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Tour Land of lakes, churches, parks: Kamai - Postavy - Luchay

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Route: MinskPostavyMinsk
Distance: 380 km
Duration: 11:00 hour
Kind: Bus-Walking tours
Language of training: Russian

Kamai is a small place with a great heritage. Particularly interesting here is the Church of St. John - a temple of a defensive type, which was preserved for us by the oldest organ on Belarus and the canvas "Christ and the Orphan". We go further: on the way to Postavy - the city owes its fame to the Tyzengauz. Their palace became the main attraction. Further, in the village of Luchai, it is worth seeing a temple combining the styles of baroque and classicism. This is a route of curious discoveries.

The excursion program

The excursion program - Land of lakes, churches, parks: Kamai - Postavy - Luchay

  • Gathering the group
    Gathering the group
  • Moving
    Moving in Kamai (170 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction Church of St. John the Baptist in Kamay (visual inspection)
    There is a three of especially remarkable temples in Belarus - defensive type. One of them towers on the hill in the center of the settlement of Kamai. The Saint John the Baptist's church constructed at the beginning of the 17th century was never closed and didn't stop the work - powerful defensive towers and strong walls protect from troubles and destructions. And there is something to protect: not only the architecture of the temple, but also the organ, oldest in Belarus, which is stored here, and a canvas «Christ and the orphan» is unique.
  • Moving
    Moving in Postavy (18 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction Tiesenhausen Palace in Postavy (visual inspection)
    Tiesenhausen Palace in Postavy - a magnificent monument of architecture of the XVIII century, built in the style of classicism. The owner of the Postavy Anthony Tiesenhaus started building the palace, and Constantine Tiesenhaus - a famous ornithologist, completed the construction. He was created in the palace the most beautiful and richest in Eastern Europe ornithological museum. In addition to the museum in the palace were valuable engravings and books, luxurious collections of paintings, among which, presumably, were the original works of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Rubens.
  • Lunch
    At the request of the group may be organized lunch in the cafeteria or the ostrich farm.
  • Moving
    Moving in Luchaj (20 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction Church of St. Thaddaeus in Luchay (visual inspection)
    In the 18th century very educated woman - Elzhbeta-Magdalena Puzynya (princess Oginskaya) lived in the town Luchay there in the palace. She was engaged in astronomical observations and has made the significant contribution to foundation of observatory at Vilensky Jesuit academy. And in Luchaye, together with her brother Tadeusz Oginsky, they have based a magnificent Jesuit church. It has personified Baroque style and lines of classicism. And interiors decorate its fine paintings in the grizayl equipment. Here also the first-ever monument to Benedict XVI is located.
  • Moving
    Moving in Minsk (175 km)
  • The end of the tour

Map of the tour route Land of lakes, churches, parks: Kamai - Postavy - Luchay