Zaslavl

Zaslavl is one of the oldest Belarusian towns. The town’s current name derives from the name of Izyaslav, the son of Vladimir the Great and Princess Rogneda of Polotsk.

In Zaslavl you will find the Church of Transfiguration of 16th century which has been wonderfully preserved. The walls of the church may still echo the sermons of the Protestant reformer Simon Budny. Another must-see in Zaslavl is the 18th-century Church of the Nativity of Virgin Mary. This Baroque cathedral was built as the main Roman Catholic hub of the town.

Be sure to explore the Mlyn ethnographic museum. It still has the only steam mill in Belarus that is fully intact and has never been moved. You will see a traditional barn and a rural house with a stove, tables, benches and other household stuff.

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