- Distance: 430 km
- Duration: 15:00 hour
- Kind: Bus-Walking tours
- Language of training: Russian
Many centuries ago there was the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The Grand Duke Mindovg founded it and Novogrudok made the capital. The majestic castle was built in the city. Followed it in the beginning of the XIV century was laid in the church in the city of Lida. Later, here and there grew beautiful palaces and powerful walls of castles. So there was one of the most beautiful castles in Europe - Mirsky. More than 100 majestic fortifications were on the lands of Belarus. Many of them have been wiped off the face of the earth, and some are still welcoming guests to this day.
The excursion program- Following the road of palaces Mir - Novogrudok - Lida
Gathering the group
Moving in Mir (100 km)
Holy Trinity Church in MirHoly Trinity Church in the village Mir - an architectural monument of the XVI century, which represent an elongated cross with five domes. This church was built near the Mir Castle under the guidance of Duke Nichola Radziwill Sirotka and was demaged several times and rebuilt, it was changed to the Uniates, and then again returned to the Orthodox believers.
The church was destroyed in the huge fire in the second half of the XIX century, after which was once again rebuilt in Russian Revival style. There was a revered The Virgin Mary icon of the XVI century until 1925, but even now this place evokes a feeling of humility and reverence before God.
St. Nicholas church in MirSt. Nicholas church in Mir was built in the Renaissance style in 1605 on the place of a former wooden church when the Radzivill family became the owners of the Mir Castle. After the uprising of Tadeush Kostyushko king's government give it to the Orthodox Church, and during the war it was closed at all. Despite this St. Nicholas church reached our time almost in its original form. A powerful 4-storey tower-bell tower meets the parishioners, and within the church you can listen to the penetrating pries and get blessing.
Chapel-burial vault of Svyatopolk-Mirsky familyChapel – a ladder which will spend you from powerful walls of the lock to magnificent parks. In it the embodiment of modernist style style, so popular in the 19th century, - any symmetry and classics – a new view on architecture, fresh receptions and forms. This place chose also a lock ghost – Sonechk who, among others, is buried in a tomb.
Mir Castle ComplexThe world – the town with a silent cosiness of streets where throughout centuries destinies, culture and life of Belarusians, Poles, Roma, Tatars, Jews closely intertwined. On the suburb of the town the medieval giant - Mir Castle Complex important settled down. Majestic towers and powerful walls are harmoniously combined with the beautiful park, being reflected in a pond mirror. The halls ornated by a carving and gilding, graceful furniture, abrupt ladders on which you not just will pass – you will turn into other reality, in other century.
Moving in Novogrudok (49 km)
St. Michael the Archangel Church in NovogrudokAt the beginning of the 17th century representatives of a Catholic award – Dominicans located in Novogrudka. For them the church was also built that combines elements of magnificent and festive baroque and late classicism. What was only not seen by the temple: soldiers and fires, granary and furniture warehouse, desolation and elimination of an award. However in the best times at a church the monastery and school worked. The writer and politician Adam Mickiewicz studied at school of this.
St. Nicholas Cathedral in NovogrudokAt the beginning of the 14th century the Grand duke Lithuanian Gedemin invited in Novogrudok Frantsiskantsev. About hundred years they worked on creation of the temple – Saint Anthony's church. The temple is complete - but in 50 years the Catholic award is forced to leave the monastery. However, despite destiny milestones, it reached our time, let a little modified. In the city you still should learn about its history and a role.
Novogrudsky Castle ruinsNovogrudok – the first capital of Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The city with thousand-year history kept surprising landscapes of hills and the woods, the view of which opens from Zamkova Hora. And on it ruins of the majestic castle where many centuries Mindovg was crowned back tower. The Novogrudsky lock, located at hill top, is visible for many kilometers from the city – its towers as if giants, are cut down from a boulder, from a distance reported about power and greatness of fortress.
Farny Catholic Church in NovogrudokAt the beginning of the 18th century, in the territory of one of the first Belarusian churches constructed by Vitovt in 1395, the Farny church was built. The excellent view of it opens from Zamkova Hora. The white monumental temple with a red roof favourably contrasts with fine landscapes of the hilly area.
Moving in Lida (54 km)
Lidа castleIn 1323 the prince Gedimin gave the order to put the stone lock to cover to knights the road to the center of lands of the principality Lithuanian. In 5 years the kostel was built. Time the lock was besieged by the English, German, French knights. The Lidsky lock is "time machine" and a fascinating travel to the Middle Ages where continually there is a place to romanticism and knightly valor. Here everyone will be able to feel as the ancient soldier, having tried on an armor and to like the mystical atmosphere, having learned what ghost protects a citadel.
Exaltation of the Cross church in LidaLong time in Lida attempts construction of Catholic temples anyway became. However all of them came to the end extremely tragically – pagan aggression, disapproval of the prince, the fires of crusaders. So was to the middle of the 18th century. In 1770 in the city the Roman Catholic Parish Church of Erection of the Sacred Cross appeared. The outstanding architect, the founder of refined architectural style, after called "vilensky baroque" - Johann Christoph Glaubits became the architect of the project.
Cathedral of St. Michael The Archangel in LidaHaving seen it, you hardly learn in the cathedral is mute. Before you the beautiful palace will be. However, having thumbed through pages of the past of Sacred and Mikhaylovsky church, you learn in what a secret of its shape and history. How fate of the temple existing since the time of Public relations of the 17th century up to now was?
Moving in Minsk (175 km)
➥The end of the tour
The cost of the tour Following the road of palaces Mir - Novogrudok - Lida for individual and corporate groups
- 24/7 support
- Meeting at the hotel
|The cost||for person in group||for the group|
|2-7||from 3'218 ₽||22'526 ₽|
|8-19||from 1'566 ₽||29'761 ₽|
|20-52||from 711 ₽||36'981 ₽|
|53-68||from 589 ₽||40'081 ₽|
Included in the price
- excursions according to the program
- certified guide services
- transport services
- entrance tickets
- Lidа Сastle 268 ₽ / 149 ₽
- Mir Castle 417 ₽ / 208 ₽
- Adam Mickiewicz museum 74 ₽ / 45 ₽