The 25 best sights of Grodno – description and photos

WHAT TO SEE IN GRODNO

Grodno is rightfully considered the cultural capital of Belarus. There is no other city in the country with such a great number of architectural monuments protected by the state. And all this is because Grodno has been at the turn of civilizations of the West and the East throughout its history, and it has preserved the appropriate color. In this article I will tell you what to see in Grodno, what sights there are in this city, opening hours and ticket prices. As well as my personal rating, which will allow you to decide on the route of your walk in Grodno.

Table of contents:

  • Grodno in brief
  • Grodno sights map
  • What to see in Grodno:
    • Castles and palaces
    • Churches and churches
    • Museums
    • Theaters, parks and family leisure

    Grodno in brief

    Grodno is called the royal city. This is partly true, because Grodno has a palace, which used to be the residence of Polish kings and Lithuanian princes, even though the city has never been the capital of the kingdom.

    Grodno, today one of the regional centers, is located at the western border of Belarus. It is about 20 km from the border with Lithuania and Poland. You can get here from Minsk by public transport: train or bus (shuttle bus). But the most convenient way is by car. The trip by the new four-lane road length of 270 km will take you maximum 3 hours.

    bus from Grodno

    The marshrutka from Minsk to Grodno is one of the fastest modes of public transport. They start from the central bus station. And the cost of tickets – from 20 Belorussian rubles (8 $) one way.

    What to see in Grodno

    As I said above, most of the attractions of Grodno are located in the city center. So let’s talk about the main ones. So, let’s go.

    Grodno Castle Complex

    The castle fortifications in Grodno are almost a thousand years old, or maybe even more. The first information about the castle at the site of modern Grodno dates back to the beginning of the 11th century. Even the legendary Prince Vitovt participated in the expansion and strengthening of the castle. In fact, Polish King Stefan Batory made the castle in Grodno his summer residence and built a new Renaissance palace nearby.

    castle in Grodno

    The Old and the New Castles rise above the Neman and the Gorodnichanka rivers.

    Nowadays there are exhibitions in both castles, you can climb the observation decks and take a walk along the quay. In addition, in the territory of the old castle there are ruins of the so-called Lower Church, an architectural monument of the 10th century.

    • Coordinates:
      • Old Castle: 53.67703, 23.82350
      • Lower church: 53.67741, 23.82254
      • New castle: 53.67612, 23.82540

      Churches and churches

      There are a great many iconic church buildings and sights in Grodno. But I will tell you about the main ones. Without them Grodno would not exist.

      Far Church – the Church of St. Francis Xavier

      Excursion through Grodno temples should begin with the second visiting card of the city – the Far Church, also known as St. Francis Xavier Church. It was opened in 1705, and its consecration was attended by Polish King August and even Russian Emperor Peter I. In terms of richness of interior decoration this church can surely compete with the major European temples.

      • Coordinates: 53.67820, 23.83141
      • Entrance is free.
      • Opening hours: According to the schedule of services, because the church is open (usually from 7 am to 9 pm).
      • How much time to schedule: 20 minutes to go around the outside, and half an hour to go inside, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
      • My personal rating: 5/5, also recommend to visit.
      Boris and Gleb (Kolozhskaya) Church

      This church is one of the oldest on the territory of Belarus and is a monument of temple architecture of ancient Russia. There are only three similar structures left in Belarus that were erected in the 11th century: in Grodno, in Turov (only the foundation covered by a pavilion remains) and the St. Sophia Cathedral in Polotsk (but rebuilt and having changed its original appearance).

      • Coordinates: 53.67841, 23.81859
      • Official website: https://kalozha.by/
      • Entrance is free.
      • Hours of operation: according to the schedule of services – the temple is active (8am to 8pm).
      • How much time to schedule: if you have time, take a walk through Kolocha Park around the church. It will take you about an hour. And 15-20 minutes to visit the church itself.
      • My personal rating: 5/5, one of the must-visit “points” in Grodno.
      The Great Choral Synagogue.

