Excursion «Architectural and historical monuments of Mir and Nesvizh» (in English)
Tour to Mir and Nesvizh
12 golden apostles in human growth, the curse of princes, the ghost of a black lady, the treasures of the Radziwills — all this can be learned from the excursion "Mir-Nesvizh".
Our tour with a trip from Minsk will introduce you to Belarusian castles of amazing beauty. You can stroll along the shady avenues of Radziwill's parks, appreciate the power of the Mir Castle, touch its ancient walls and feel the spirit of past eras.
A guided tour of the castles of Belarus awaits you
You will see the most valuable monuments of Belarus, entered by UNESCO on the World Cultural Heritage List — the Castle Complex in Mir and National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve in Nesvizh, whose long-term restoration was completed in 2011. Book the excursion on our website, after all the majestic Mir Castle built in the first quarter of the 16th century — the sight worth seeing at least once in life. Its bright architectural appearance, powerful walls and towers, a stone courtyard leave an unforgettable impression, complemented by an examination of the museum exposition. Immersion in the atmosphere of the life of its owners begins with the cellars, wh ere food was stored and wine cellars were located, and ends with the Ballroom drowning in the luxury of rococo... Next to the castle is a modern church-tomb of the last titled owners of the castle — the princes of Svyatopolk-Mirsky. The historical part of the village Mir miraculously preserved the color of the former cozy place, where for centuries together — the whole world — lived Byelorussians, Poles, Jews, Gypsies, Tatars.
A professional guide will guide you through the main sights of the place, which will be held in front of you, like an excursion into history:
All these architectural monuments form the ensemble of the worldly Market Square.
The next point of our trip will be Nesvizh
Nesvizh, the former capital of the ordination of the princes of the Radziwills, on its Market Square the town hall, the old trading rows, the houses of artisans were preserved; next to it — Slutskaya Brama (city gate of the XVII century). Thanks to our excursion, you will get a unique chance to get acquainted with the Palace and park complex of the XVI–XVIII centuries, built by Nikolay Krzysztof Radziwill "The Orphan" (architect D.M. Bernardoni), surrounded by high earthen ramparts and vast ponds. In its architecture, elements of Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism are intertwined. The majestic castle palace is a system of buildings connected to a single ensemble, forming an elegant front yard. Examination of impressive expositions in the palace complex — the main halls of the palace (Hunting, Ballroom, Portrait, Fireplace, Gold, etc.), residential and utility rooms. Walk along the picturesque parks adjoining the castle. Acquaintance with the Farny Church (1593, architect D.M. Bernardoni): the magnificent frescoes of the temple, located in the cave of Crypta — the family shrine of the Radziwills — put this shrine among the most valuable in Belarus. The excursion narrates 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.
This fascinating and very informative excursion will acquaint you with the secrets of the Belarusian history and with the powerful Radziwills. An unprecedented tragedy, passion, courage, self-sacrifice and, of course, an exciting story of eternal love will come to life in the form of beautiful architectural creations and fascinating legends!
Rating4 All reviews: 4
All reviews (4)
- well organized, good schedule, great and knowledgeable guide
- at pickup in hotel lobby no company sign was showed
Our wonderful and knowledgeable guide introduced us excellent into Belarusian history and current situation.
We have been shown interesting places outside the capital.
We learned a lot, thanks.
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The chapel-tomb of the Svyatopolk-Mirsky family in Mir. That building was used as a tomb for nobles of the Orthodox faith, while mainly Catholic f...