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Tour Jagiello wedding at Lida Castle

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Route: MinskLidaMinsk
Distance: 350 km
Duration: 12:00 hour
Kind: Bus-Walking tours
Language of training: Russian

We will go straight in the XVth century on the wedding of 16-year-old Sofya Golshanskaya and the 73-year-old Polish king Yagaylo. When Yagaylo stayed with the Drutsky prince, he has noticed two of his nieces - Vasilisa and Sofya - Andrey Golshansky's daughters. After a lunch the king said: «I had three wives and they haven't given descendants to me. To continue a royal sort there is nobody. Marry off to me at the prince Golshansky Jr., Sofia. She sorts Lithuanian and, maybe, God will take pity». After short negotiations the king has got married to Sofya Golshanskaya in Novogrudok. Young guests spend several days at a table and, in transit from Novogrudk on Sofya's crowning to Krakow, have visited the Lidsky castle.

The excursion program

The excursion program - Jagiello wedding at Lida Castle

  • Gathering the group
    Gathering the group
  • Moving
    Moving in Lida (175 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction Cathedral of St. Michael The Archangel in Lida (visual inspection)
    Having seen it, you hardly learn in the cathedral is mute. Before you the beautiful palace will be. However, having thumbed through pages of the past of Sacred and Mikhaylovsky church, you learn in what a secret of its shape and history. How fate of the temple existing since the time of Public relations of the 17th century up to now was?
  • Attraction
    Attraction Exaltation of the Cross church in Lida (visual inspection)
    Long time in Lida attempts construction of Catholic temples anyway became. However all of them came to the end extremely tragically – pagan aggression, disapproval of the prince, the fires of crusaders. So was to the middle of the 18th century. In 1770 in the city the Roman Catholic Parish Church of Erection of the Sacred Cross appeared. The outstanding architect, the founder of refined architectural style, after called "vilensky baroque" - Johann Christoph Glaubits became the architect of the project.
  • Museum
    Museum Lida district centers of crafts and traditional culture of «Spadchina»
    The Lidsky Regional Center of crafts and traditional culture of Spadchyn will acquaint you with crafts and the national culture, holidays and ceremonies of Belarusians. In showrooms of the center you will be able to see such examples of the Belarusian national crafts as an embroidery, crochet, ancient exhibits and modern works of the master potter, a woodworking - agricultural objects of household use, house use, the products executed in the equipment of a salomopleteniye and also from a rod in a traditional manner.
    At the request of group, for an additional fee, it is possible to participate in master classes in training in traditional skill or to take part in the Time Wheel project where you will be able to become not only witnesses, but also participants of a ceremonial holiday.
  • Lunch
    The order and catering services is carried out at the request of group in cafe or restaurant of the city of Lidy, on the rural estate. The organization of a picnic or rent of an arbor is also possible.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Lidа castle
    In 1323 the prince Gedimin gave the order to put the stone lock to cover to knights the road to the center of lands of the principality Lithuanian. In 5 years the kostel was built. Time the lock was besieged by the English, German, French knights. The Lidsky lock is "time machine" and a fascinating travel to the Middle Ages where continually there is a place to romanticism and knightly valor. Here everyone will be able to feel as the ancient soldier, having tried on an armor and to like the mystical atmosphere, having learned what ghost protects a citadel.
  • Attraction
    During the excursion on the Lidsky lock you will become guests on a wedding feast. Medieval interactive games on specialized platforms - archery, the game «Serso», the game «Ladzeyna», a master class in possession of a sword, fitting of an armor and also royal an entertainment won't leave you indifferent.
  • Moving
    Moving in Minsk (175 km)
  • The end of the tour

Map of the tour route Jagiello wedding at Lida Castle