Grodno - is a city, the regional center of the Grodno region of Belarus. Grodno city occupies a special place among the cultural and historical heritage of Belarus. In Grodno very many sights and attractions, many of which are essential for the whole country. Grodno city and its sights and attractions is not about one single website. Our site was created to describe the lesser known places, it is intended to open new readers and interesting sights of the city, which they previously did not know possible. Grodno, of course, does not apply to such places, everyone knows about it. Tourists love it and actively attend. So just list the sights of Grodno.

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One of the major attractions of Grodno is the Catholic church of St. Francis Xavier, the church is called "farny", which means simply "main". The church was built in 1703, is an architectural monument. This is one of the largest and most beautiful churches in Belarus. Earlier this church was located around the whole complex of buildings of the Jesuit monastery. Many of these buildings have been preserved and are now used for different purposes.

Nearby is another former Catholic monastery - Bernardine. Now, in a complex of buildings of a former monastery located seminary. And the main church of the monastery - Catholic church of the Discovery of the Holy Cross, was built in 1618. Now the church is an important historical monuments and sites of Grodno and throughout Belarus.

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Another important attraction of Grodno and very important architectural monument is the Orthodox church of Saints Boris and Gleb. It is also called "Kalozha". This church was built in 1183. This is one of the oldest stone structures Belarus extant.

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Another major attraction of Grodno is the old Grodno Castle. This castle was not preserved from it remained only ruins. The first stone fortifications were erected on the site of the castle in the 12th century. After that, the castle repeatedly destroyed, rebuilt and reconstructed. Recent significant changes in his appearance were made in the 19th century. Castle and the town connects by stone arch bridge, built to replace the wooden in the second half of the 17th century.

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There in the city and a new castle, which is now also an important attraction of Grodno. New Castle was built directly next to the old castle in 1742. This castle was substantially rebuilt in Soviet times. Although this structure is called the castle, special defensive functions it has never fulfilled, in general it was a palace, the royal palace. In both castles, new and old, now house museums.

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Another major attraction is the Grodno Orthodox Cathedral Church. The building was erected in 1910. Now this is an important monument of architecture and culture.

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Next on the list of attractions Grodno sure to mention the ancient Catholic church of the Annunciation, located in the former monastery. The building of the church was built in 1651, so this architectural monument is a very valuable monument, although at the moment the church is not fully restored.

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Further, it should be noted the landmark Grodno as a fire station with a tower built in the early 20th century. This fire station is still fulfilling its historic function.

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Another attraction of Grodno is the Orthodox church of Nativity, located in the former convent buildings bazilian. The building was erected in 1751, this temple is an important architectural monument.

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In the former Franciscan monastery situated Catholic church of Our Lady of Angels. This temple was built in about 1700, and is an important landmark of Grodno.

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There are very rare Grodno and Belarus sight - Lutheran church, which presumably was built in 1783. The building is still performing its function during construction. Lutheran church in Belarus - a rarity, but in terms of architecture, the building is almost indistinguishable from an ordinary Catholic church.

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In Grodno there are such important attractions as the old house museums of outstanding people. Survived two such interesting houses: House-Museum of Maksim Bahdanovich (left) and the house-museum of Eliza Orzeszkowa (right). Both houses are wooden.

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Also in Grodno there is another rare sight - the main synagogue of the city. Synagogue in Grodno was built already in the 16th century. Until recently, is in a dilapidated condition. But more recently it completely restored. Ancient synagogues in Belarus have very few, even fewer of them are in good condition, so the main synagogue of Grodno is an important architectural monument.

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On the main square of the city of Grodno have another great attraction deserves special mention - the former home of the merchant, now a hotel. This building was built in the 19th century. The architecture of this building may not be very unique, but due to its central location it has become one of the visiting cards of the city of Grodno.

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Speaking about the sights of Grodno not to mention the building of the Grodno Regional Drama Theatre. It is though relatively modern, but convenient location in the most prominent place on the bank of the Neman make it one of the symbols of the city.

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By passing the above, in Grodno there are many temples of various denominations that were built not so long ago. They will not be given here. Mention another type of small attractions Grodno. Is a few chapels, located in the local cemetery and built in the 19th century.

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Given a list of attractions Grodno far from exhausted. Generally speaking the entire city center is busy historical urban development. Among these there are many attractions and former minor palaces and gymnasiums, schools or colleges, and pre-revolutionary buildings banks and houses and estates of wealthy burghers, and water towers, and much more. Deserves special mention though small, but very beautiful city park. The whole city center of Grodno is of particular interest for tourists.

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Grodno at the old photos:

Grodno at the old photos

Grodno at the old photos

Grodno at the old photos