We will tell you what to visit in Pinsk to understand and feel the atmosphere of the city.
It is considered the main street of the city. And it is not surprising: it is also the oldest in the city, so it is rich in various monuments. These include the Butrimowicz’s Palace or, as it is also called, the “Pinsk Moor”. The artist Napoleon Orda worked there, so the palace used to be a repository of his artistic heritage. The Butrimowiczes and the Skirmunts used to own the castle; the novelist Jozef Kraszewski often visited it; long story short, this palace has seen a lot. Now it has been restored, and there is a marriage registry and a small museum of the palace’s history.
Tourists will also see the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on Lenin Street. Its distinctive feature is unique religious relics: the oldest organ in Belarus, created in the 1830s, and the “Pinsk Madonna” icon, sketched from an ordinary Pinsk woman.
It is also worth mentioning that Lenin Street is a pedestrian street. Therefore, it will be interesting for tourists to walk here and look at other historical buildings, because almost each of them on this street has historical and cultural value.
They say that this sight has miraculously survived to this day because the Soviet authorities preserved it, although some other religious buildings were destroyed. The peculiarity of the temple is that two branches of Christianity were interwoven in it, as the college was later transferred to the orthodox monastery.
The college building has been partially preserved: the original facade and two monastery wings have been saved. Now there is the Museum of the Belarusian Polesie in this building. The museum’s pride is the painting “Sea” by Aivazovsky, which everyone comes to see now if they wish, although previously it needed reconstruction and was not exhibited for viewing. Tourists will also look at the traditional tools and household items of the Poleshuks in the museum.
Originally the church was wooden, but a century later it was rebuilt in stone at the expense of Mikhal Oginsky. The church is an example of Baroque church architecture. In the sixties the church was closed, and now it has no religious functions: after restoration a concert hall of chamber music was opened there.
It is worth mentioning that the interior decoration of the church has been preserved as it looked at the end of the XVIII century — definitely a good reason to take a look inside the building.
During a walk around Pinsk it is impossible to ignore the embankment of the Pina River, because it is the favorite place for walks of citizens, as well as just an atmospheric and beautiful place which will be pleasant to walk along.
The embankment itself is roughly divided into two parts: the new part, which was opened in 2008 (length of about 300 meters), and the old one, which was built in the postwar period. When walking along the embankment, a tourist will go from the central part of the city to the city park and to its eastern edge, at the same time having closely examined the landscaped area near the Pina River.
Small towns of Belarus often keep a lot of stories that will be interesting for every traveler to hear. So keep traveling around our country, because Pinsk is appealing, but it is not the only city worth visiting.