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Things to see in Braslav: ‘Mosaic’ church, lakes, architecture hailing from the Tatra Mountains and beach festivals Things to see in Braslav: ‘Mosaic’ church, lakes, architecture hailing from the Tatra Mountains and beach festivals
The town of Braslav, the center of the Belarusian Lake District, is located on a narrow strip of land between the lakes of Drivyaty and Novyaty. It was first mentioned in chronicles in 1065. The Chronicles of Bykhovets mentioned it as Braslavl, the Chronicle of Maciej Stryjkowski as Braslaw...
Things to see in Novogrudok, the first capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the homeland of Adam Mickiewicz Things to see in Novogrudok, the first capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the homeland of Adam Mickiewicz
A cozy town with a very common name had a truly unusual, interesting past. Many centuries ago, it was the first capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, one of the largest states of medieval Europe. Later, a stone castle was built there, which remained the most formidable fortress for a long time. King Jahajla married the young Princess Sophia of Golshany in the main church of Novogrudok in 1422 and thus started the famous Jagiellonian dynasty...
Belarus’ Iconic Experiences Belarus’ Iconic Experiences
Traveling is not just about a hundred photos in your smartphone or another mark on the world map. Traveling is about bright emotions and new experiences. Any corner of the planet can surprise you. Belarus is no exception! Natural and man-made sights, centuries-old rites, architectural gems, delicious food… Everyone can find something to their liking here...
What to see in Polotsk: Majestic St Sophia, the treasures of St Euphrosyne, the book printing legacy of Francysk Skaryna and other sights of the oldest town of Belarus What to see in Polotsk: Majestic St Sophia, the treasures of St Euphrosyne, the book printing legacy of Francysk Skaryna and other sights of the oldest town of Belarus
Polotsk is worth visiting to feel the atmosphere of one of the first major towns of the Eastern Slavs, to stroll down the streets that keep secrets of centuries-old history, to see the legendary temples and listen to the organ of the famous St Sophia Cathedral… Polotsk has been included in the list of the main cultural, religious and tourist routes of the country...
What to see in Orsha: The city of monasteries, the college/prison and Korotkevich’s house What to see in Orsha: The city of monasteries, the college/prison and Korotkevich’s house
Dubbed as the eastern gate of Belarus, Orsha was first mentioned in The Tale of Bygone Years in 1067 under the name Rsha. Back then the Yaroslavich Triumvirate (the descendants of Yaroslav the Wise) invited Polotsk Prince Vseslav the Sorcerer and his sons for peace talks ‘to Rsha at Smolensk’. As soon as Vseslav crossed the Dnieper, he was treacherously captured, taken to Kiev and imprisoned…
What to see in Pinsk: Jesuit college, the oldest pipe organ and other attractions What to see in Pinsk: Jesuit college, the oldest pipe organ and other attractions
Pinsk, one of the largest towns in southern Belarus, an ancient cultural, spiritual and historical center, has been known for more than nine centuries. It was first mentioned in chronicles on 5 November 1097. Pinsk was an influential town and always fascinated visitors by its beauty and uniqueness. Today the unofficial capital of the Polesie region is home to more than 160 historical sites which make up a unique urban ensemble. Pinsk yields only to the ‘royal city’ of Grodno in terms of the number of architectural monuments...
What to see in Borisov: Legendary battlefields of 1812, beautiful temples and the stadium of Belarus’ most decorated football club What to see in Borisov: Legendary battlefields of 1812, beautiful temples and the stadium of Belarus’ most decorated football club
This town is known far beyond Belarus. Football fans know it for Borisov BATE, the country’s most successful club, while history and travel lovers know it for the epochal events of 1812. Nearby there is a site of the decisive battle between the French army of Napoleon and the Russian army. The legendary crossing over the Berezina River claimed thousands of lives and became synonymous with disaster in the French language…
A must-see! “Outer space” landscapes of the Yelnya swamp A must-see! “Outer space” landscapes of the Yelnya swamp
Bogs are called the “lungs of Europe”, “space on earth”, and even the “time machine” capable of carrying anyone thousands of years back...
What to see in Lida: Grand Duke Hiedymin’s castle, King Jahajla’s wedding, old brewery and open air festival What to see in Lida: Grand Duke Hiedymin’s castle, King Jahajla’s wedding, old brewery and open air festival
Lida’s most cherished heritage is the castle laid in 1323 by Grand Duke Hiedymin, the forefather of the legendary dynasty and the founder of Vilna, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The Lida bastion is rightly considered unique because it was the first stone castle of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in Belarus. It also served as a prototype of another famous castle, which was built later in the town of Mir by Duke Yuri Ilyinich, the governor of Lida...
What to see in Nesvizh: A UNESCO World Heritage site and many other attractions What to see in Nesvizh: A UNESCO World Heritage site and many other attractions
The legendary Nesvizh is worth seeing just for its magnificent 16th-century palace: a UNESCO World Heritage site, a former residence of the Radziwills, one of Europe's largest and most powerful families...
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