In ancient times a well-known trade route «from the Varangians to the Greeks» passed through that territory. That’s why the region became a common point for Belarusian and Russian peoples and it resulted in the union of the two nations and cultures.

There are 648 water reservoirs, 3 large rivers: the Dnieper, Sozh, Berezina and 6 medium-width rivers: the Svisloch, Ptich, Drut, Oster, Besed and Iput on the territory of Mogilev region. About 36,2% of the territory of the region is covered with forests.

Wealth of culture and history of Mogilev land are reflected in numerous archeological monuments, authentic architectural heritage, monumental art, applied and decorative art.
There are 25 museums, 3 professional theatres, Philharmonia in Mogilev region. Several international music and theatre festivals are held annually in the region:

  • Republican festival «Kupalle» – «Alexandria gathers friends»
  • International music and sports festival «Big bard-fishing» in Bykhov district
  • Festival of medieval culture «Knights’ feast» in Mstislavl
  • International festival of children’s creativity «Golden Bee» in Klimovichi
  • Festival of popular arts «Wreath of Friendship» in Bobruisk
  • International music festival «Golden Hit Song» in Mogilev and others.

The administrative center of Mogilev region is the city of Mogilev. It is steeped in history. In 1938 Mogilev was expected to become the capital of Belarus, but, unfortunately, it didn’t receive that title. There are a lot of memorials on the territory of the city:

  • Sovetskaya square
  • Town Hall
  • Memorial complex «Buinichi field»
  • Square of Stars
  • Park «Podnikolye»
  • St. Stanislav’s Catholic church
  • St. Nikolai’s Convent
  • Glory Square
  • Three Saints’ Cathedral
  • Museum of Mogilev ethnography and history

Mogilev theatres are worth visiting as well: The Drama Theatre, The Puppet Theatre.

Mogilev region is an outstanding cultural region of the country. A great number of cultural sites and monuments of arts are well-preserved on its territory:

  • Bykhov Castle (a palace and castle complex of the beginning of the 17th century; stands on the bank of the river Dnieper in the town of Bykhov)
  • Count Potemkin’s Palace in Krichev (built at the end of the 18th century)
  • Jesuit Catholic Church together with the monastery in Mstislavl (built at the beginning of the 17th century)
  • The Bulgak family’s Palace and garden complex in the village of Zhilichi, Kirovsk district (built in the 18th century)
  • Bobruisk Fortress (19th century)
  • Town Hall of the 18th century in Shklov
  • Maslennikov’s Art Museum
  • Archbishop Konnisky’s Palace and others.

Bobruisk is the second largest city in Mogilev region. It is a historical and cultural center. There are a lot of places of interest in Bobruisk:

  • Bobruisk Fortress
  • Museum of Local Lore
  • The building of the central library
  • Pedestrian street «Sotsialisticheskaya»
  • Catholic church of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary
  • St. Nikolai the Wonderworker’s Cathedral
  • St. George’s Church

In Mogilev region, not far from “Buinichi field”, there is a large Zoological garden, where you can meet various species of animals. In the neighbourhood of the Zoo, there is a Belarusian ethnographical village of the 19th century, where the guests can visit craftsmen’s shops and buy souvenirs.

To stay healthy and fit, tourists can visit one of the following health care centers: «Sosny», «Shinnik», «Energetik», «Dubrovenka», «Chaika» and others.