We will tell you what interesting sights you should pay attention to when planning a trip to the Lida district.
The first stop is, of course, the city of Lida. The first association related to the city that springs to mind immediately is the Lida Castle. You can come here as a tourist or try on the role of a knight or an archer: tourists fight with swords and shoot from bows in the castle and plunge into the atmosphere of the Middle Ages.
There is the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, built in the Vilna Baroque style, in the very center of Lida, next to the castle. It is also called "the Cathedral Church", i.e. the main church of the city. What makes this church unique is that it was built in 1765, survived two world wars, and stood the test of time. We advise you to look at the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross from the inside: it is decorated with ornamental modeling, sculptures in the Rococo style, and fresco paintings on the walls.
When traveling, it is important to take memorable pictures. And there are a few sculptures you will definitely want to photograph in Lida: the Business Traveler and the Bath Attendant. In addition, the Bronze Coat of Arms of the City — a massive lion figure — as well as the monuments to Francysk Skaryna and Adam Mickiewicz are also popular among tourists.
After walking the district center, you should visit the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Vaviorka, a village near Lida. Unlike the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, this one belonged to different denominations: it was Catholic, Calvinist, and Orthodox. Once it was destroyed and rebuilt in 1841. The temple has an organ that has been installed since 1936.
If you continue your trip through the Lida district you should explore the village of Tarnova. There are two places of attraction for tourists: the Mansion and the Windmill. The Tarnova Mansion is an important architectural monument of the XIX century. But, unfortunately, only its exterior has been preserved. Now it is an apartment building, so the interior decorations of the Mansion have been completely lost.
The windmill in Tarnova, like the Mansion, dates to the XIX century. It was built of stone and bricks. The wooden part of the mill has burned down, but the building is in excellent condition.
The next destination is the Church of St. Michael the Archangel located in the village of Belahruda. Why should you visit another church? Because it has combined several styles: neo-Gothic, Romanesque, and Modern. The church is quite large, you can see it even from the neighboring villages. It is located not far from the Minsk-Grodno highway, so it is convenient for tourists to stop at the village on their way and to admire such a majestic building.
The traveler will find a Manor built in the style of late classicism in the village of Mazheikava. The Manor and the other estate buildings have been perfectly restored, but the historical interior design of the buildings has not been preserved. Today the Manor complex serves as administrative buildings. In addition, tourists can relax on the park benches. Some parts of the park have been preserved since the XIX century.
Finishing their journey, tourists can look at the ruins of the Radziwills' Manor Complex in the village of Zhyrmuny. This unique Manor Complex was built at the end of the XVIII century, but only some fragments of the side buildings and the entrance gate have been preserved up to this day. Nevertheless, the Complex remains an important sight of Belarus.
We have mentioned the places in the Lida region that attract travelers. Therefore, you can be sure that you will have a fascinating experience exploring the Lida distric!