Zakozel - is a large village of Drahichyn district, Brest region of Belarus. The main attraction of the village Zakozel is the chapel-tomb Orzeszko kind, which was built here in 1849. Chapel in the village Zakozel is one of the most attractive, interesting, and, incidentally, more hours of this type in the whole of Belarus. It is located in a park on a small hill. Next to the tomb remained neglected pond. This chapel is not restored, but, oddly enough, this is what gives it some special charm. And, although the chapel in the village Zakozel still not restored, yet it is in a strong state, it is still far from complete destruction.

This chapel at the time of its construction was part of the manor of the 19th century, which was the residence of the kind Orzeszko in Polesia. In addition to the chapel of the manor complex also includes: himself manor house, park, distillery, and numerous other outbuildings. All these buildings were made in a simple and functional style. Some of these buildings in the heavily reconstructed shape even survived, but they are of no interest to tourists.

It is quite another - a chapel-tomb. This small temple was built in the Gothic Revival style. Chapel-tomb of kind Orzeszko in the village Zakozel is unique in composition, beauty and stylistic harmony of construction, as well as one of the oldest neo-gothic structures in Belarus. Very interesting, beautiful and unusual, it was once decorated and the interior of the chapel. Fragments of the former rich interior decoration of the chapel is still distinguishable.

One of the brightest representatives of the names Orzeszko is a famous Polish writer of Belarusian origin - Eliza Orzeszkowa, well known to all Belarusians of school course of literature. She often visited the village Zakozel and today one of the streets of this village is named after her. According to some sources, with a chapel in the village Zakozel relates an interesting episode in the life of another famous person. The fact that it is believed that it is here, in the chapel, during the uprising of 1863-1864 Eliza Orzeszkowa hid from the pursuit of one of the leaders of the uprising - Romuald Traugutt. By the way, Eliza Orzeszkowa herself, her husband and other members of the genus are also accepted in this uprising very involved.

Therefore, after the uprising Zakozel village took in the genus Orzeszko. So later, only 15 years after its construction, the golden age of the chapel in the village Zakozel ended. She was left in ruins and began to slowly disintegrate. During all the past since more than 150 years, and up to this time, the chapel in the village Zakozel not guarded and not guarded. She was partially looted, and preserved tangible assets transferred at the moment the Brest Regional Museum. But the chapel and today continues to break down and empty. There is no doubt that the chapel-sepulcher of Orzeszko in Zakozel village is a unique architectural monument of the 19th century, historical and cultural value, an important landmark of Belarus and may be of interest to many tourists and travelers in Belarus.

Zakozel

Zakozel

Zakozel

There are in the village Zakozel and other small attractions. The fact that, as already mentioned, the chapel formerly belonged to the manor complex. From the estate complex in the village Zakozel remained significantly rebuilt the manor house and several outbuildings. All these buildings date from the late 19th - early 20th centuries.

Zakozel

Zakozel

 

Sketches of Napoleon Orda, Zakozel:

Sketches of Napoleon Orda, Zakozel