"Oh, Paris! You are my second Vitebsk", - Mark Chagall once exclaimed. And not unreasonably, because during the Renaissance epoch Vitebsk was called "a small capital of the Renaissance", while the great capital of the Renaissance was Paris.
Throughout the sightseeing tour around Vitebsk you will get acquainted with the bright architectural objects of the city. On the banks of the Dvina river tourists will see" reborn from the ashes " Annunciation Church of Vitebsk, built in the XII century, but ruthlessly blown up in 1961. The Annunciation Church in Vitebsk is a masterpiece of Byzantine - Balkan architecture, the only monument of this type in Eastern Europe. Once it was visited by Alexander Nevsky and Olgerd the Great.
Then the tourists will pass through the old streets to the Governor's Palace in Vitebsk, where the Emperor Napoleon himself lived for two weeks.
Then the participants of the tour will see the symbol of the city, a beautiful City Hall in Vitebsk. Currently, it houses the Museum of local lore.
After walking past the row of Vitebsk awaits us at the Dormition Cathedral in Vitebsk. The largest temple of the city on a high promontory deservedly gained the status of the architectural dominants of Vitebsk, lifting up its dome on the banks of the Vitba river.
The life of a great artist with a world name Marc Chagall is closely connected with Vitebsk. Neither St. Petersburg, where Chagall studied painting, nor Moscow, where he worked, not France, where he lived most of his life, did not give him such a piercing experience, which awarded him Vitebsk. Therefore, the house-Museum of Marc Chagall in Vitebsk on Pokrovskaya Street is a "must-visit" not only for those interested in tourism and recreation in Belarus, but also for fans of world art.