      Unique in its architecture and size. One of the largest synagogues in Europe. It was built in the 16th century on the site of a wooden structure. The synagogue has not had an easy history. Since the 90s of the 20th century the building was returned to the Jewish community of Grodno, and now restoration works are being carried out there. But inside there is a small museum that tells about the history of the Jews of Grodno.

      • Coordinates: 53.67895, 23.82502
      • Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
      • Opening hours:from 10 to 6 p.m.
      • How much time to schedule: 10 to 30 minutes.
      • My personal rating: 4/5, if you’re around, stop by to see the art exhibit.
      Church of the Acquaintance of the Holy Cross and Bernardine Monastery

      The church and monastery are considered to be the oldest Catholic parishes in Grodno: the monastery was founded even earlier than the Farny church. At the end of the 19th century famous Polish and Belarusian writer Eliza Ozheshko was married there.

      • Coordinates: 53.67499, 23.83065
      • Entrance is free.
      • Opening hours: according to the schedule of services or from 7 am to 9 pm.
      • How much time to schedule: from 10-15 minutes if you want to go inside.
      • My personal rating: 4/5. The interior is certainly interesting, though slightly inferior to the richness of the Farny Church.
      Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral

      Remarkable for its exterior – Russian style architecture. It was built relatively recently: in the early 20th century. It became a cathedral instead of St. Sophia Cathedral, which unfortunately suffered from numerous fires and could not be saved or restored.

      • Coordinates: 53.68456, 23.84133
      • Entrance is free.
      • Opening times: according to the schedule of services or from 7 am to 8 pm.
      • How much time to schedule: from 10-15 minutes if you want to go inside.
      • My personal rating: 3/5. Located a bit far from downtown. But if you’re in the area, don’t pass by.
      St. John’s Lutheran Church

      The oldest Protestant church in Belarus. And it appeared when in the second half of the 18th century Lutherans came to Grodno from Germany to work in the factories. Today the church is the only functioning Lutheran church in Belarus. It is also known for the organ music concerts that are popular among the citizens of Grodno.

      • Coordinates: 53.68704, 23.84047
      • Official website: http://luther.by/
      • Entrance is free.
      • Opening hours: services are held on Sundays at 10 a.m.
      • How much time to schedule: 10 minutes if you walk by.
      • My personal rating: 4/5. Should be visited if you want to go to an organ concert or a Sunday service.

      What to see in Grodno: museums

      Museums are usually associated with endless dusty cabinets with the same kind of exhibits. But in Grodno, besides the classic museums, which can be found in absolutely any city, there are also some fascinating museums that may really interest you.

      To the “classic” museums I will refer:

      • Historical museums in the castles of Old and New. About them we wrote above.
      • museum of contemporary folk art (53.68097, 23.82928)
      • Museum of History of Gorodnice (53.68528, 23.84328)
      • Janusz Parulis’ private collection – Grodno Museum of Grodno History and Life (53.68574, 23.82545).

      In the museums mentioned above you’ll see many exhibits related to the history of the city and its inhabitants. If time permits and you are curious about historical subjects, you can stop by.

      what to see in Grodno museums

      Among the classic museums that tell about the history of Grodno, you may be interested in the collection of Janusz Parulis, who collected items related to Grodno and Grodno citizens for many years.

      There are also museums that are devoted to prominent literary figures:

      • Maxim Bogdanovich Museum (53.68728, 23.83782).
      • The house-museum of Eliza Ozheshko (53.68416, 23.83957).

      But I recommend paying attention to the more interesting museums in Grodno.

      Pharmacy Museum

      This is both the oldest pharmacy in the country (active) and at the same time a museum. It was founded and opened by the Jesuit order in the early 18th century. Among the museum exhibits there are medical instruments, utensils, ancient medicines, a reconstructed herbal laboratory, various ways of preparing medicines. And in addition to medicines you can buy souvenirs: tea sets, handmade soap.

