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Polotsk National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve

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Polotsk National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve

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Nizhne-Pokrovskaya St., 22, Polotsk Belarus
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Sightseeing tour to Polotsk
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Sightseeing tour to Polotsk

Polotsk was founded in 862 and not only is it the oldest town in the country, it is one of the oldest in the whole Slavic region, making it a popular tourist attraction in Belarus. The town is located 250km north of Minsk in the Vitebsk region of Belarus.<br><br>In its eventful history the town has endured Viking incursions from the north, fought against crusaders and had been occupied numerous times.<br><br>Euphrosyne of PolotskPolotsk became the centre of Christianity during the first Russian state of Rus. The town was a birthplace for the first Belarusian canonized woman Euphrosyne of Polotsk.<br><br>In the 10-13th centuries Polotsk was the centre of the powerful Polotsk Duchy.<br><br>In 1307 the town became part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and became self-governing in 1498.
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ruslank88 wrote a review Jul 2017
Edinburgh, United Kingdom29 contributions6 helpful votes
Interesting to visit and there is information available in English. The Cathedral is of great historical importance to Belorussians and has a long rich history. The location is stunning and has the backdrop of the river Dvina for some lovely photos if the weather allows it. There is a shop that sells English book on Polotsk which fyi is the oldest city in Belarus.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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