|UNESCO #1196 - Park of Nesvizh Castle, Misnk - BELARUS|
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Nesvizh - BELARUS - UNESCO #1196
Back in June I've got a postcard with the Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh, located in central Belarus and classified by UNESCO; today I received from Anastasiya a wonderful autumn photo of the little mermaid bronze statue, one of the six sculptures that are scattered in the Old Park at Nesvizh. Thank you very much Nastia for this great card and your nice words. This postcard took 10 days to arrive!
The Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh is located in central Belarus. The Radziwill dynasty, who built and kept the ensemble from the 16th century until 1939, gave birth to some of the most important personalities in European history and culture. Due to their efforts, the town of Nesvizh came to exercise great influence in the sciences, arts, crafts and architecture. The complex consists of the residential castle and the mausoleum Church of Corpus Christi with their setting. The castle has ten interconnected buildings, which developed as an architectural whole around a six-sided courtyard. The palaces and church became important prototypes marking the development of architecture throughout Central Europe and Russia.