Minsk region occupies the central part of Belarus and it is the largest region among other regions of the country. The regional center of the region is the city of Minsk which is also the largest city in Belarus.
The region has the second highest number of reservoirs. Total Minsk region has more than 450 rivers and 500 reservoirs, besides on the territory there are a lot of artificial reservoirs. The largest lakes are Naroch and Svir.
The Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve with a given status of international is partially located in Minsk region. The national park “Narochansky”. The region undoubtedly has a high level in organization of excursions, celebrations and festivals. Most frequently visited attractions, symbolizing the tragedy and incredible courage of our people in the days of the Second World War, are such memorable places as Khatyn, Stalin’s line, Mound of Glory, Second World War Museum are located within Minsk and Minsk region that is why it is worth visiting. Belarusian Ethnographic Museum “Dudutki” is very popular among tourists.
This museum opens the doors to the past and visitors can get acquainted with the culture and traditions of the Belarusian people. Within the complex festivals and national celebrations are constantly held. The palace and park ensemble in the town of Nesvizh is certainly worth visiting, it is protected by UNESCO. The castle was the residence of the powerful dynasty of the Radziwill family. So what can be seen in Minsk?
The list of monuments of architecture, archeology and religion is simply enormous. Having gone for a walk or a sightseeing tour of capital, one should definitely see the most famous church, or as they call it in the capital – the Red Church, visit the island of tears, an interesting architectural solution – the National Library, constructed in the form of a diamond, the Trinity Suburb, the City Hall, the Botanical Garden.
The tours within Minsk region are always characterized by their uniqueness and richness. Belarus is a hospitable country with many attractions, recreation zones, amazing nature and local color.
Grodno region is located in the north-west of the country, it borders on Poland in the west and Lithuania in the north. The centre of the region is the city of Grodno, with a population of more than 300 thousand people. Region comprises 17 districts, 194 villages, 12 towns including 6 of regional subordination, and 21 urban-type settlements. A Famous river Neman flows along Grodno region, and almost all the territory of Grodno region belongs to its basin.
The Augustow Canal is one of the attractions of Grodno region. It connects the Neman and the Vistula. As for lakes, there are few of them in the region and they are inferior to the size of the lakes other areas. Grodno Region includes 10 natural reserves with the status of national significance and more than 50 natural monuments. Grodno region is rich in its history. In the times of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the city of Novogrudok, which now is a part of modern Grodno region, used to be the first capital of the famous multi-national state.
The Union of Krewo was concluded in 1385, and became the starting point of combining Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Poland, was enclosed in Krewo castle. This region can be called the cradle of architectural ensembles. Grodno region has 19 museums, 3 theaters and a philharmonic. Besides, the region is a major place of pilgrimage. In one of the temples in Zhirovichi famous icon of the Mother of God has remained intact. Mir, Novogrudok and Lida castles attract tourists. On the territory of Grodno region large-scale festivals, brewing festival in Lida, magicians and other festivals are held. Grodno region is also a progenitor of rural tourism. It is Grodno region that combines a large amount of agricultural estates and rest homes of rural type. Such tours on weekends in Grodno and Grodno region will be interesting for the whole family, as well as guests from different countries. Hospitable Grodno region invites everyone to its lands.