Excursion «At the origins of the Grand Duchy»
Sightseeing tour to the sights of Belarus
The route of the tour goes to the places where the largest state of medieval Europe was formed.
The tour begins fr om the Mir Castle
The majestic Mir Castle of the 16th century, its bright architectural appearance, powerful walls and towers, a stone courtyard leave an unforgettable impression, complemented by the Museum exposition. Dipping into atmosphere of the life of its owners begins with the cellars, where food was stored and wine vault were located, and ends with the Ballroom lapped in luxury of rococo.
You will see the historical part of the Mir village
Charm of the former cozy town where Belarusians, Poles, Jews, Gypsies, Tatars lived together is surprisingly preserved. The Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church, synagogues, yeshiva, the houses of craftsmen and merchantmen form the complex of the Market Square of the village of Mir.
Sightseeing tour around Belarus is continuing
After visiting Mir, you will:
- learn about Korelichi, wh ere the famous manufactory of tapestry was operating before;
- see the palace and garden complex in Shchorsy, built by tthe last Grand Chancellor of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Joachim Chreptowicz;
- visit Novogrudok, wh ere the Grand Duke Mindaugas laid foundation of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the middle of XIII century.
You will see the main attractions of Novogrudok
The ruins of the Novogrudok Castle is the first state (grand-ducal) castle on the territory of Belarus, which the Grand Duke and then the "King of Lithuania" Mindovg began to built in stone and brick in the XIII century. What’s more you will visit the most ancient cult buildings: Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish. They are the Church of the Transfiguration in Novogrudok, laid by the Grand Duke Vitovt at the end of the 14th century, "Mindovg Mount", the castle, the temples. You will be impressed by picturesque landscapes of Novogrudok (lake Litovka), and the images of remarkable people and famous literary characters will come to life.