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Tour Architecture of the Naliboksky region Golshany-Boruny-Krevo

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Route: MinskRakovVolozhinGolshanyMinsk
Distance: 260 km
Duration: 12:00 hour
Excursion subject: Excursions to the castles
Kind: Bus tours
Language of training: Russian

Ancient ruins secure the memory of antiquity. Just imagine how many events occurred within the walls of the castle in Krevo - it's one of the first castellas in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It was here that the Creva Unia was signed. Many secrets and in the history of the town of Halšany - based on the legend of the curse of the castle and the bringing of the White Lady, books and movies have been written. And in the unique monastery in Borun there is one of the greatest sacred places of Belarus - the Boruń Icon of the Mother of God.

The excursion program

The excursion program - Architecture of the Naliboksky region Golshany-Boruny-Krevo

  • Gathering the group
    Gathering the group
  • Moving
    Moving in Rakov (37 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.
  • Moving
    Moving in Pershai (28 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction Church of St. George in Pershai (visual inspection)
    Pershay is a Belarusian village, which differs from other similar places with its unusual name and rich history. Relatively recently, it was decorated with a beautiful church - the Church of St. George and the Mother of God. Here and earlier there was a church built in the time of Yuri Radziwill, but by time and wars it was destroyed - only the icon of the Mother of God of the Scapularia, which was installed in the new church, survived. About the difficult distinye of the church, the brutal reprisals during the Great Patriotic War and the modernity of the beautiful representative of stylistic architecture you will learn during the excursion.
  • Moving
    Moving in Volozhin (15 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction Church of St. Joseph in Volozhin (visual inspection)
    Volozhin is hardly a significant city in the Minsk region. But looking here - you will not regret about it. One of the most unusual and beautiful churches of Belarus is located in the central square of the city. The initiator of the construction of the temple in the XIX century was the family of counts of Tyszkiewicz - later it became their tomb. The Church of St. George survived a lot of troubles during the war and reign of the tsarist authorities. But today, monumental and majestic, it vividly represents its architectural style - classicism.
  • Moving
    Moving in Vishnevo (22 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Vishnevo (visual inspection)
    The Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is an architectural heritage of national importance. The temple, which has absorbed two exquisite architectural styles: Baroque and Renaissance, has a remarkable external appearance. In addition, its story is very interesting. And in 2015, its interest increased - during the restoration, a cache with acts, contracts, implements and parish books from 1827 to 1943 was found here. Open veil of secrecy yourself.
  • Moving
    Moving in Golshany (20 km)
  • Lunch
  • Attraction
    Attraction Sapega castle in Golshany (visual inspection)
    In the 17th century, a grand palac was built in Halšaná, which had no analogues in the entire Grand Duchy of Lithuania and in the Kingdom of Poland. Thanks to the splendor of the external and internal decoration and the integrity of the plan, it was rightfully considered as one of the most beautiful in the Commonwealth of the XVII century. Sub-Chancellor of the GDL Pavel Sapega, became the founder of this project, the owner of a new and original solution. Magnate residence reflected the whims of Mannerism, which completed the Renaissance, preparing the ground for lush architecture and a whole Baroque era. Frequent further change of owners played an evil role in the life of the architectural «flower» - only ruins have reached this day. It keep history, former grandeur and glory. The legendary past of the estate of Pavel Sapieha entered the work of Vladimir Korotkevich - the novel «Black Castle Olshansky», which became a basic for screen adaptation and theatrical productions.
  • Attraction
    Attraction The Franciscan Monastery in Golshany (visual inspection)
    The Franciscan monastery in Golshany, erected in the 16th century, gained almost as much fame as the Golshany Castle. And the whole point is that in addition to the beautiful appearance, its story got a mystical color. According to one of the legends, a young woman was embroiled in a wall that was continually collapsing. The building was saved - since that time the building has never been destroyed. However, the legend has acquired a very real continuation - you will learn about it on an excursion. Let's just say that during the restaurant, a skeleton was actually found in the walls.
  • Moving
    Moving in Boruny (12 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction Basilian monastery in Boruny (visual inspection)
    One of the spiritual centers of Uniatism in Belarus is the current monastery of the basilians in the village of Boruni. For a long time the life of the town was inextricably connected with the history of the monastery. And in its walls is still a unique and healing icon - the image of the Virgin Mary of Borun. It was thanks to her that the construction of the complex was started here in the 17th century. The multi-level buildings of the monastery are effectively located in a baroque architectural ensemble. And its main element is the refined silhouette of the church of Saints Peter and Paul. For a long time, there were Orthodox churches, and Catholic, and an outstanding Teacher's Seminary. The way the church and the place live today - we learn on the excursion.
  • Moving
    Moving in Krevo (10 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction The ruins of the castle Krevo (visual inspection)
    In the long 14th century, a castle was erected in Krevo by the Grand Duke of Lithuania Gedimin. It became one of the 6 most impregnable fortresses of his time, having only 2 towers and walls made of stone and red brick. Exectly here, in the large defensive tower, according to the orders of his nephew Jagiello, one of the princes of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Kaystut, was strangled. And after 3 years, a legal document was signed here that influenced the course of the entire European history. In the walls of the castle he Kreva Unia was signed - an agreement of the union of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish Kingdom. Time and wars destroyed the fortress almost to the ground. On the tour you will have the opportunity to see the ruins that hold the history of great events.
  • Moving
    Moving in Minsk (100 km)
  • The end of the tour

Map of the tour route Architecture of the Naliboksky region Golshany-Boruny-Krevo