Grodno - North-West of Belarus
Grodno – Belarus Cities to Visit
Belarus Cities - Grodno Oblast
Belarus_Grodno_CathedralWhen you plan your traveling tour to Belarus, you probably think about unique nature, historical towns with their narrow streets and small tiled roofs, as well as legendary castles and towers, which represent Belarusian culture and art. If that is true, then we recommend visiting Grodno – the western point of the Republic. Grodno is by right considered one of the most charming Belarusian cities, which offers various tourist attractions. One can be overwhelmed by the number of old-time cathedrals, churches, museums, theatres, and other places of interest. Even if you plan to stay in Grodno for several days, each will be filled with never-to-be-forgotten impressions.

belarus_grodno_panoramaGrodno land has always been known as the land of tolerance. Many centuries ago, during the reign of Vitaut, Grodno has become home for the Tatars, Jews, and Prussians. Today representatives of more than 80 nationalities reside in Grodno. No wonder, Grodno has become the centre of the biennial Republican Festival of National Cultures , which is held at the beginning of June. During the Festival Grodno turns into an artistic place, with national corners all over the city. Here one can try Belarus national food, get acquainted with national art and crafts, dance and take part in games, listen to singers and musicians. Fireworks at night and the water show have become traditional parts of the festival.

If you are curious where to go in Grodno, we have worked out the following list:

Belarus_Grodno_Street- A wide range of museums:Historical & Archaeological Museum, Nature Museum, Museum of Religion History, which is the only of its kind in Belarus

- Theatres: Drama Theatre, Puppet Theatre.- Active holidays: Water Park, Swimming Centre, Grodno Ice Palace.

- Eating out: over 14 restaurants, 62 cafes, and bars.

Finally, at the end of the day, you can find yourself in a cozy hotel room with all the necessary facilities and services.

Welcome to Grodno!

Mir Castle & Belarus Mir City Museum
Belarus Cities - Grodno Oblast
Belarus_Mir_CastleIn the year 1395 the settlement of Mir was invaded by crusaders who burnt it to ashes. Thereby it got to chronicles. From the year 1434 Mir became a private possession of big barons. Among them were the Ilyinich and the Radzivil families. As years went by, it turned into a township and later on to a center of the Mir County.
Late XVI - early XVII Mir earthen walls were built around the township turning it into a fortress. There were four gates (their foundations were excavated by archeologists) letting access to the Castle. The gates were named Zamkavaya, Vilenskaya, Minskaya, and Slonimskaya to indicate the direction of the main roads crossing the township.