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City architecture: the past and the present.

Dukhovskoy KruglikTourist Vitebsk hides many attractions. And sometimes you do not stop to wonder with this wealth: after all, each time walking around the city, you'll discover entirely new and amazing pages of the history of Vitebsk, which will tell eloquently than any textbook about the city, so close and so far.

The first thing that impresses is the architecture of Vitebsk. Original, unique, unrepeatable, it is permeated with love to creativity and unprecedented talent of craftsmen - whether it is a building that has come down to us through the prism of centuries or modern urban development.

Magnificent and luxurious palaces, where melodious strains of waltz sounded a century ago and the cavaliers turned the ladies in a whirlwind of dance, now comfortably settle in the picturesque places in tourist Vitebsk. As opposed to it Ц modern architecture, which gives a unique look to the culture of Vitebsk and at the same time serves as a frame of original of historical pearls of the city. And if you not find that classical restraint and rigor in it, but you will feel the architecture of Vitebsk breathing with the magnificence of forms and bathing mirror smile in sunshine.

The past and present were intertwined in this city in the indivisible whole. But life is rushing forward, picking up every passing day, citizens and guests of the city in its quick streams and weaving them in its invisible threads into the history of the Vitebsk.

What to see in Vitebsk Ц will tell city portal VitebskCity.by. The pages of the site gave place to modesty and grandeur, magnificent old palaces and restrained classic. And all together Ц it is the city, it is a wonderful world of sights of Vitebsk, where every building is woven into the canvas with an invisible brush of a talented artist.

Article's author: Evgenia Sabitskaya
Published: 2012-09-05
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The Building of the Former Land-Peasant Bank Ц harmony of past and present.
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The Building of the Former Land-Peasant Bank Ц harmony of past and present.

The building of the Veterinary Academy (the Former Land-Peasant Bank) is one of the most interesting architectural constructions in Vitebsk. Built in 1917 by architect Tarasov, it perfectly combines the classic and modern styles. Such similar trend in architecture is called retrospectivism, that is the harmony of past and present. For the early 20th century it was fairly common architectural style.

Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-09-10
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Shopping Mall "Marko-City": pyramids of life.
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Shopping Mall "Marko-City": pyramids of life.

Shopping Mall "Marco City" has recently appeared on the map of Vitebsk, but has already become an integral part of the city. Eight levels glass composition, dressed in a metal lace, is like a wonderful mirror, where the rich and diverse city is reflected along with its residents and guests at a glance, giving a feeling of serenity and purity.

Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-09-06
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Summer Amphitheatre: art in art.
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Summer Amphitheatre: art in art.

This attraction of Vitebsk is recognizable not only in Belarus but also far beyond its borders. In fact the Summer Amphitheatre hosts festivals and competitions of international importance, which is closely monitored both in the CIS and in Europe. So even if you visit the city for the first time, you will not have to wonder what to see in Vitebsk.

Article's author: Evgenia Sabitskaya
Published: 2012-09-05
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Yakub Kolas Theatre Ц 85 year of history.
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Yakub Kolas Theatre Ц 85 year of history.

Yakub Kolas Drama Theatre in Vitebsk is one of the best theatres in Belarus, which can impress with not only a great repertoire and a fine cast, but also interesting architectural layout and advantageous location. Built on the territory of the Upper Castle (where, actually, the city began to be developed), it is part of the historic city center, which offers beautiful views of the Western Dvina and many sights of Vitebsk.

Article's author: Svetlana Visotskaya
Published: 2012-08-15
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City Hall: a firm symbol of freedom and prosperity.
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City Hall: a firm symbol of freedom and prosperity.

Every city has its own symbol of freedom. In Vitebsk Ц it is City Hall. Being a cultural monument of Vitebsk, late XVI century, the building has survived until our times, and despite a great number of twists, turns, prepared by the history, now the City Hall is undeniable and the most important landmark in Vitebsk.

Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-09-05
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The Building of the First Power Station: the beginning started.
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Article's author: Svetlana Nesterovich
Published: 2012-09-04
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"Dukhovskoy Kruglik" Ц a guest from the past.
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"Dukhovskoy Kruglik" Ц a guest from the past.

Walking through the center of Vitebsk, we cannot catch our look of the building of exhibition hall "Dukhovskoy Kruglik". Near modern Summer Amphitheatre, it looks like a guest from the past, although it has successfully disguising as modern. That wind has brought it here?

Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-09-08
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Ice Palace: the fantastic mirror world of Vitebsk.
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Ice Palace: the fantastic mirror world of Vitebsk.

The Ice Palace has been a worthy and rich decoration of modern Vitebsk for many years. Continently solemn, luxurious, as if it became a symbol of growing and prosperous city. And if examine it closely, you can see that the mirror design of the palace, in full view, reflects Vitebsk in all its beauty.

Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-09-06
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Vitebsk Medical University: through the thorns to the stars.
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Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-09-08
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Central Sports Complex "Vitebsky": elegant addition to the stylish city.
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Article's author: Anastasia Cherkas
Published: 2012-09-05
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Music for soul in Vitebsk Philharmonic Hall.
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Music for soul in Vitebsk Philharmonic Hall.

Driving through Lenin Square, one of the central squares of the city of Vitebsk, you unwittingly keep your eye on the building of Vitebsk Region Philharmonic Hall. Majestic columns, a fronton, and light colour of the building makes this structure more like an ancient temple, high and noble. If you are interested in not only the culture of our city, but also the architecture of Vitebsk, I advise you to certainly pay attention to this Vitebsk sight.

Article's author: Anastasia Cherkas
Published: 2012-09-05
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Vitebsk Railway Station Ц the doors to tourist Vitebsk.
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Vitebsk Railway Station Ц the doors to tourist Vitebsk.

In any city you visit, including Vitebsk, the railway station building will be the first to "meet" you on the platform and will open its doors in the old town. And it doesn`t matter: whether it is on a sunny nice day or at night when the station building is brightly lit with coloured lights, for Vitebsk railway station you will always be the most beloved and welcome guest!

Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-09-05
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Imperial figure of the Governor
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Imperial figure of the Governor's Palace.

Having gone through the centuries, even today the Governor's Palace is worthy ornament of Vitebsk. The building differs by its particular delicacy, magnificent shapes and subtle harmony that even Napoleon himself could not ignore the obvious beauty. And in back 1812 His Imperial Majesty celebrated his birthday here.

Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-09-19
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Salt Warehouses: spiritual treasure of Vitebsk.
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Salt Warehouses: spiritual treasure of Vitebsk.

Salt Warehouses are an unusual and somewhat symbolic corner of Vitebsk. The architectural monument of the XVIII century has not lost its relevance even today. However, with one difference: more than two centuries ago the Salt Warehouses were built to store food reserves. And now here the spiritual treasury of Vitebsk is kept.

Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-09-05
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The Court in Castle Hill.
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The Court in Castle Hill.

The building of the former district court is rigorous and elegant decoration of the left bank of the Vitba. Constructed in late classicism, the building has become an integral part of the history of Vitebsk, not only at the end of the XIX century, but during the Soviet era. And even now it enters its pages in the history of the modern city.

Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-09-05
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Palace of Children and Youth Creativity: wonderful is nearby.
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Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-09-08
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Building of the Region Executive Committee: an ordinary story of the extraordinary building.
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Article's author: Svetlana Vysotskaya
Published: 2012-09-08
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Cultural and Business Centre "Vitebsk": podium for the arts.
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Cultural and Business Centre "Vitebsk": podium for the arts.

Cultural and Business Centre "Vitebsk" has long been unofficially adopted by a gathering place for lovers of art and creativity, which, along with festivals holds both exhibits of contemporary art and industrial exhibitions. And this is all because here built the largest indoor stage in Vitebsk perfectly complemented by the original interior and unusual architecture of the building.