      • Coordinates: 53.67853, 23.83119
      • Official website: https://www.am.biotest.by/
      • Working hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
      • Entrance is free.
      • How much time to schedule: 15 minutes for a self-guided tour or half an hour as part of a guided tour that can be booked here.
      • My personal rating: 5/5. There are no other museums of this kind in Belarus. It is worth a visit, especially since the admission is free.
      Kunstkamera

      The anatomical exposition was opened at the Grodno Medical University in 1959. There are more than 80 exhibits with pathologies and genetic mutations. The exhibits are creepy, but there is only one such museum with free access for visitors in Belarus.

      • Coordinates: 53.70094, 23.81990.
      • Official site: http://www.grsmu.by/ru/university/structure/chairs/cafedry_25/kunst-kamera/
      • Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except Saturdays and Sundays.
      • How much time to schedule:
      • My personal rating: 2/5, the exhibits are rather monotonous and creepy, the collection does not reach the similar in St. Petersburg of course. The exhibits are not quite as impressive as the ones in St. Petersburg. You do not need to come here for children and the impressionable.
      Museum of Honey

      This rather interesting museum is located in the center of scientific beekeeping at Grodno State Agrarian University. There you can see different kinds of beehives and equipment used by beekeepers. There is also a hall for tastings, its own apiary and a special inhalation room for apitherapy (treatment with bee venom).

      • Coordinates: 53.68625, 23.84316
      • Opening times: by appointment, phone +375 (152) 39-82-18
      • Entrance is free.
      • How much time to spare: the tour lasts about an hour.
      • My personal rating: 3/5. Excursion interesting, but a little far from the center, and difficulty in arranging a visit (need to sign up in advance).

      What to see in Grodno: Theaters

      The most famous theater in Grodno is the Drama Theater. It is located in a building notable for its modern architecture, next to the castle complex. The theater puts on classical plays as well as modern productions.

      • Coordinates: 53.67536, 23.82759.
      • Official website: https://drama.grodno.by/
      • Opening hours: Plays are shown almost daily at 7 p.m., children’s plays are shown at 12 a.m.
      • Ticket prices: shows for children from 5 Belorussian rubles ($2), for adults from 10 Belorussian rubles ($4). You can buy tickets at the cash desk of the theater or through the website.
      • How much time to schedule: 5 minutes when walking by, strolling through the castle complex, or 2 hours if attending a performance.
      • My personal rating: 3/5, since I’m not a theater person. But if you’re with kids, the little ones will love the children’s shows.

      The Puppet Theater is a theatrical calling card of Grodno. The repertoire is designed for both children and adults. It is located in the famous Grodno park of Zhiliber (about it below).

      • Official website: https://grodnolyalka.by/
      • Opening hours: Plays are scheduled at 12:00 and 19:00.
      • Ticket prices: from 5 Belorussian rubles ($2), tickets can be purchased at the box office of the theater or through the website.
      • How much time to schedule: 5 minutes when walking by, strolling through the park, or 2 hours if attending a performance.
      • My personal rating: 4/5, both kids and adults will enjoy the performances. If you’re traveling with kids and time permits, definitely visit.

      Family-friendly Grodno attractions, parks, and more

      Grodno Zoo

      Visitors often note that Grodno Zoo is still bigger, cozier and more comfortable than its competitor in Minsk. A lot of greenery, neat and clean aviaries, no chaos and noise even at weekends.

      • Coordinates: 53.68803, 23.84786
      • Official website: http://www.grodnozoo.by/
      • Opening hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on weekdays and 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
      • Ticket prices: adults (from 16 years old) – 8 Belorussian rubles, children from 3 years old – 6 rubles. Up to 3 years old – free admission. You can buy tickets at the zoo ticket office.
      • How much time to schedule: minimum two hours, but preferably three or four to walk around all the aviaries leisurely.
      • My personal rating: 5/5 – the zoo in Grodno is one of the best places in the city to visit with or without children.

