisk region. The chapel, dated to the middle of the 19th century, is a small octagonal building in the style of classicism. Until now, it is not known who the architects were and who exactly is buried in this tomb. There are suggestions that it is related to native Korbutov-Dashkevichwho owned the area at the time.
Chapel-tomb of the Vishnevskys
There are also interesting tombs in the Minsk region, for example Chapel Vishnevsky between the villages of Teiki and Borzdyn.
Tomb of the Nonharts
Ruins of a Gothic tomb from the early 17th century Gaytyunishki village, Grodno region. The construction was carried out with the support and guidance Petra Nonhartwho owned these lands. Nonhart Chapel was destroyed in the 20th century (nearby is a unique Nonhart fortress).
Tomb of the Semyonovs in Smolyany
Smolyany, Vitebsk region, is a village rich in sights. In addition to the castle and the church, here is partially preserved Alekseevskaya Church, next to which you can see the tomb.
Chapel of the Slugs in the village of Drutskovshchizne
In the Nesvizh region there is a small village called Drutskovshchizna, which once belonged to the Slug family. Reminders of those times are tomb ruins at the local cemetery.
Chapel-tomb of Svyatopolk-Mirsky in Mir
Unusual can be considered tomb of Svyatopolk-Mirsky. Built in the village of Mir, in the first half of the 20th century. Fits perfectly into the overall ensemble mundane castle. The tomb was built in the Art Nouveau style of red brick and gray stone, complemented by mosaics and icons.
Chapel-tomb of the Ozheshko family
The chapel is in the village Zakozel, Drogichensky district. Neo-Gothic tomb built by an architect Frantisek Jaschold in 1849, still fascinates with its beauty and grandeur.
The ruins of the tomb of the Neselovskys in the village of Servech
Near the village of Servech, Korelichi district, is located tomb of the Neselovskys. It was built in a retro-Gothic style and is a building consisting of eight sides with lancet windows. Finding it is not so easy, it is located in the forest thickets, but if you are a lover of antiquity, you should not be afraid of difficulties.
Tomb of the Zhabrovskys
In the former tract Tupalshchina (the nearest settlement is Padnevichi) you can see chapel of the Zhabrovsky family. The chapel was erected in the middle of the 19th century.
Chapel-tomb of Bogdanovichi
This tomb is located in the Vileika region, village Obodovtsy. It was built as a family crypt of the Bogdanovich family in the middle of the 19th century. With the advent of Soviet power, the Bogdanovichi estate was expropriated, and the tomb was looted.
Yazvinsky Chapel in Kholkhlovo
Shrine of Kashitsey “Obrin”
Located in the village of Pervomayskaya, Korelichsky district, once belonging to the family gruel. Unfortunately from estate "Obrina" only ruins remain. The tomb is also in a dilapidated state.
Chapel-tomb of the Prushinskys
Another unusual chapel of Belarus was built in Loshitsky park in the 18th century. The family crypt of the Prushinsky family was not completely preserved (it was badly damaged during the explosion), but the general plan of the structure speaks of its octagonal shape. The Roman Catholic tomb was looted. Even a lead coffin was taken out of the dungeon Yadwiga Lyubanskaya, the last of those buried in this chapel.
Chapel-tomb in Kossovo
The tomb is unique in that the burials were located within the walls of the structure, unlike other crypts, where tombstones are placed underground. It was built of stone in the middle of the 19th century. Kossovo tomb is an architectural monument of the retrospective-Gothic style.