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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.HistoryRuzhany 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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  • Sapieha Palace he same Ruzhany Palace, now restored. So far, only the gate and just wings. The main Castle is a ruin, was destroyed during the wars. Very atmospheric. Local guys offer guided tours, offer pretty compulsively.
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  • Came during rest in sanatoriums. With a guide have restored part of the Castle, in General a good idea, well done, that trying to recover.
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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 c...  more »
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  • Very nice place, amazing view and tells how this place must had a glorious past. It must be re renovated and restored. It's a heritage well deserved.
  • Beautiful worth to see.
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  • Sapieha Palace he same Ruzhany Palace, now restored. So far, only the gate and just wings. The main Castle is a ruin, was destroyed during the wars. Very atmospheric. Local guys offer guided tours, offer pretty compulsively.
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  • Тут знаходзіўся адзін з лепшых тэатраў Еўропы, які працаваў з 1765-га па 1791 год. У ім было каля сотні артыстаў і музыкаў. Таксама ў палацы была карцінная галерэя і самая буйная бібліятэка ВКЛ. Тут жа захоўвалася і дзяржаўная казна. Архітэктар: Ёган Самуэль Бекер.