      Interesting to know:

      Many visitors to Grodno (myself included) agree that the zoo in Grodno is more interesting than in Minsk. And the animals look much neater here. This is my personal assessment after visiting two zoos.

      You can read about Minsk zoo in the big rating of the best sights in Minsk.

      Grodno Zoo

      The zoo in Grodno is the oldest in Belarus. It was founded back in 1927. The Minsk zoo, for example, was opened only in 1984.

      Sovetskaya street, pedestrian street

      Sovetskaya street is considered to be one of the oldest streets in the city. Earlier it had many other names, such as Sobornaya or Vilenskaya. Today, it is about 500 meters long and almost entirely pedestrian. The street has many stores and cafes. This part of Grodno is also considered one of the favorite vacation spots for citizens.

      • Coordinates: 53.68102, 23.83104
      • How much time to plan: 30 minutes if you just walk around, or an hour and a half if you go to one of the many cafes
      • My personal rating: 5/5. When planning a tour of downtown Grodno, there’s no way you’ll get past this street.
      Zhiliber Park

      Who was Gillibert, and why is a park in Grodno named after him? Gillibert was a scientist and physician in the 18th century. He lived in Grodno and founded the first medical academy in Belarus and the apothecary and botanical garden attached to it. Today’s park is located just in this place, though it is already different from its original form. It is a quiet and cozy park with a lot of art objects, a cozy embankment of the Gorodnichanka river, cafes, and attractions for kids. By the way, the famous Grodno puppet theater is located there as well.

      • Coordinates: 53.68511, 23.83708
      • Opening hours: the park itself is open 24 hours, the rides and cafe work in the summertime until 10 pm.
      • How much time to plan: if you come to Grodno with children – you will spend 3 hours for sure on a walk in this park in good weather.
      • My personal rating: 5/5 – definitely worth a visit if time permits

      Tips and advice for tourists

      Grodno has a rich history. And best of all the local residents can tell you about it. To save time and get the most useful information, we recommend you to visit Grodno guides.

      The cost usually does not depend on the number of people, but only on the type of tour. They can be both cultural and historical content, as well as tasting and culinary, and tours of military and historical sites.

      tours in Grodno

      Grodno is the second most visited city in Belarus after Minsk, so it is a very attractive option for independent and organized sightseeing tours at any time of the year.

      Getting to Grodno is most convenient on your own, as I wrote above, most often visitors prefer to use a car rental or carsharing. For example, it costs about 300 Belarusian rubles ($120) to rent a car for two days to go to Grodno from Minsk, but the cost already includes gasoline. Read more about carsharing in the article: “Carsharing for Russians in Belarus”.

      Conclusion:

      Grodno is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Belarus. This is the opinion of at least the majority of Belarusians and the guests of the country agree with them. We are sure that you will be enchanted by Grodno. And you will take unforgettable impressions with you.

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      The 25 Best Sights of Grodno

      Grodno, located on the bank of the Neman River, is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Belarus. Here you can see magnificent Baroque mansions, monuments of Old Russian architecture, Gothic churches, parks and squares.

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      Who comes to Grodno and why?

      Grodno, founded in 1128 as a fortified trading post, quickly became an outpost and played an important role in the political and cultural life of the time. Despite numerous wars and turmoil the residents managed to preserve outstanding ancient buildings, which give the city a special flavor. Tourists come to see the original architecture of the historic center, the unique layout of ancient streets and squares.

      Grodno is not considered the cultural center of Belarus for nothing. There are interesting museums covering important events and lives of famous people. The historical and archeological museum, the museum of religion and the old pharmacy are very popular.

