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Five reasons to come to Gomel

The city above Sozh is the annalistic capital of the legendary ancient Slavic tribe of Radimich

In prehistoric times, the sea was bustling in Gomel's place. Centuries later, impassable forests towered, where in abundance...

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The Museum of Military Glory

Gomel Regional Museum of Military Glory was opened in 2004 on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from the Nazi invaders and is a 10-minute walk from our hotel.

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Gomel's historical sites

Briefly, what's worth looking at in Gomel

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Palace and park ensemble


Among the city's museums, the first is the Gomel Palace and Park Ensemble, one of the oldest in the republic, unique in its kind.
Gomel Park is 200 years old. According to scientists, this is the most successful example of park construction in Belarus. The park is located on the steep bank of the Sozh River on an area of 25 hectares. Among the maple, ash and chestnut one can find here Weymouth pine, pyramidal oak and Manchurian nut.
The park was formed in the middle of the XIX century. Various species of trees and shrubs, including exotic ones, were imported from different regions of Russia, from abroad. Romantic corners of the park were formed. The riverbed of Gomeyuk is transformed into a Lebyazhiy pond, lawns with flower beds, grottoes, pergolas, fountains are arranged, sculptures are installed in the park alleys.
The Gomel palace and park ensemble is considered to be one of the best not only in Belarus, but also in the post-Soviet space. The ensemble includes the Rumyantsevs' and Paskevichs' Palace, the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Church of St. John the Baptist, the Chapel of Paskevichs' Princes, the monument to Count N.P. Rumyantsev-Zadunaisky, and the three-tier tower.


Palace of the Rumyantsevs and Paskevichs


The pearl of the palace and park ensemble is the palace of the Rumyantsevs and Paskeviches, a magnificent monument of architecture of the Russian classicism of the XVIII-XIX centuries (arch. K.I. Blank, Y.N. Alekseev, I.P. Dyachkov, A. Izkovsky, A. Golonsky, J. Clark, Yu.M. Felten, etc.). Construction of the palace began in 1777 by the outstanding commander of Russia, Field Marshal P.A. Rumyantsev-Zadunaisky. Count N.P. Rumyantsev, Chancellor of Russia, and Field Marshal I.F. Paskevich made a significant contribution to the formation of the palace. The best masters from Italy, Poland and Russia took part in decoration of the palace interiors.
The architectural and park ensemble was completed in the first half of the 19th century.
The Gomel Palace was visited by representatives of the royal family, including Emperors Nicholas I, as well as Alexander II and his wife, Nicholas II.
On November 7, 1919, the Gomel Art and History Museum was opened in the palace building.
At present, on the basis of the palace and park complex and the Gomel Regional Museum of Local Lore, a state historical and cultural institution "Gomel Palace and Park Ensemble" has been established. The central part of the palace and tower recreates the atmosphere of the former palace decoration. The central hall of the palace, framed by columns, with niches and mezzanines, gazebo and dome completion, is magnificent.
The Rumyantsevs and Paskevich Palace is one of the best museum complexes in the Republic of Belarus, which organically combines historical expositions and magnificent palace interiors.
Petropavlovsk Cathedral is one of the largest cult buildings in Belarus. It was built in 1809-1819 by architect J. Clark in the style of classicism. The majestic cross-dome architecture of the temple impresses even two centuries later.
Inside the temple, in the left part of the transept, is the tomb of Count Rumyantsev, on which is installed a copy of the sculpture "Goddess of Peace" by the Italian master A. Kanova.
On the walls there are icons, including a copy of the painting by the Italian artist A. Correggio. In 1935-1941 the cathedral housed the Historical Museum, in 1960-1988. - Planetarium. In 1989 the cathedral was given to the church. Nowadays it is the main orthodox temple of Gomel.


"Hunting lodge."


  The mansion, the so-called "hunting lodge", was built in 1818-1820 in the Empire style, designed by architect I. Dyachkov as a house for the summer residence of Count Nikolai Petrovich Rumyantsev. From the 1830s to 1919 the mansion belonged to the family of Krushevskys and Lisovskys. The last owner of the mansion was Irena Golynskaya (from Lisovskikh). Later on various state institutions and organizations were located here. From 1997 to 2009, the mansion housed the expositions of the Gomel Regional Museum of Local Lore (now the museum of the Gomel Palace and Park Ensemble). Since 2009, the Museum of the History of the City of Gomel has been located here.


The Tomb Chapel of the Princes of Paskevich


Located in the northern part of the park. It was built in 1889 according to the project of the academician of architecture N. Chervinsky. It is an example of the so-called neo-Russian style in architecture with its characteristic features. The main attraction of the building is its decorative decoration.
Colorful majolica tiles with floral ornaments give the facades a remarkable colorful appearance. Ceramics is made by local craftsmen.
The burial vault in the form of a long tunnel with a cylindrical vault is underground. Eight members of the Paskevichi family are buried here, including General Field Marshal I.F. Paskevich and his wife E.A. Paskevich (born Griboyedova).