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Tour Sapegs archipelago Clonim-Ruzhany-Zelva

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Route: MinskSlonimZelvaRuzhanyMinsk
Distance: 530 km
Duration: 14:00 hour
Kind: Bus-Walking tours
Language of training: Russian

So often we say about how the history of Belarus is rich and saturated. But who writes it? Outstanding personalities write it. They in every afternoon of the life make an invaluable contribution to development of our earth. As did this Sapegi. With that love and devotion with what Jan Sapega has created the Statute Great Kgyazhestva Litovskogo. It has fixed by the statute of 1588 sovereignty and independence of the Belarusian lands for ages. You will visit the archipelago Sapeg, you learn about their history and history of lands with which their destiny is closely connected.

The excursion program

The excursion program - Sapegs archipelago Clonim-Ruzhany-Zelva

  • Gathering the group
    Gathering the group
  • Moving
    Moving in Slonim (200 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction Slonim church of St. Andrew the Apostle
    In the middle of the 18th century, slightly in a distance from the historic center, the fine church was built – its shape strikes guests with richness of finishing and plasticity of forms. The towers located at an angle, numerous niches and graceful lines betray to the temple special charm. Having passed through destructions, use under warehouses of a pickles and restoration – he everything also gracefully welcomes inhabitants and guests of Slonim.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Slonim Benedictine monastery
    Benedictines – the oldest Catholic monastic order founded in the 6th century. They live in work and a prayer and train representatives of the "secular" world – more often it is girls from the shlyakhetskikh of families. In Slonim the monastery the benediktinok has been based by the wife of the Smolensk substeward. Nuns have come from the liquidated Smolensk monastery and were called as the Smolensk exiles. How their fate in Slonim was? You learn about it during the excursion.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Slonim Choral synagogue
    Slonim synagogue is one of the oldest surviving synagogues in Belarus. The architectural dominant of the old shopping area organically combines the defensive character and graceful baroque facades. Of particular interest is the well-preserved interior: the bima - an elevation for holding religious rituals - with ancient frescoes on the dome, stucco, painted or covered with gilding. The murals on the walls of the synagogue tell about the centuries-old Jewish culture.
  • Moving
    Moving in Zelva (36 km)
  • Lunch
  • Attraction
    Attraction Zelvensky Holy Trinity Church
    Trinity Church in Zelva – one of the few sights of the town. Different versions about her emergence occur here. Roofing felts at the beginning of the 19th century on the bases of the ancient temple have built at first a church, roofing felts in the same time theater here Sapegami has been built. There were services or entertainments for guests of the Annensky fair here? The guide will in more detail tell about it. Trinity Church keeps the memory of old times another story. Here Larisa Geniyush is buried and the monument is established to her – possibly, only in Belarus with symbolics of BNR and the words "Bozha, Barani Belarus!" – it was very important, for the Belarusian poetess and the parishioner of the temple who wasn't losing faith even during general atheism.
  • Moving
    Moving in Ruzhany (39 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction Ruzhansky basilian monastery and church of St. Peter and Paul
    One of the oldest temples in Pruzhanshchina and an example of refined architectural Baroque style – Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Ruzhanakh. Together with the remained inhabited constructions of the monastery she decorates the central square of the town. 10 years the court architect Sapeg Jan Samuel Becker worked on creation of an architectural masterpiece – in the second half of the 18th century the majestic temple with lines of baroque has been consecrated for the sake of apostles Pyotr and Pavel. We suggest to see him and to learn about history and the present of a monastic complex.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Ruzhany Church of the Holy Trinity
    5 centuries ago the grand-ducal chancellor Lev Sapega together with the wife Aleksandra became church fundator in an entail property – in Ruzhanakh. Then it was the wooden temple, later – stone, further – several reorganizations … And here now to our eyes the view of quite modest silhouette of classical style opens, but it is worth entering inside – refined interiors win attention, and the improbable sound of body – pleases hearing.
  • Museum
    Museum Museum «Ruzhansky Sapieha palace complex»
    Ruzhana – very remarkable Belarusian town where the patrimonial nest of Sapeg – the Palace palace has settled down characteristic of the Italian Renaissance. Guests from all Belarus and from the different countries of Mira are attracted here by arcades and ruins – and is once, Jan Sapega accepted the king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Sigismund Stary here, treated him with local mead from a large crystal glass. At one time here even the state treasury of the principality was stored, and the solid arsenal was placed. Time and soldiers haven't spared creation to this day not of the famous architect, however our contemporaries actively restore a masterpiece. For now, you visit already restored halls of entrance gate and you will walk among majestic arcades of the palace.
  • Moving
    Moving in Minsk (250 km)
  • The end of the tour

Map of the tour route Sapegs archipelago Clonim-Ruzhany-Zelva