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Tour Literary Orsha region

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Route: MinskOrshaMinsk
Distance: 490 km
Duration: 12:00 hour
Kind: Bus tours
Language of training: Russian

Orsha - the city with thousand-year history which is stored tremblingly by ruins of monasteries and temples, the operating shrines. Walk across Orsha is a walk in the past - the special atmosphere is inherent in this city. The graceful complex of the Jesuit kollegium will tell about Napoleone and Stendhal lodging here, about eminent graduates - it is one of the best educational institutions of the time. Legendary Rogvolodov the stone and the homeland of the abc-book, a water mill museum and the 100-year Stone Bridge will reflect breath of centuries. In the second half of day you are waited by acquaintance to creativity of literary classics of the Belarusian earth - Janka Kupaly and Vladimir Korotkevich.

The excursion program

The excursion program - Literary Orsha region

  • Gathering the group
    Gathering the group
  • Moving
    Moving in Orsha (220 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction The complex Jesuit Collegium in Orsha
    The Jesuit collegium is one of the best educational institutions of its time and one of the main attractions of Orsha. Earlier, the largest church of the city, founded by the Chancellor of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Lev Sapieha adjoined to the elegant baroque complex. Unfortunately, the church did not survive. But the residential buildings that remember the apartments of Napoleon and Stendhal, and the collections of the best baroque dramas and interludes that are kept in the library of Wrocław are preserved.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Elias Church in Orsha
    For more than 500 years, on the picturesque bank of the Dnieper, temple stretches to the sky with its domes. This is the Church of the Holy Prophet Ilya - the oldest cult building of the city. Constructed of wood,it has changed its appearance more than once and has suffered from fires. And already at the end of the XIX century found reliable stone walls. At the same time, the women's Holy Assumption Monastery was revived here, which has been continues to this day. The openwork and light church of the pseudo-Russian style inspires both residents and guests of Orsha.
  • Attraction
    Attraction The sacred and Bogoyavlensky Kuteinsky monastery in Orsha
    About 400 years ago in Kuteinsky Slobodka an Orthodox monastery was founded - the Holy Monastery of the Epiphany. Now it is located in the city of Orsha, but its powerful walls and name keep the memory of its golden time - about the first 30 years of existence. The history of the monastery knew periods of prosperity and decline. The best times came in the first half of the XVII century. At the monastery there was a printing house, where the book printer Spiridon Sable worked. On the territory of the monastery there is a commemorative sign in honor of the «Primer». Currently, the Church of the Holy Trinity has been restored. Partially buildings for monks preserved, which are used as living quarters and offices of the archimandrite.
  • Museum
    Museum Orsha ethnographic museum ”Mill”
    Water and wind - it was the main source of energy until the appearance of electric motors. And water mills are the most important industrial enterprises of cities. Because of the uselessness of most mills, only ruins remained, but not in Orsha. The majestic structure of red brick is once the most profitable enterprise in the entire Mogilev province. They believe that the building was sprinkled with blood - hence such high income. And now in the walls of the ancient mill, Ethnographic Complex «Mill» operates - its life continues to gain momentum.
  • Attraction
    Attraction The memorial complex «Katyusha»
    In the history of the Great Patriotic War, Orsha entered as a city where the first salvo of Katyusha was held. It lasted 8 seconds, but it was enough for the railway station with the German echelons to be completely engulfed by the flames. The power of explosions turned even locomotives, and 10-ton German tanks hurled like toy cubes. The memorial complex «Katyusha» was created in memory of the heroic act of the soldiers and their commander, who died while performing the combat mission.
  • Lunch
  • Moving
    Moving in Levki (31 km)
  • Attraction
  • Moving
    Moving in Minsk (240 km)
  • The end of the tour

Map of the tour route Literary Orsha region