Pružanski district

Pružany

Start your walk around Pružany with the Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary of the 19th century. It is a stone's throw away from the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky which houses valuable Christian relics – the miraculous icon of the Weeping Virgin and the physical remains of St. Alexander Nevsky. The central square houses the famous merchant rows of the second half of the 19th century. They are a good example of civil monumental architecture. The Szwykowsky estate will leave a favourable impression of the town. The house, the side wing and the park are all wonderfully preserved. It is now home to the ‘Pružanski Palacyk’ museum which we highly recommend.

 

Ružany

The ruins of Ružany Palace which manage to impress a visitor to this day are one of the most important attractions not only in the region, but throughout Belarus. The palace once combined two architectural styles – Baroque and Classicism. It used to rival the beauty of the famous Versailles. The pride of the palace was the court theatre, which was one of the best in Europe, an art gallery, a stable and a big library. Now it houses a museum which is worth visiting!

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