You will see the most valuable monuments of Belarus listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Mir Castle and Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family in Nesvizh, which restoration ended in 2011. The majestic MIR CASTLE, which was built in the XVI century. its bright architectural look, mighty walls and towers, colorful courtyard leave a lasting impression which will be complemented by the MUSEUM EXPOSITION in the northern part of the castle. You will feel the atmosphere of life in the castle passing through the basements where provision was kept and the Ball-room swimming in luxury of Rococo style… Alongside of the castle there is the flamboyant chapel of the Svyatopolk-Mirsky family. The historic part of the town of MIR – the place where Belarusians, Poles, Jews, Gipsies and Tartars had been living together for a long time – kept the atmosphere of the former small town… The ensemble of the market place is formed by the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, synagogues, Yeshiva, the houses of craftsmen and merchants. LUNCH at the restaurant.
Drive to NESVIZH – the former capital of the Radziwill’s Ordination. At the Market place of this picturesque town you will see the Town Hall, shopping arcades, artisan houses; the Slutsk Gate (XVII cent.) is located nearby. Taking a view of the Park and Palace Complex of the XVI-XVIII centuries designed by the Italian architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni by order of Nickolay Christoph Radziwill “Sierotka”. The magnificent castle surrounded by high earthworks and wide ponds represents the system of buildings forming the tasteful court of honor. The elements of Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism are interlaced herein. You will see the impressive expositions, great halls of the palace, livimg and housekeeping areas, picturesque PARKS adjacent to the palace. The FARNY CHURCH of the XVI century (architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni) – the first Baroque building in the Eastern Europe. This church is one of the most valuable in Belarus due to gorgeous fresco painting and the undercroft. The guide will tell you about the history of the most powerful family of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth – the Radziwill Family which influenced the cultural heritage of Belarus and Europe… Return to Minsk.
Distance: Minsk-Nesvizh 120 km, Mir-Nesvizh 30 km; 11 hours