      Grodno often hosts festivals:

      • Once every two years, guests are treated to a festival of national cultures. The event brings together dance and song groups from different countries. Contestants compete with each other and show the national and cultural characteristics of their people.
      • In summer a festival of street art starts which gathers people from different parts of Belarus and Europe. The participants show dance, circus, vocal numbers, fire shows, art installations. In the evening in the center of Grodno there are concerts and mass festivities.
      • In September tourists visit the cheese festival. The program includes an exhibition of products of local companies and farmers, tasting varieties of cheese, culinary contests and master classes on making national dishes.

      Grodno has created all conditions for recreation. In the warm season people enjoy swimming in the river, having fun on the city beaches, scuba diving, fishing, boating and exploring the picturesque surroundings.

      For hiking, Pyshki Forest Park and Kolozhsky Park are ideal. Families with children have a good time in the Park of Culture and Recreation, riding carousels, electric cars, air trampolines.

      Architecture

      Sovetskaya Street

      sovetskaya ulica

      The main street of the historic center is built up with beautiful mansions XV-XVII centuries and paved with old paving. Here are concentrated prestigious stores, cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops.

      Walking along the wide road, you can admire the Sapieha Palace, beautiful merchants’ houses with elegant balconies, towers of the Catholic Church, the building of the grammar school for boys and the “Grodno” cinema.

      Old Castle

      old samok

      The royal castle, which was built for the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, is one of the oldest in Belarus. It was founded in the 11th century and served for the defense of the city. The architectural complex has been repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. Now there is a branch of the historical and archeological museum.

      During the visit tourists see the powerful defensive walls, a wide courtyard, the interior of rooms, and admire the magnificent view of the river and neighborhoods from the top of the castle.

      The new castle

      novi samok

      In the middle of the XVIII century near the Old Castle by order of the Polish king the New Castle was built. The Rococo palace was intended for the ruling family and the sessions of the Sejm. It was here that the agreement on the division of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth between Prussia and Russia was signed. After that the apartments were used as a soldier’s hospital and a garrison.

      During the Second World War the building was badly damaged. During the restoration the facade was rebuilt in the neoclassical style. Nowadays the palace houses an exposition of historical and archeological museum.

      Svyatsky Palace

      sviatski dvorec

      In 20 km from Grodno there is a manor of the XVIII century, designed by architect Giuseppe De Sacco. The two-story baroque mansion attracts attention with its broken roof, mansard, graceful columns, arched windows, pilasters and triangular pediment.

      A beautiful neo-Gothic chapel stands next to the main building. The architectural ensemble is surrounded by a park with benches, sculptures, and small fountains. There is a sanatorium on the territory.

      Grodno Fortress

      krepost

      A system of fortifications built in the 12th century was a system of stone walls and towers that framed the city. The fortresses were often rebuilt, and new bastions and redoubts were added to the existing buildings. At the beginning of the last century many fortifications were destroyed. Only the 19th century earth fort, powder stores, and a stronghold are well preserved to this day.

      Grodno Fortress is included in the list of cultural heritage of Belarus and is considered a national monument.

      House of Vice-Governor Maksimovich

      gubernatora dom

      The palace, which was built in 1803 in the style of classicism, has a symmetrical regular facade. In the center there is a portico with four columns, decorated with elements of the Corinthian order. The main entrance has a balcony decorated with tracery lattice.

      Once inside, one can see a huge vestibule, grand staircase, and stucco on the walls. At different times the building has housed the Treasury, the city archives, and a school for eliminating illiteracy. At the moment the building belongs to the regional executive committee.

      Khreptovich Palace

      dvorec hrebtovicha

      This splendid residence of the nobility, built in the middle of the 18th century, is a fine example of the classic architectural style. It forms a closed courtyard that is accessible only from the main facade.

      The central entrance is decorated with pilasters and original floral and military ornaments. Above the gate there is an emblem of Grodno, which depicts a deer with a golden cross, jumping over a silver ladder. In the inner chambers of the palace there is a museum of religious history.

