Belarus - a country of vast expanses and kind people.
It is located in Europe, in its eastern part.
It is a country with rich history and culture, a beautiful region of forests, rivers and lakes.
Accessible by car from western Russia toany city in Belarus will not be difficult and will not take a lot of time - you can spend on a journey of three or four days. But it will give the opportunity to visit many beautiful and memorable places. To visit Belarus does not need a passport and visa. Entry for Russian citizens is free. If you do decide to visit this country, be sure to purchase an insurance policy "Green Card". Prices in shops, cafes, hotels, you will be pleasantly surprised, problems with the exchange of money is not, at least you can pay and Russian rubles, dollars to buy it is not necessary to travel to Belarus!
The capital of Belarus - the city Minsk. On it you can write a book, but I'll tell you about other cities and places that we had time to visit a few days in Belarus.
It is a city in the Minsk region (110 km from Minsk), witha population of about 15,000 people. The first mention of Nesvizh is dated 1223 year. In 1533, the city passed into the possession of the famous Radziwill. Radziwill - the richest race in the Principality of Lithuania. The first owner of the family was Jan Radziwill nicknamed Bearded Further, in 1547, Shults became the residence of the eldest son of Jan Radziwill - Nikolai Radziwill nicknamed Black. In 1586 the city received the legal status of an undivided hereditary possession (ordination). Status "Nesvizh ordination" the city had until 1939 and remained a possession of the Radziwill family.
As can be seen in Nesvizh?
Nesvizh Castle - Palace and castle complex. Recently refurbished. The first mention of the construction of the castle - 1551, during the reign of Nicholas Radziwill the Black. The castle was rebuilt several generations of family and its architecture combines several different styles.
Nesvizh castle is surrounded by rivers and ponds Ushaa magnificent park. Visit the castle with a long history at any time of the year, with both tour and independently. The palace and castle complex is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Church of Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi). FROMtroitelstvo church lasted from 1587 to 1593. Lighting was held in 1601. The church is the tomb (crypt) of the Radziwill family, the third largest in Europe.
To establish it, Nicholas Radziwill OrphanI went for a resolution to the Pope. In the Christian tradition the body is interred, and the crypt remain unburied. Taking into account the merits of the Radziwill family, dad gave his permission. The founder of the crypt and the first in her buried Radziwill Orphan established two rules that no one dares to violate. The first rule: in the crypt must rest only Radziwill (although he himself broke it and - at his feet sarcophagus faithful servant). Second, all Radziwill are buried in a simple dress, unadorned and frills. Probably due to this ritual crypt it survives to this day and has not been looted. Legend has it that he was buried in the Radziwill Orphan pilgrim cloak. The church and the tomb are very popular, and there are many legends associated with this place.
Nesvizh Town Hall It was built in 1596. He is the oldest of all surviving on the territory of Belarus. Hall suffered several fires, was rebuilt several times, after the restoration has acquired its original appearance. At the Town Hall tower located observation platform, a clock and a bell. On the second floor of the town hall is a museum. The ground is now a restaurant.
Former Benedictine Monastery Built in 1591, by decree and wife meansRadziwill Orphan - Euphemia Radziwill. Originally a monastery with the city connected by a bridge, was surrounded by a stone wall and was part of the defensive system of the city. The monastery was built church of St. Euphemia. Formerly a convent trained daughter of wealthy and influential citizens. The monastery had a music school and a large library. Finally Benedictine monastery was closed in 1939, and the church burned down during World War II.
In 1988 the treasure was found in the basement of the former church. 141 item dinnerware. Items from the hoard are part of the exhibition in the local museum.
Slutskaya Brama - It is the only surviving gate of the city,included in the city's fortifications. Called the gate so because of their position, they are directed towards the town of Slutsk. Brama was built in the late 16th century in baroque style. It has two levels - on the first arch is for travel before been room for the guards and customs officers, in the second - was formerly a chapel (chapel) with the icon of the Mother of God. Slutskaya Brama recognized as a monument of international importance.
Also, you can view the Nesvizh and other historical attractions: A former coaching inn, Building of the former plebanii(On the territory of the Commonwealth was the name of the vicarage with the economic yard and outbuildings) House artisan Chapel Bulgarin The complex of the former Bernardine monastery(Now preserved only one monastery complex)
Shults very cozy and clean city. The centuries-old castles and buildings surrounded by beautiful parks. There will be some very cozy cafés.