Nesvizh Things to Do
Towh Hall building and square
Nesvizh town hall was built at the end of the 16th - beginning of the 17th century. Now the town hall square is surrounded by modern buildings, like city municipality and some other soviet structures.
For me Nesvizh town hall building looks like Kaunas (Lithuania) town hall, but smaller and not so graceful.
At the 16th century Nesvizh had some gates and towers around. One of gate left till these days - it is Sluck gate. This object is baroque style and stands not so far from city town hall.
I think that this structure is for making city beautiful, but not for defensive purposes.
Corpus Christi Church
It is very popular church in Belarus due to its significance to architecture and culture. This church is special for a few reasons:
1) It is the first Jesuit church after II Gesu church in Rome.
2) It is fist domed basilica with the facade of baroque style.
3) Church is the first piece of art of baroque style in Eastern Europe
Corpus Christi church got foundation from Radziwilli family and was designed and created by the Italian architect Gian Maria Bernardoni from 1541 to 1605. It is a place, there most of Radziwili family members were buried.
Nesvizh Warnings and Dangers
Smell of toilet
Near the castle of Nesvizh we found building from bricks – public toilets. It looked quite soviet. There are holes instead of closets and the smell, overwhelming everything. It is better to breathe much fresh air before or to go to restaurants’ toilets.
Nesvizh Off The Beaten Path
Amazing Mir castle
Mir castle is another UNESCO World Heritage site in Belarus. Mir castle famous because of mix of different architecture styles - gothic, renaissance, baroque. Mir small city has more significant places, as 17th September square, Catholic and Orthodox churches, former Yeshiva (Jewish school). City played big role in country life.
UNESCO site and place of Radziwili...
Favorite thing: Belarus has two UNESCO architectural and historical objects - it is Mir and Nesvizh. The ways, why Nesvizh was inscribed into list, are:
First of all, Radziwilli family buildings complex represented that time the most modern style of architecture - baroque - to Eastern Europe. Buildings represent the mix of Western and Eastern European styles.
Secondly, Corpus Christi Church is an example of new type of basilica structure for that period in Europe. Moreover, Radziwilli family was very significant for Lithuanian Grand Duchy and Kingdom of Poland, always taking new ideas to this part of Europe.