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Tour Culture and everyday life of small towns Rakov and Ivenec

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At the request of group the lunch on the estate "World of Bees" and participation in the animation program where you will have an opportunity to get acquainted with ancient art of the beekeeper, and also to participate in the animation program during which you are expected by an excursion on the estate, amusing competitions and entertainments from bees - pancakes with honey and tea from forest herbs, tasting of different grades of honey, an opportunity to buy honey from an apiary can be organized.
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Route: MinskRakovIvenetsMinsk
Distance: 145 km
Duration: 07:00 hour
Kind: Bus-Walking tours
Language of training: Russian

Rakov - the town is quite more ancient, his first mention belongs to the XIVth century. It is difficult to imagine that at the beginning of the XXth century of Cancers had glory of "the capital of smugglers", near it there passed the frontier. Intrigues, skirmishes, noise of infinite number of taverns and cabaret didn't cease till the morning. But it is worth being transferred to 25 km further and you in "capital" of potter's skill. Ivenets has begun to write the history since the XIVth century, being the settlement of the grand duke Vitovt. The town will be glad to open before you gate of ancient temples and estates, tombs and crypts, secrets and life of the Belarusian places. And the estate "World of Bees" will reveal secrets of an ancient bortnichestvo and modern beekeeping.

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The excursion program - Culture and everyday life of small towns Rakov and Ivenec

  • Moving
    Moving in Rakov (42 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction Mother of God Ruzhantsova and St. Dominic Church in Rakov (visual inspection)
    Rakov – the town which has received glory of "the capital of smugglers" for "crafts" of inhabitants of the beginning of the 20th century and for quantity of gambling and entertaining institutions. Life raged here at all times. However if to stop by in Cancers now – will remind of former times unless a church. The church of God's Mother of Ruzhantsova and Saint Dominica constructed in style of a medieval gothic style it is proud towers over the town and pride him is justified. Religious life of Rakov, as well as all Belarusian lands, has endured a set of difficult tests, violence and oppression. It was hard to come to tolerance which gives a belief option to residents of the country now. About history of a church and the town you will be told by the guide.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Spaso-Preobrazhenskaya Church in Rakov (visual inspection)
    In 1686, monks of Dominicans appeared in Rakov, then ⎯ the basilians. At the Basilian monastery, founded here in 1702, there was a library, an archive, a hospital. And in 1793 the construction of the monastery church was completed. After the abolition of the union of power, the monastery was closed, the church became the Orthodox Transfiguration Church. In the church there is an icon that is venerated by the parishioners, which is called "Athos". This is a list from the icon of the Mother of God "Akathist" or "The Forerunner", transferred in 1910 as a gift of the Savior-Transfiguration Church by the monks of Mount Athos. The list was made by the monks of the Holy Mountain on a cypress board, in which a particle of the Life-Giving Cross of the Lord, a pebble from the grave of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was part of the relics of St. Charalampia, St. Gregory Palamas, mch. George the New. By its decoration and splendor, the Rakovsky Church has become one of the best temples of the Minsk diocese.
  • Moving
    Moving in Ivenets (27 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction St. Michael the Archangel Church in Ivenets (visual inspection)
    Even accidentally passable through Ivenets, your look will surely hook on two magnificent temples. One of them soaring as if the white ship, over a water smooth surface, Saint Mikhail Arkhangel's church. His easy and elegant baroque silhouette decorates about 300 years the town. Earlier it was a part of the monastery of Franciscans and also: and here restoration works of the magnificent architectural work come to the end with church, shop, the pickling shop, high school, the eksperementalno-research shop now. Doors open again for parishioners and guests of the town.
  • Attraction
    Attraction St. Aleksei Catholic Church in Ivenets (visual inspection)
    Alekseevsky church in Ivyanets is almost the same age as the Rakovsky church. Its construction was completed by 1907. For 14 years (1976 - 1990) it was used as a book depository of the State Library of Belarus. IN AND. Lenin and in 1990 was returned to the faithful. I would like to emphasize that the St. Alexis Church in Ivyanets is distinguished by a high culture of construction works, which is manifested in the special care of the brickwork, and in careful study of all the details of the rich decor, and in the emphasized simplicity and clarity of the composition solution. All this, taken together, allowed the builders of the temple to create a holistic architectural image in which the aesthetic program of Gothic architecture, inspired by the ideas of the early twentieth century, was realized.
  • Moving
    Moving in Borok (26 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction Agroestate «Mir Pchel»
    The nature is not only rest and fresh air, but also the world of surprising opening – towards to them you and you will go. The estate "Mir Pchel" will open for you the world of the Belarusian agroecotourism. And the unsurpassed story-teller and the hospitable owner will spend you on "the bee kingdom". From the hereditary beekeeper you learn sacraments of striped brotherhood from bortnichestvo sources to modern beekeeping techniques. How does there take place process of production of honey? What role is played by bees in the nature and in human life? How does the bee family build relationship? About this and many other you learn at an excursion.
  • Moving
    Moving in Minsk (50 km)
  • The end of the tour

Map of the tour route Culture and everyday life of small towns Rakov and Ivenec