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The majority of cities in Belarus were founded yet in 8th – 10th centuries, so there are many places of interest, historic sights, old buildings and museums in every part of the country. Visiting them will help you get acquainted with this wonderful country and its rich heritage.
The capital of the country, Minsk, is also the biggest culture centre of Belarus. The most famous landmarks of the city include Troitskoye Predmestye, Jesuit Collegium, Kalvaryja Church, the Church of Maria Magdalena, the Church of Alexander Nevsky, the Church of Holy Trinity, the Cathedral of Holy Spirit, Mason House, Pishchalauski Castle and Loshitskij Park and mansion. Almost all of these memorial places were constructed to celebrate an important historic event. As the majority of sights in Minsk are old, they exhibit numerous ancient artefacts, priceless icons and relics, so an excursion to any of the abovementioned places will be truly interesting and educative. The most popular museum in Minsk are Belarus National Museum of History and Culture, Belarus State Art Museum, the Museum of Ancient Art, the Museum of World War II, the Museum of National Architecture and the Museum of Stones in Uruchie.
In Minsk, tourists will find a diversified cultural program, but the capital is not the only city with rich heritage. The ancient city of Zaslawye is home to a large open-air museum. Tourists will find there magnificent churches, old castles and fortresses, ancient protective facilities that belong to 15th – 17th centuries. Other notable sights include the Transfiguration of the Saviour Church, “Mlyn” ethnographic complex, the Museum of Music Instruments and the Cathedral of Virgin Mary. Copyright
In recent years, more and more tourists prefer to visit Nesvizh. This interesting city is mostly famous for Nesvizh Castle. The castle was built in the end of the 18th century in accordance with the project of Giovanni Bernardoni. The palace was considered one of the most beautiful buildings of its era. It was also an impenetrable fortress with thick walls and a system of protective graffs.
The village of Khatyn is also worth attention of travellers. The tragic story of the village is well known around the world. In 1943 the village was burnt to ashes by the Fascists. All 149 people, who lived in Khatyn, were killed. In the memory of the dead, the great memorial complex named “the Unconquered Human” was built in the territory of the village. Other popular excursion routes in Belarus include such cities as Mogilev, Brest, Grodno, Bobruisk, and Vitebsk.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks of Belarus
♥   National Park 'Prypyatskiy' . On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Castles of Belarus
♥   Castle 'Hieraniony Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Hrodna New Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Hrodna Old Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Kopys' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Kosava castle' . On the map   Photos
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Palaces in Belarus
♥   Palace 'Old Grodno Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Palace in Kosava' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Palace in Świack' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Rumyantsev-Paskevich Residence' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Ruzhany Palace' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Belarus from our review series

National Library of Belarus

From the series “Top 16 most amazing buildings of the planet”
The building of the National Library in Minsk is not similar to any other library with long narrow corridors and dilapidated walls in the world. The neometric form of the building is complicated and untypical. This is a regular rhombus cube octahedron, the height of which is 73.6 meters. The 23-storey building of the library has the area of ​​about 113 700 square meters. More than half of the building area is allocated to the bookmagazine.

The original form of the building is by no means unique. The library façade was decorated with thousands of colorful LED lights. Many guests Minsk strive to see the library in the evening. At dawn, her façade is alive. The complicated colorful pictures then change. The media facade is illuminated until midnight. The library was relatively … Read all
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This is the first Belarusian city that received the Magdeburg right or the right to self-government. The inhabitants of the city were not only exempted from paying heavy feudal duties, but they could also choose their own magistrate. It was in this city that the first synagogue was opened, which for many centuries was the richest in the territory of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Lithuanian prince Vitovt granted special privileges to the Jews, and therefore they considered Brest the … Read more
Residents engaged in hunting and fishing; these fisheries for many years formed the basis of the activities of the indigenous population. After the collapse of Kievan Rus, Gomiy began to pay tribute to Chernigov princes, who immediately identified this cozy and well-fortified settlement from among the rest. Despite its modest size, the town had a fine craftsmanship. In addition, it was located in a surprisingly beautiful area. Soon Gomel fell under the rule of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, … Read more
Vitebsk was founded in the year 974 by the Kiev princess Olga, but in the annals it is mentioned for the first time much later, in 1021. Vitebsk and Polotsk teams participated in many legendary historical battles. In the period of feudalization of the IX-XI centuries, individual cities grew and grew, new states were formed, among which the Grand Duchy of Russia, Lithuania and Zhemtoy. By the end of the 13th century, many Belarusian lands became part of it, including Vitebsk. In the 15th … Read more
Looking at the building of the city’s town hall, it is difficult to imagine that it is a novelty. The Town Hall, which guests of Minsk can see today, was built in 2004. The very first building of the city administration in this place was built back in the 19th century. In the middle of the 19th century, the old town hall was destroyed by order of Nicholas I. The city authorities decided to restore the historical monument several decades ago. A bright monument of architecture of the … Read more

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