Mogilev (Mahilyow). In Pursuit Of The Stars And History.

Address: Mogilev, Belarus
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The city is mentioned in historical sources since 1267. From the 14th century it was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and, since the Union of Lublin (1569), part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, where it became known as Mohylew. In 16th-17th century the city flourished as one of the main nodes of the east-west and north-south trading routes. Since Belarus gained its independence in 1991 Mogilev has remained one of its principal cities.

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The Railway Station – the arrival point to many travelers of the early 20 century. In 1916 a special track was built there to accommodate the train of the tsar’s headquarters. Today the station area mostly features post-war architecture.

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The best part of the town is penetrated by pedestrian Leninskaya Street. This is the most valuable architectural part of Mogilev featuring the twin building of the Government House in Minsk, architectural monuments of 17-19 century. One of the oldest buildings in town, the synagogue of Tsukerman is one of the highlights. Russian Orthodox monasteries a stone’s throw away are an admirable highlight while Star Square is something quite unique for Belarus.

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Mogilev district of Mogilev region of Belarus keeps on its territory important architectural sights and attractions. Most of the sites and monuments of Mogilev district is located in the city of Mogilev. Firstly, in Mogilev survived so many churches and temples, as well as the catholic church made in an unusual style for Belarus, secondly preserved many historical buildings belonging to the usual urban development, in particular - the town hall, well and thirdly, the most important thing in the city of Mogilev survived Nicholas Monastery. This monastery is surrounded by a small stone wall and a bit like a castle or an ancient settlement. The monastery was built in the mid 17th century and still operates. Architectural monuments and sights rest of the Mogilev region are mainly represented by temples, churches, mansions and memorials.

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Sights in Mogilev:

  • Mogilev City Hall. A city hall is a symbol of self-government, maturity, freedom, confirmation of the importance of the city. It is the architectural relic of the XVII-th century.

  • Star Square. In the the middle of it there is the sculpture to an Astrologer. There is also one of the biggest and the most original sundial. The Astrologer, pointing to the sky, is sitting in a high chair, ready to observe the sky through a telescope. Around Astrologer there are 12 seats by the number of signs of the zodiac.

  • Memorial Complex Buynichskoe Field. Near Buinichi in 1941 during the defense of Mogilev there were fierce battles of the Soviet army with German troops. The battle lasted 14 hours, Soviet soldiers burned 39 tanks, and also repulsed several attacks of the enemy.

  • Belarusian Heritage Village 19th century. There's a bunch of modern wooden houses used by various craftsmen and merchants to sell their wares. If you are looking for handmade souvenirs, that's a perfect place.

  • Nikolsky Women's Monastery. The construction of the monastery began in the XVII century, but it was ruined for many times in wars and the period of soviet atheism. In 1990-s during the works on the revival of the monastery there were found numerous human remains.

  • St. Stanislaus Church. It's hidden next to the theater, but it's very beautiful and one of the few catholic churches in Mogilev.

  • Mogilev Drama Theater. The theater is rich not only with its productions, but also with history - it is one of the oldest theaters in the Republic. Its beautiful building deserves special attention.

  • The zoo. The animals are not extensive and many are in large cages at the entrance but they are well cared for.

  • Residence of Archbishop Georgy Konissky. The Palace of Archbishop Georgy Konissky, a prominent Eastern Orthodox Church hierarchs, scholar and educator, Belarus’ saint, was erected by architect Johann Glaubitz in 1762-1785.

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Museums:

  • Museum of Ethnography. You'll learn more about belarusian culture, traditions and folklore (Pervomayskaya str., 8).

  • Mogilev Fine Arts Museum of Maslenikov. In 1994 Maslenikov donated 125 works of painting and theatrical and decorative art to the city of Mogilev. The gift became the foundation of the funds of the Mogilev Regional Art Museum named after him (Mironova str., 33).

  • History Museum of Mogilev. (Pervomayskaya str., 5/1). 

  • Vitold Belynitsky-Birulya Art Museum of Mogilev. The museum of outstanding Belarusian landscape painter whose works were admired by Ilya Repin features a big collection of the painter’s works. (1 Konissky’s Archiereisky Val).

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