Excursion – Grodno – Historical and Archaeological Museum
By city: Grodno
Duration of excursion – 10 hours
Kilometrage of the route: 510 km.
Grodno – a unique city-monument, the most fully-preserved architectural heritage of the past. This is one of the oldest cities in Belarus. Its history goes back more than 800 years. For its amazing architectural appearance in the XVI century. Grodno was included in Cologne encyclopedia Brown as one of “the most beautiful cities in Europe.”
A sightseeing tour will introduce you to the city’s skyline – old castle on a steep hill on the bank of the Neman, the residence of King Stefan Batory, the palace of the New Castle – the former Royal Palace, built in the XVIII century. during the reign of King and Grand Duke of Lithuania August III of, as a summer residence of Polish kings and the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, designed by Karl Friedrich Pёppelmana. There were general General Sejm, and during the last General Sejm in 1793 signed an agreement on the division of Rzeczpospolita Russia and Prussia, in 1795, King and Grand Duke of Lithuania Stanisław August Poniatowski signed the act of abdication.
You will see Borisoglebsk (Kalozha) Church – one of the oldest Eastern European churches, a monument to the Grodno architectural school of the XII century, Corpus Christi Church Francis Xavier -. Cathedral of Grodno diocese, an outstanding architectural monument of XVI-XVII centuries in the past, the richest church Rzeczpospolita erected for the Jesuits. The interior of the Church of 13 altars, the temple is decorated with frescoes, sculptures. Church of the Mother of God of Angels and the Monastery of Franciscan, izvestnyq its miraculous icon of Our Lady of the Angels of the XVII century.
Before you are greeted by the largest architectural complex of the city of XVI-XVIII centuries, combining the techniques and forms of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, -. Church of the Finding of the Holy Cross and the Monastery of Bernardine. The interior of the church preserved unique Renaissance sculptures and organ of the XVII century.
You will see preserved buildings Gorodnitsa Tizengauzen – the administrative, cultural and industrial center of Grodno XVIII century (among them “curve ofitsina” Administrator Palace, home of the vice-admiral, and others.). You will be able to see the streets of the Old Town (the historical center of Grodno), to preserve the historical layout of XVIII-XIX centuries., Where on small holds about 400 historical objects of different eras and styles, Zhiliber picturesque park and visit the Grodno State Historical and Archaeological Museum.