Pinsk

Pinsk is one of the Belarusian towns with the best atmosphere. No wonder it is called the pearl of Polesie! The town is ranked #2 after Hrodna in terms of the quantity of preserved historic buildings.

The Jesuit College built in 17th century used to be the best educational establishment of the day. The river station is just behind it. This two-storey bright-blue building is perfectly Instagram-worthy, and the romantic mood takes over after a ride on the motor boat.

The Butrimovich Palace is one of the most interesting buildings in Pinsk. It was built in the late 18th century by the grandfather of the famous artist and composer Napoleon Orda (the man himself was a judge, financier and politician). Be sure to check out the Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary to whom the Pope has conferred the honorary title of basilica minor. There you can see the 'Pinsk Madonna' and listen to the oldest pipe organ in Belarus. More information about the city and its citizens can be learned at the Museum of the Belarusian Polesie where you can also see the 'Sea' by Aivazovsky, works by Vasnetsov, Yehuda Pen and Shishkin.

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