Byaroza - is a city of Brest region of Belarus, an administrative center of Byaroza district. The main attraction of the city Byaroza are the ruins of the Catholic monastery of Carthusians, which was originally built in 1648-89 years. This ancient monastery in the town of Byaroza was once one of the largest and richest not only in the territory of modern Belarus, but throughout the entire Commonwealth. The extensive monastery complex in the town of Byaroza used to include: a church with a high bell tower (only its fragments survived to this day from the whole church), cells (residential buildings), a pharmacy, a hospital, a refectory, a library, numerous outbuildings, as well as defensive structures. The fact is that the monastery complex with a garden and a pond in the town of Byaroza was surrounded by a moat and a stone wall with small turrets, and a tall bell tower located in the center of the entire complex was supplied with numerous cannons.

After the uprising of 1830-1831, in which the monks took an active part on the side of defeated insurgents, the monastery in the town of Byaroza was closed, and all of its property was transferred to the cadet corps in Polatsk. After that, barracks were placed in the residential buildings of the monastery, the church became an ordinary parish church, and monks were sent to other monasteries. From the architectural point of view, in its original form, the ensemble of the monastery in the town of Byaroza lasted until 1863. After the uprising of this year, the church and almost the entire monastery in the town of Byaroza were dismantled, and the brick was used to build new barracks (about them further). In 1915, the buildings of the monastery in the town of Byaroza that survived were burned down. The remaining ruins have continued to deteriorate ever since.

At the moment, in the town of Byaroza, only some fragments of the monastery complex have been preserved. Nowadays one can still see: the restored brama, the ruins of the tower-bell tower, some buildings of the monastery and the corner towers, as well as the relatively well-preserved part of the wall. Brama was restored in recent times. Unfortunately, there are apparently no further serious plans for restoring the rest of the monastery complex in the town of Byaroza. On the part of the territory of the former monastery in the town of Byaroza are now located farm buildings of the second half of the 20th century. Nevertheless, even those ruins of the monastery complex in the town of Byaroza that have survived to this day allow us to imagine all its former greatness and are an architectural monument of the 17th century, a historical and cultural value and an important tourist attraction of Belarus.

Byaroza

Byaroza

Byaroza

Byaroza

Byaroza

Byaroza

Byaroza

There are in the city Byaroza and other attractions. For example, the Orthodox church of Saints Peter and Paul that was originally built in 1772. This church was rebuilt several times significantly, including recently. However, this temple in the town Byaroza is an interesting architectural monument and cultural and historical value of Belarus.

Byaroza

Also, the city Byaroza has some modern temples. Among them may be mentioned individually: Orthodox church of St. Michael the Archangel, built in 2007, and Holy Trinity Catholic church, built in 1998. These modern architectural monuments may also be of interest to some tourists and travelers.

Byaroza

Byaroza

And finally, it is also necessary to mention the barracks that were built of brick from the dismantled monastery. So, the barracks were erected in the town of Byaroza in the second half of the 19th century. In the 1930s, when the city of Byaroza was part of the interwar Poland, these barracks, known as the "reds", became notorious as a concentration camp created by the Polish authorities for political prisoners in Western Belarus. At the moment, these buildings in the town of Byaroza are in excellent condition, as they are actively used for various needs. In some of these barracks are now located shopping and office space.

Byaroza

Byaroza

 

Sketches of Napoleon Orda, Byaroza:

Sketches of Napoleon Orda, Byaroza