      Water Towers

      vodonaporni basni

      Kasya and Basya are two water towers that have decorated Grodno since the beginning of the last century. The octagonal four-tiered structures are built in the Neo-Renaissance style. The walls of red brick, lined with pink and white plaster, are decorated with arched windows, balconies, tracery moldings, figured platbands.

      The height of each tower is 22 meters. There are tanks and pipes for water supply inside. But most surprisingly, there is also an art workshop.

      Temples and monasteries

      Bernardine Monastery

      monastir bernardicev

      Built in the 16th century on the site of an old wooden church, the catholic monastery comprises a church, a large courtyard, small monk houses and outbuildings. The architectural complex harmoniously combines Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic features.

      The interior is decorated with marble sculptures, murals, stained-glass windows, large arched windows. The monastery is active – it is the site of the Higher Theological Seminary.

      Lower Church

      nignia cerkov

      The oldest Orthodox church in Grodno that was destroyed by a lightning strike about 1,000 years ago was accidentally found during excavations. The church is a prime example of ancient Romanesque architecture and is a one-domed, six-domed, three-nave church.

      Now the place of excavation works is covered with a pavilion and is located in the management of the Historical and Archaeological Museum. Visitors can see fragments of polished boulder walls, parts of a large bell, an ancient altar and even gilded decorations.

      Franciscan Monastery

      monastir franciskancev

      The 17th century Catholic baroque monastery on the banks of the Neman River has a turbulent history. Built at the behest of the Uppite headman, it suffered several times severely from wars and fires, but was always rebuilt with donations from local residents.

      In 1853, the complex was closed and used as a prison. Now the Franciscan monastery has been restored and reopened. Pilgrims regularly come to the monastery to touch the miraculous icon of the Mother of God of the Angel, to admire the frescoes and sculptures on religious themes.

      Boris and Gleb Church

      borisoglebska cerkov

      The Orthodox temple of Old Russia is a wonderfully preserved monument of the Black Russian architecture. Scientists suppose that it was erected at the direction of Princes Gleb and Boris Vsevolodkovich. The three-apsed, six-winged cross-domed church is made of square burnt brick.

      The façade is decorated with polished granite stones of different colors and ceramic tiles. There are voices mounted in the walls, which improve acoustics, and the floor is paved with majolica. Divine services are regularly held in the Church of St. Boris and Gleb.

      Convent of the Nativity of the Theotokos

      bogorodichski monastir

      The Orthodox convent for women is first mentioned in the annals of 1506. It is believed that the monastery was founded by Prince Mikhail Glinsky. It occupied an advanced place in the spiritual life of the city. For many years there was a shelter for orphans and daughters of poor officials.

      During the First World War the church fell into decay, all the values were evacuated to Moscow. In 1992 the revival of the nunnery began. The architectural ensemble was restored and the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Vladimir was returned.

      Lutheran Church

      luteranska cerkov

      The only Protestant church in the country is located in Grodno. The beautiful building in neo-Gothic style was built in 1843.

      The facade, made in the form of a high pointed tower-belfry, is decorated with a pointed portal, rose window, arches and stucco. Under the Soviet Union, the Lutheran Church was closed and the building was used as the city archives. Services were resumed only in 1993.

      Pokrovsky Cathedral

      pokrovski sobor

      Cathedral in honor of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin was built in Grodno in 1905. The three-nave basilica in the traditional Russian style attracts attention with magnificent decoration: half-circular windows, corbel arches, arched apertures, original ornaments.

      The interior walls are decorated with Old Russian lettering and gilding. Tourists and believers can see here carved iconostasis, painted altar, image of “Our Lady of Kazan”, the relics of saints.

      Museums

      House Museum of Eliza Orzeszko

      dom musei oshechko

      In a village near Grodno the famous writer Eliza Ozheshko was born in 1841. Her second husband built for her a beautiful house, where she lived for many years.

