Berestovitsa District for tourists

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Area: 743 km2
Population: 15950
www.berestovitsa.grodno-region.by

Berestovitsa District keeps a lot of monuments of cultural and historical heritage which are admired by tourists. It is a land of churches (mainly Roman Catholic) -practically every village here has a church of its own.

In the center of Bolshaya Berestovitsa there is the Church of the Visitation of Virgin Maria (1615, the construction was sponsored by Jeronim Khodkevich). The church has much in common with the Church of St Peter and Paul in Krakow, because it was designed by the same architect. At some period of its history the church hosted a religious school and a hospital. Currently local residents look forward to restore it.

Other attractions of Bolshaya Berestovitsa include the Assumption Church (1741), the Holy Transformation Cathedral (1912, neo-gothic style). In addition, there is a former motel (10, Krasnoarmeyskaya St.), which was built in the first half of the 19th century.

In 2012 there opened a museum of the squirrel, which is the symbol of Bolshaya Berestovitsa. The museum tells the 500-year-long story of the town, its famous residents, unique archeological and historical findings. Two rooms of the museum are fully dedicated to the squirrel.

Useful information

Bolshaya Berestovitsa bus station
Address: Berestovitsa, 3, Sovetski Lane, 3, tel.:801511 2-13-36
Berestovitsa railway station
Address: Pogranichny, Sovetskaya St, 2a, tel.: 8015113-42-78
Belagroprombank exchange offices
Berestovitsa, 4, Sovetskaya St.; Minchiki village.
Belarusbank exchange offices
Olekshitsy, 2, Tsentralnaya St,;
Pogranichny, 48, Komarov St.,
M.Berestovitsa, 2, Tsitaishvili St.:
B.Eysmonty, 24, Yubileynaya St.;
24; Makarovtsy, 5. Lesnaya St.;
Parkhimovtsy, 72, Tsentralnaya
St.; B.Berestovitsa, 4, ChkalovSt.;
B.Berestovitsa, 35/1, Lenin St.;
“Berestovitsa”.

Tourist infrastructure

Klovsi Hotel, 50 beds (cafe, parking lot, service station, sauna).
Address: Pogranichny, 9, Sovetskaya St., Tel (801511) 34-6-72,
U Vikinga Cafe-Bar 42 seats
Address: Olekshitsy. Tsentralnaya St., tel.: (801511)2-80-30.2-80-31.
Kolos Restaurant 120 seats
Address: Berestovitsa. 2a. Dzerzhinski St., tel.: (801511)2-11-86.
Zhuravinka Bar 36 seats.
Address: Pogranichny, 23, Komarov St., tel. (801511) 7-05-92.
Voyage mini cafe 35 seats.

Sightseeing and entertainment:

Squirrel Museum in Bolshaya Berestovitsa
Address: B.Berestovitsa, 17. Sovetskaya St., tel.: (801511)2-28-27.

Active leisure facilities

Gym
(+ billiards, table tennis, aerohockey). Address: B.Berestovitsa, 9, Lenin St., tel. (801511)2-12-61.
Sporting equipment for rent
Address: B.Berestovitsa, 9, Lenin St., tel. (801511)2-12-61

Main tourist routes

– Roan from Church to Church, bus and walk route (45 km)

Events

– “The Nightingales of Massolyany”, an open poetry festival (biannually in May!
– Eysmont Fest, a festival of the Polish culture (annually in June)
– “Berestovitsa Invites Friends”, a festival of radio-controlled models, Ivashkovtsy village (annually in August)

Farmsteads

«Tikhiye prudy»
Lodichi, tel. (8029) 6622348, (8029) 3422348
«Ptrtsy»,
Yermolichi, tel. (801511) 46584, (8029) 7887017, (8029) 7887021.

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