Ruzhany Palace, Ruzhany

Ruzhany Palace is a ruined palace compound in Ruzhany village, Pruzhany Raion, Brest Voblast, Western Belarus. Between the 16th and 19th centuries Ruzhany, then called Różany, was the main seat of the senior line of the Sapieha noble family, known as the ''''. The castle is currently under systematic reconstruction, with the palace ornate gate and entry building being already restored.
Ruzhany began its life in the late 16th century as the site of Lew Sapieha's castle, the palace being completed in 1602. The Sapieha residence was destroyed in the course of the internecine strife in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania when it was attacked by Michał Serwacy Wiśniowiecki's forces in 1700.
Ruzhany Palace was rebuilt as a grand Neoclassical residence in the 1770s by Aleksander Michał Sapieha, employing the services of the architect Jan Samuel Becker of Saxony, who set the palace in an English park landscape. Aside from the palace, there was a theatre (1784–88), an orangery and several other outbuildings. Becker also designed the local church (rebuilt in the 1850s).
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  • The Ruzhanskiy Castle has been on restoration since 2008. The central gate has already been restored. There is a museum in the side wing.
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  • For Russians the history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Rzeczpospolita-white spots. The more interesting it is to touch and see how rich in personality and events she was. The castle and the museum were visited with daughters as part of their stay in the sanatorium "Ruzhanskiy", about the estate of Sapags before and did not know anything. Now guided tours in the renovated lodge. The castle itself is still in ruins. In the lodge there are several expositions, things are not rich, mostly objects of this or that epoch, replicas of weapons. Only a couple of candlesticks are in the museum from Sapags ' estate. But in such a scenario, we are very pleased that we were in this amazing place. Recommend!
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  • Beautiful place
  • Ruin of a 16th century Palace. A good place to think about the transience of life. A moving experience
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