Architectural monuments of Mir and Nesvizh.

Architectural monuments of Mir and Nesvizh.

Architectural monuments of Mir and Nesvizh.

During the excursion you’ll get acquainted with the masterpieces of Belarus.  Medieval castle in Mir and palace complex in Nesvizh are included in the UNESCO World Heritage.

Belorussians, Polish, Jewish, Tatars, Gypsies always lived in chime in the small town Mir which is known more than six centuries.  Orthodox and Catholic churches, the buildings of former yeshiva and synagogue, the houses of Mir citizens are included in the architectural ensemble of the former Market Square (today the Squire of the 17th of September).

In the private museum which is located in the building of former tavern you can find a lot of interesting exhibits which can tell  a lot about the history of the town.

Mir castle is a great example of defense architecture.  The exposition of the museum tells  us about the history of the castle, about the manners and life of its owners – Ilinichy, Radzivill, Svetopolk- Mirsky, about the historical events.  Medieval festivals, tournaments and markets are held near the walls of Mir Castle.

During the excursion to Nesvizh you’ll get acquainted with the amazing city which for four centuries  has become a family home of the richest and powerful dynasty in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania – Radziwill.

You’ll walk on the former Market Squire; see the oldest City Hall in Belarus, The Catholic Church of God’s Body. This is the first building in baroque style on East Slavic lands; it is included in every text-book and encyclopedia on architecture. This is the only in the West Europe necropolis of a family name which  stands alongside with the famous Habsburg crypt in Vienna and the Spanish El Escorial of Philip II.

Luxury Radzivil palace of the XVI century, extant Slutsk Brama of XVII century,  elegant park of the XIX century are only  part of the  list of masterpieces which  you’ll see while visiting a city-museum Nesvizh, the cultural capital of Belarus in 2012.

The length of the route - 270 km, the duration of the excursion is 11 hours.

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