      After the death of the owner, the building was left to the city’s society for the care of children. Today it has a reading room and museum. Tourists are shown the library, study, personal belongings of Eliza Ozheshko, and told a fascinating biography of the writer.

      Pharmacy Museum

      apteka musei

      The pharmacy opened in the early 17th century on the territory of the Jesuit monastery is one of the oldest in Belarus. It is equipped with a museum that tells about the methods of treatment that existed several hundred years ago. Visitors can explore the interior, utensils, and pharmacy equipment.

      The exposition is located in three halls:

      • The first displays items and documents concerning the establishment of the pharmacy;
      • In the second – medicines made according to ancient recipes;
      • In the third – the plants used to prepare potions.

      Historical and Archaeological Museum

      arheology musei

      Historical and Archaeological Museum contains a huge number of exhibits that show what life was like in Grodno from antiquity to the present day. The exhibitions are located in different buildings in the city.

      The collection includes items of Old Russian art, icons, wooden figurines, medieval weapons, coins, church utensils, kitchen utensils, street maps and photographs. Archeological finds: bones of mammoth and woolly rhinoceros, weapons of ancient people, artifacts of the Bronze Age are stored separately.

      Museum of the iron

      musei utuga

      The first museum of iron in Belarus has been opened in the historic center of Grodno. It has an interesting interactive exposition. There are thousands of exhibits that you can study and touch with your hands.

      The collection includes antique heavy irons, Soviet and modern household appliances. The exhibition shows how technological progress has affected familiar things and changed human life.

      Museum of the History of Religion

      musei religii

      The Museum of Religion first opened its doors in 1977. During the Soviet period it was in the monastery of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and in 1994 it was moved to the baroque Hreptovich Palace.

      The museum exhibits cover the history of different religions existing in Belarus. Outstanding works of art, rare icons, old printed books and religious objects are available for study. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the palace has temporary exhibitions that tell about religious holidays.

      Museum of Teratology

      teratologicheski musei

      The museum, which belongs to the Department of Anatomy of the Medical University, quickly gained popularity. The exhibits have been collected for nearly 100 years, but weren’t introduced to the general public until early 2013.

      The collection includes organs of a healthy person, the liver of an alcoholic, the lungs of a smoker, two-headed babies, Siamese twins, and embryos with developmental abnormalities. The museum guides have medical education and explain the reasons for the anomalies from a scientific point of view.

      Nature and Entertainment

      Jelibert Park.

      gilibera park

      The city park was founded in 1775 by the French physician Jean Jelibert as a teaching aid for the medical academy. Plants used to create medicines were grown there.

      Gradually the park lost its original meaning and became a favorite place for citizens to relax. Today there are 800 species of trees and shrubs. Benches, arbors, artificial waterfalls and playgrounds are installed in the green area. At the entrance is a statue of the founder of the park.

      Aquapark

      aquapark

      A small water park in Grodno will provide an unforgettable experience for adults and children. There are several pools with slides of different difficulty levels, whirlpool jets, water cascade, and an artificial river.

      There is a recreation complex on the territory of the water park. There is a fitness center, Finnish sauna, sauna, massage room, solarium and swimming school.

      Zoo

      zoo

      Grodno has opened the largest zoo in Belarus. It is home to over 300 species of animals from different countries. There are lions, tigers, bears and wolves in spacious enclosures. There are reptiles in the terrariums, and the park ungulates stroll on the fenced lawns.

      The zoo staff tells about the habits and lives of the animals in an interesting way. There is a contact menagerie with pets for kids.

      Pyshki Forest Park

      pishki

      In the northern part of Grodno on the bank of the Neman the forest park Pyshki spreads out, planted with powerful pines and firs. Among the trees are two bodies of water, suitable for beach recreation. People come here to walk along the “Health” trail, get some fresh air, have a picnic, do sports.

      Not so long ago near the river, archaeologists found the site of ancient man. Fragments of one of the forts of Grodno fortress were found not far from it.

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