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Tour Art and handicraft (Novogrudok - Beryozovka)

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Route: MinskNovogrudokBerezovkaMinsk
Distance: 345 km
Duration: 12:00 hour
Kind: Bus-Walking tours
Language of training: Russian

The tour provides an overview of the main attractions of Novogrudok, one of the oldest cities in Belarus, the first capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In the second half of the tour you will visit the oldest enterprise of the glass industry in Belarus - the glass factory «Neman». You will see how the masters blow glass, visit the local glass museum, you can buy unique works of art, reminiscent of the works of Venetian glass blowers.

The excursion program

The excursion program - Art and handicraft (Novogrudok - Beryozovka)

  • Gathering the group
    Gathering the group
  • Moving
    Moving in Novogrudok (155 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction St. Michael the Archangel Church in Novogrudok (visual inspection)
    At the beginning of the 17th century representatives of a Catholic award – Dominicans located in Novogrudka. For them the church was also built that combines elements of magnificent and festive baroque and late classicism. What was only not seen by the temple: soldiers and fires, granary and furniture warehouse, desolation and elimination of an award. However in the best times at a church the monastery and school worked. The writer and politician Adam Mickiewicz studied at school of this.
  • Attraction
    Attraction St. Nicholas Cathedral in Novogrudok (visual inspection)
    At the beginning of the 14th century the Grand duke Lithuanian Gedemin invited in Novogrudok Frantsiskantsev. About hundred years they worked on creation of the temple – Saint Anthony's church. The temple is complete - but in 50 years the Catholic award is forced to leave the monastery. However, despite destiny milestones, it reached our time, let a little modified. In the city you still should learn about its history and a role.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Adam Mickiewicz Museum
    Pushkin, Ryleyev, Bestuzhev, Delwig, Vyazma admired Adam Mickiewiczs verses. He was born in the territory of present Belarus, wrote in Polish, lived and worked in Europe, and died in Turkey. However from everywhere soul pulled it home – on Novogrudchina where there will take place the excursion - among an infinite scope of the hills and fields penetrated by the rivers. There passed the childhood and Adam's youth, the house where he lived remained. In the city the monument to the best poet of an era of romanticism is established and man-made «Mound of Immortality» where long time people carried the earth from different regions of the World is built. Here the memory of the person who made a huge contribution to development of the Belarusian and Polish literatures is immortalized.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Novogrudsky Castle ruins
    Novogrudok – the first capital of Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The city with thousand-year history kept surprising landscapes of hills and the woods, the view of which opens from Zamkova Hora. And on it ruins of the majestic castle where many centuries Mindovg was crowned back tower. The Novogrudsky lock, located at hill top, is visible for many kilometers from the city – its towers as if giants, are cut down from a boulder, from a distance reported about power and greatness of fortress.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Farny Catholic Church in Novogrudok
    At the beginning of the 18th century, in the territory of one of the first Belarusian churches constructed by Vitovt in 1395, the Farny church was built. The excellent view of it opens from Zamkova Hora. The white monumental temple with a red roof favourably contrasts with fine landscapes of the hilly area.
  • Lunch
  • Moving
    Moving in Berezovka (28 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction Glassworks «Neman»
    The city of Berezovka will meet you with a magic crystal fairy tale. At the glass factory «Neman» you will get acquainted with the recipes and technology of making colored glass and crystal. You will visit the factory museum, where the works of the masters of their craft - glassblowers are represented. Each of the artists - a bright creative individuality, each - his own handwriting. And all together they make up a wonderful ensemble of masters. Stained-glass windows, decorative products from Neman glass are decorated with palaces, theaters, stadiums of many cities of our country, metro stations of Tashkent, Kharkov, Minsk. You will discover the history of the development of this distinctive enterprise, where people manually create beauty from glass.
  • Moving
    Moving in Minsk (175 km)
  • The end of the tour

Map of the tour route Art and handicraft (Novogrudok - Beryozovka)