Tour «ALBARUTHENIA: Mir-Nesvizh, 2 days»
Tour «ALBARUTHENIA: Mir-Nesvizh, 2 days»
Route: Minsk - Mir (overnight in the castle) - Nesvizh - Minsk
Saturday - 9.00 Departure fr om Minsk to Mir and Nesvizh.
During this excursion you will visit the most valuable monuments of Belarus, entered by UNESCO in the list of world cultural heritage - the castle complex Mir and the palace and park ensemble in Nesvizh. The majestic the Mir castle , built in the beginning of the 16th century, is a quadrangle formed by powerful castle walls with towers in the corners. The castle stands on the shore of a picturesque lake, its bright architectural appearance, powerful walls and towers, stone-paved courtyard leave unforgettable impressions - and are extremely photogenic! The excursion will start fr om the historical part - Radziwills, Wittgensteins, Svyatopolk-Mirskie - left a bright mark not only in the history of the castle, but also in the history of the country. The castle presents the material culture of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, hunting collections, knightly armor, household items. You will also see the living rooms, offices and living quarters of the last titled owners of the castle - the princes of Svyatopolk-Mirsky. The next part is a theatralized excursion, in which historical characters in old costumes will tell about the castle. The revived customs, the language of gestures and costumes, the traditions of the house-through the most significant exhibits you will learn about the way of life and customs of the prince's house of the Radziwills. The main front door of the Renaissance palace is a dining room with a caisson ceiling, furniture and utensils fr om the end of the 16th to the mid-17th century. Exquisite Portrait room, drowning in luxury Rococo, performed representative functions and shows the antiquity of the Radziwills, its knightly and military glory. The culmination of the tour will be the dance of Prince Karol Stanislaw Radziwill "Pane Kohanka" and his wife, Princess Mary Lubomirskaya, in the Portrait Hall. And then - a small master-klass on ancient dances - everyone dances!
Immersion in the atmosphere of the life of the owners of the castle will continue in the cellars, wh ere food was stored and wine cellars were located. Excursion with tastings "guest to pane Kohankas" is held by the wife of the chief cook of the castle Jadwiga. She will introduce the pantry, weight, wine cellar and invite to visit the owner of the castle Prince Karol Stanislav Radziwill, nicknamed "Pan Kokhanka", wh ere you can taste dishes of Belarusian cuisine and traditional alcoholic beverages. And also - the interactive format of this excursion will allow you to stay in the role of the prince and his guests: the chief catcher Mantei, the gypsy king Jan Martinckiewicz, the princess Tefiliya Constance.
Accommodation in hotels: Mir Castle and Mirsky Posad.
Visit to Agriturism minor Goryachki 3 km from Mir Castle. Located on a farm, the estate has extremely picturesque surroundings. Here we are waiting for a Farmer's lunch as part of the gastronomic project "Beautiful Green". You will taste delicious dishes of author's cuisine from local, seasonal products. You will find an acquaintance with the estate, tastings, culinary battle, rewarding of the winner. Here you will find a mini fair of farm products and culinary products. A couple of hours on this farmstead will allow you to plunge into the world of rural Belarus and taste delicious dishes.
After the tour of the castle - a tour of the historical part of the village of Mir, which miraculously preserved the color of the former cozy place, wh ere for centuries together - the whole world - lived Byelorussians, Poles, Jews, Gypsies, Tatars. The Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church, synagogues, yeshiva, houses of artisans and merchants form the ensemble of the Market Square of the World. Free time, walks.
Lodging in the Mir.
Sunday - after breakfast eviction from the hotel and a half-hour drive to Nesvizh.
Nesvizh is the former capital of the ordination of the princes of the Radziwills, one of the most influential clans of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Commonwealth, which left a deep imprint on the cultural heritage of the Belarusian people and the whole of European civilization. At the Market Square of Nesvizh, houses of artisans, ancient trading rows were preserved; The oldest in Belarus Town Hall was built after the city received in 1586 Magdeburg law.
Acquaintance with the farny church, built in 1593 by the Italian architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni - one of the first baroque buildings in Europe: the magnificent frescoes of the temple, located in the KRIPTA cave (the family shrine of the Radziwills), make this shrine one of the most valuable in Belarus. Then we go to the palace-park complex XVI-XVIII centuries, built by Nikolai Radziwill "Orphan" according to the project of the Italian architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni. The majestic castle palace, surrounded by high earthen ramparts and vast ponds, is a system of buildings connected to a single ensemble, forming an elegant front yard. Excursion to the palace, inspection of its impressive expositions. The main halls of the palace (Hunting, Ballroom, Portrait, Fireplace, Gold, Hetman, etc.) differ in style of decoration, contain valuable collections of works of art, weapons, numismatics. Inspection of the living quarters of the palace, the chapel.
Tour of the adjacent to the castle picturesque parks, laid in the XIX century. Maria de Castellano Radziwill. This excursion tells about the history of the dynasty of the Radziwills - one of the most influential clans of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Commonwealth, which left a deep imprint on the cultural heritage of the Belarusian people and the whole of European civilization.
Return to Minsk around 6pm.
The bus is marked with a yellow plate on the windshield with the name of the excursion. We ask you to be 15 minutes before the time of departure, check into the guide`s list and take a seat on the bus.
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- Ночевка в замке, очень грамотный экскурсовод, хорошая атмосфера
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Безумно понравился тур! Давно хотели поездить по этим замка , но везде программа была очень сжатая. Тут два дня, плюс еще с ночевкой в замке,можно почувствовать себя настоящей знатью)) и в целом-хорошо все организовано. От экскурсовода вообще в восторге- начиная от того,как вел экскурсии,заканчивая ответами на вопросы. В общем,минусов не нашли,сплошные плюсы. Рекомендуем точно!)