Ruzhany Palace, Ruzhany

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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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  • There is nothing much to see, unfortunately. Renovated from outside and ruins after you enter. A museum is small. There was a wedding ceremony when we visited it, so for that purpose it is not a bad.....  more »
  • Beautiful place to be. Basically just ruins, but really magic place, has its energy. Some kids running around & suggesting to tell history for some money. Cute :)  more »
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  • Amazing place! Very rustic and so much of it is original. I feel like I am transported back to early times. I love this palace. When I was a young boy, we drove by this palace and stopped by every time to walk and see it. This year I saw it for the first time in 15 years. It’s still just as beautiful. No need for restoration, leave it as is, it’s amazing.
  • Ruin of a 16th century Palace. A good place to think about the transience of life. A moving experience
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