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Culture of Vitebsk. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The historical and cultural heritage of the city is incredibly diverse and numerous. The most important historical symbol of Vitebsk is the Local Lore Museum, located in the building of the Town Hall. It stores key exhibits, telling about the history of ancient Vitebsk. After visiting priceless exhibits, visitors to the museum have a unique opportunity to visit the tower of the Vitebsk Town Hall and admire the city from a bird's eye view.
The first settlements on the territory of modern Vitebsk appeared in the Stone Age. Archaeologists have discovered ancient cities, barrows, as well as household items and tools of labor of … Open
The favorite place of rest for tourists became the National Polotsk Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve, which unites eleven different museums. Also in demand from curious tourists is the museum-estate of artist I. Repin. The flow of visitors to the art center of Marc Chagall does not stop. Its location is a beautiful red brick building, which was built in the early 20th century and is also of great cultural value. In Vitebsk, the historical district is partially preserved, on the territory of which the main part of most important architectural sites is concentrated.
Among them, the above-mentioned building of the City Hall which is an excellent example of baroque. The building was built in the second half of the 18th century, and in 1911 the last reconstruction took place. The building has remained unchanged for over a hundred years. Nearby there is an important religious monument - the Resurrection Church. It was built recently, in 2009, and is located on the site of a ruined church of the 18th century. The style of the building in many ways repeats the features of the past, so at first glance it is difficult to determine the age of the building; no doubt its perfect appearance does not cause doubts. Copyright
There are a lot of cozy restaurants and cafes in Vitebsk, among which one of the most popular is the restaurant "Zolotoy Drakon". This is the only institution in the city that specializes in … Open
An incredibly beautiful building is the Cathedral of St. Barbara. Built in the late 18th century, it represents a harmonious combination of baroque elements and neo-Romanesque style, the cathedral is built of red brick and looks very impressive. A real symbol of Vitebsk was the Summer Amphitheater; the opening of this concert venue took place back in 1988. In 2007, the site was restored and expanded. Today it is a beautiful cultural center in the open air, which has become a permanent venue for the most important city events. In Vitebsk there is the largest area of the country - Victory Square. It is decorated with very beautiful monuments and memorial complexes dedicated to the victims of the Great Patriotic War.
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The village of Hyervyaty (Gierviaty) is famous for its Holy Trinity Catholic Church. It was built by Prince Olszewski at the beginning of the 20th century. This is the largest Catholic church in Belarus. The stone church was built on the site of a wooden one that dated back to the 16th century. Tall and sharp spires of the neo-gothic building look very unusual for the typical countryside landscape. Around the church, there is a real small French park with its straight roads and ideal geometry of lawns and bushes. The Holy Trinity Catholic Church operates as a church, but unique acoustic properties make it one of the best pipe organ halls in the country. The pipe organ in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church was made specifically for this building, and it sounds just as great as right after the installation. … Open
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