Sightseeing In Grodno

Topics: Belarus, Gothic architecture, Centuries Pages: 3 (644 words) Published: December 14, 2014
A Grodno is one of the oldest cities in Belarus. It was founded in the 11-th century on the picturesque hilly banks of the Neman River. The city takes the first place among Belarusian towns in perseverance of its monuments. Unique relics and monuments of almost all periods of the human history (beginning from the 12-th century), evidencing the Belarusian people's high culture and great skill, survived in Grodno: the Church of St. Boris and Gleb (It's only one church in Belarus, kept from the 12-th century); the Old Castle; the New Castle; catholic churches and cloisters of the 17-18th centuries. D The Old Town is one of the most interesting sights of Grodno, where nearly whole city quarters carry architectural styles of different epochs. The city has The Drama Theatre, Puppet-Show; The Historical - Archaeological Museum, The Museum of the History of Religion, famous for the unique exhibits; where animals from almost all corners of the Earth found home; The State University, 7 institutes, 2 picture-galleries, and so on. But today we’d like to stop just on several sights which must be seen by each tourist. A To start with, I’d like to mention Ozheshko Street.

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D Cathedral Church of St. Francis Xavier.  It is the largest and the most beautiful church in Belarus. The architectural style is baroque. The church was consecrated in 1705 in the presence of the Polish king August II and the Russian tsar Peter the Great. Gorgeous design of the church includes architectural plasticity, unusual statues and painting. Your attention will be certainly drawn to the alter made entirely of hand carved wood. The central place in the alter is occupied by the figure of Saint Preacher Francisk Ksavery. Each way from the altar there stand figures of apostles. Now you can visit the Chemist-Museum and learn the secrets of medieval medicine.

A Grodno Church of the Holy Cross (formerly Bernard) is a monument of architecture of the16-18th centuries. It...
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