Dukorsky maentak: unusual rest in Belarus

The tourist complex Dukorsky Maentak is located in a convenient location - just 30 km from Minsk. However, it is not only close to the Minsk capital. Here is the famous upside down house (in which the floor and the ceiling exchanged places with each other), the Oshtorpov manor and many other locations, you can see (and even need!) With your own eyes. VETLIVA is ready to surprise you and conduct a virtual tour of Dukorsky Maentak.

How did the complex Dukorskі maentak appear

The history of the Dukorsky Maentak is rooted in the gentry past. In the XVI century, the village of Dukora was part of the county of Bakshty. Its owners at various times were the most influential dynasties of Belarus:

  • Kezgayla was its first

  • in 1554, Bakshty were divided between the heirs of the late Stanislav Kezgayly - Zavishs (it was they who inherited Dukora) and the Shemets,

  • from 1606 Dukora was co-owned by the widows A. Zavishi and V. Shemet,

  • in 1615 she was given a mortgage by Krzysztof Sluska,

  • then Oginsky became the owners,

  • in the XVIII century, the lands of Dukora were rented out - they were rented first, and then Oshtorpy became full owners,

  • in 1874 the name went to Constantine Garting.

An interesting fact from VETLIVA: at the beginning of the twentieth century, Dukor planned to meet Emperor Nicholas II, whose student was Stanislav Garting who owned Dukora. A royal hall was specially prepared for the emperor to meet in Dukor. One of the walls of the hall was completely mirrored, the other three were hung with picturesque canvases. From the parquet on the floor was laid a pattern depicting tropical plants and animals. However, their meeting did not come true: the First Russian Revolution occurred, the echo of the events of which reached the estate, with the result that Dukora became the center of revolutionary propaganda among the peasants.

The story of Dukorsky Maentak in Belarus was filled with other events. During the First World War, Kaiser troops dominated its lands, in August 1919 - July 1920 the estate was the center of the Polish commune. In 1919 the village became part of the BSSR, since 1924 - the center of the village council. The palace, which was erected on its territory Garting, did not survive the Second World War. But partially estate Oshtorpov in Dukor is preserved. And what else can be seen here - read below.

What to see in Dukorsky Maentak

The museum complex Dukorsky Maentak is not for nothing called. This is not only an inverted house, but also a whole collection of other equally interesting locations. So, going on a tour, you will see:

  • The museum is dedicated to the early history of the village Dukora, as well as its many owners.

  • Brama. By the way, this building has long been considered the main symbol of the estate. Not so long ago, it was in a deplorable state, and now almost its original appearance has been restored.

  • Brovar. Not only Dudutki and Nanosy-Novoselie can boast of official permission to produce moonshine. In Dukor it is made in compliance with all traditions and on absolutely legal grounds.

An interesting fact from VETLIVA: Brovar has a tasting room, separated from the production premises by a transparent wall, which allows - observing all sanitary standards - to observe the technological process without interrupting the tasting.

  • Scenic park. Every self-respecting manor or palace and park complex has always been surrounded by parks. Dukora is no exception: just imagine, there is an oak tree here, which is over 400 years old! Having visited the famous inverted house in Dukorsky Maentak, you can calm your nerves and the vestibular apparatus under the canopy of ancient trees.

  • Glade of fairy tales.

  • Street craftsmen, where you can buy yourself a souvenir.

  • Entrance alley.

  • The upside down house is the main feature and highlight of the Dukorsky Maentak.

And, of course, no one will be left hungry: after exploring the local sights, be sure to visit the local cafes. In Korchma, Strauni and Shynka you will be treated to various dishes of the Belarusian national cuisine.

Life hacking from VETLIVA: for those who have no soul in the culinary traditions of Belarus, we have prepared two gastroturs at once, thanks to which you can eat princely and compile a checklist of the best Minsk establishments for yourself.