What to see in Nesvizh – 07/2011

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    Nesvizh is a small town in Minsk Region, Belarus, with a population of around 14,000. Despite its small size, Nesvizh has a long and rich history. The town was first mentioned in a document in 1223, but archaeological evidence suggests that it may have been founded as early as the 11th century.

    Nesvizh was home to the Radziwill family, one of the most powerful families in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The Radziwills built a magnificent palace in Nesvizh, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace is surrounded by beautiful gardens and contains a number of museums, including the Radziwill Museum.

    In addition to the palace, Nesvizh is home to a number of other historical landmarks, including the Nesvizh Castle, the Corpus Christi Church, and the Town Hall. The Nesvizh Castle is a 16th-century fortress that is now in ruins. The Corpus Christi Church is a Baroque church that was built in the 17th century. The Town Hall is a 16th-century building that now houses a museum.

    Nesvizh is a popular tourist destination for its rich history and culture. The town is also a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. There are a number of parks and gardens in Nesvizh, and the town is located near a number of lakes and rivers.

    If you are looking for a small town with a big history, Nesvizh is a great place to visit. The town has something to offer everyone, from history lovers to nature lovers.

    1. Corpus Christi Church in Nesvizh. Baroque church that was constructed by Italian architect Bernardoni in 1593.

    ADORABO AD TEMPLUM SANCTUM TUUM IN TIMORE TUO. Ps 5 V 8 («…I will worship Your holy temple in Your fear»)
    Castle Tower and Corpus Christi Church

    2. Nesvizh Castle – the most famous attraction and the most popular among tourists. The masonry Castle was erected in 1583 on the place of wooden castle-estate.

    Nesvizh Castle
    Nesvizh Castle mound

    3. Nesvizh Park is a very picturesque place that surrounds the Castle.

    Lake in Nesvizh park
    A lawn in the old Nesvizh park

    4. View on Farny Church and Town Hall.

    Town Hall and Church

    5. Slutsk Gate – constructed in XVI c. for a long time it was the only entrance to the town.

    Slutsk Gate
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