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"Adam's Two Loves"

14,5 часа
500 км

Route points

Our bus will go on excursion from the House-Museum of the I Congress of RSDLP (Independence Ave., 31a). If before your departure (or on your return) you will have free time, you will be able to get acquainted with some sights of this area and first of all to see the wooden house itself, where in March 1898 the first congress of the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party, which later became a Communist Party of the Soviet Union, took place. Opposite is the so-called "Oswald House", where the only suspect in the murder of U.S. President John F. Kennedy lived between 1960 and 1962. Next to it is one of the most solemn Minsk squares - Victory Square with a 38-meter obelisk in the center. And on the other side of the avenue there is a children's park named after Maxim Gorky, founded back in 1800.

The reflection of the former glory of Navahrudak - the first capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania - falls on the objects of this now small town. The legendary castle, picturesque landscapes and ancient cult buildings could serve as the scenery for a historical film.

During the tour you will visit the Castle Hill and see the ruins of the Novogrudok Castle - the first Grand Duke's residence in Belarus, which was built in stone and brick back in the XIII century by the Grand Duke and then King Mindovg of Lithuania. There is an incredible view of the surrounding countryside from the mountain! At its foot is the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord, founded by the Grand Duke Vytautas in the late 14th century. Here in 1422 Vladislav Jagailo married Princess Sophia Golshanskaya, which initiated the reign of the Jagellonian dynasty. While walking along the cozy streets of ancient Novogrudok you will also see other ancient temples of the XIV-XVIII centuries, among which the most valuable is the Orthodox Church of St. Boris and Gleb (XIV century).

The rich past of Novogrudnica is brilliantly reflected in the poetry of its famous native Adam Mickiewicz - the poet's childhood and youth years passed here. A visit to the House Museum of Mickiewicz will certainly leave a strong impression thanks to the rich exposition about this poet of universal glory... The Mickiewicz is also dedicated to the Mound of Immortality at the Castle Mountain. And next to it there is a picture gallery of Konstantin Kachan, a modern Belarusian artist. Viewing the exposition, music, fragrant coffee and tea will be a successful completion of acquaintance with Novogrudok.


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