The most beautiful cities of Belarus
The bulk of tourists usually wish to visit the most famous places and world-famous attractions, and many worthy and interesting countries remain unfamiliar to most travelers. One of such countries is Belarus, because of unique natural beauty and many preserved cultural heritage of past centuries will be a great addition to the map of visited places for any seasoned or novice traveler.
In one of the oldest cities in Belarus has preserved the many beautiful examples of architecture of past eras. Grodno rightly bears the name of the Royal city. The main gems of the city are the castles (Old and New) and kolozhskaya Church, built in the XXVII century. Numerous monuments, densely covered Castle hill, along with Kalozha Church form a unique historical reserve. Another great example of ecclesiastical architecture of Grodno is the Cathedral Church, a former monastery. To Grenoble can boast of and the beautiful nature the city is surrounded by beautiful bodies of water, forested mountains and ravines.
World famous the city has received as the birthplace of Marc Chagall. The life of a famous artist was a bright – Chagall studied, surrounded by the monuments of Saint Petersburg, lived long in the luxury of the French capital, but then still came back to his native country. Today the future artists of Vitebsk can get a proper education in a special school, founded by the famous countryman.
Chagall was named citizen of Vitebsk with pride and strongly emphasized their belonging to the Homeland. Beauty Belarusian city is reflected in numerous works of Mark, helping to move long separations, and attached to the canvas a sense of longing is partly done painting such a sensual and expressive. Even the beautiful capital of France the artist was associated with a small Vitebsk.
The capital of Belarus is one of the oldest cities in the country, and the first mention about Minsk have almost thousand-year history. Minsk — city battles, where they built new houses, once upon a time were in a frenzy of his troops Kiev and Polovtsian princes. Ancient monuments in the city is almost gone – Minsk is not just passed from one warring side to the other, the city looted, burned and destroyed almost to the ground. But every time the local people expelled the invaders and Minsk was reborn even greater than before. Now the war is behind us, and the capital of Belarus is one of the largest European cities. Managed to avoid the complete destruction of several objects of ecclesiastical architecture – for example, the Cathedral of the XVII century, which houses the oldest icon of the Mother of God, Church of the virgin Mary (beginning of XVIII century), unique constructions of the Upper town, the oldest of which is about 300 years.
As the capital of a country with a developed system of foreign economic relations, Minsk is the center of business tourism. There are hotels of all categories are ready to satisfy all the needs of any tourist. In addition, the city has many cafes and restaurants for all tastes, operate to the convenience of choice of venues and reservations via the Internet resources.
State stores GUM and TSUM Department store in Minsk has preserved its status, avoiding full privatization by the example of his Moscow colleagues. In these shops you can buy many local products that are not in high demand.
The small town of notable architectural monuments, the chief of which is the ancient castle of the Radziwill family, listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The power of the high stone vaults of the castle holds many legends and myths about the fate of individual representatives of a once noble family. In addition, in the Central part of the city, visitors are greeted by the beautiful town hall, the Church a unique style of performance and a few attractions.
Calm waters Foam and the infamous Pripyat merge into a single channel near Pinsk. The city has a long history, and mention of Pinsk can be found in the Chronicles, which more than 900 years. It is believed that the city was founded, was a descendant of one of the most ancient Slavic tribes. The first Pinsk there were a few individual settlements, sprawling settlements and later became a full-fledged city.
Pinsk was able to avoid this amount of destruction that befell the capital of Belarus, and is therefore here preserved a much more ancient monuments of cultural heritage. Directly under the modern town square under a layer of earth the hidden stone ruins of ancient castles and traces of the old city. In excavations were found many artifacts in various reasons are still very well preserved. The uniqueness of Pinsk is that the handwritten data on the life of citizens at the end of the first Millennium almost gone, and all ideas scientists create solely on the basis of preserved specimens discovered by archaeologists. The local Museum houses many tools and household items. However, when dealing with historical monuments it is necessary to observe the strictest caution – do not be deceived by the external preservation of finds, because they are very fragile.
This city is undoubtedly the main year hero of Belarus and a living symbol of all the best qualities of soldiers of the Soviet army, which during the great Patriotic war for a long time been holding the Fort. Even Belarusians do not forget about the glorious feats of their predecessors, paying respect to the heroes of the Brest Fortress. The building itself is the pride of the city and its main attraction, which is annually visited by a huge number of tourists.
Another Belarusian city with an ancient history, Mogilev rightly bears the name of the second capital of the country. The main object of the cultural heritage of the city is the Holy Nikopol convent and the complex of surrounding buildings, among which the most famous St. Nicholas Cathedral, built in the early XVI century. Inside the temple walls are decorated with unique paintings, to which a hand of the Church the most talented masters of different generations. At the end of the XVIII century was erected near the arches of Church of St. Onuphrius. The nuns lived in stone buildings, and about important events all of the bells announced a high steeple. During the fighting of the great Patriotic war, the monastery and nearby buildings suffered significant losses, but later the leadership of the country under a special program took care of the restoration of the cultural heritage of Mogilev. Today, all citizens and tourists are pleasing views of the town hall, exhibits the architecture and the beautiful nature of the second capital of Belarus.
Of course, the cultural wealth of Belarus includes a lot more different objects, and even nicer to tourists may be the natural values of one of the former Soviet republics. But to start out with Belarus better with larger cities, gradually forming its own view.