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There are about 233 objects in Vitebsk that are included in the State List of Historical and Cultural Values. Most of them are architectural monuments; there are also archaeological and historical sites in the city.
One of the main attractions of Vitebsk is the Annunciation Church. It is an ancient temple, built in the 12th century, the first stone church in the city and a monument of ancient Russian architecture. The Annunciation Church was erected using the original construction technique.
Of other churches, the Holy Protection Cathedral is certainly interesting, which was built at the beginning of the 19th century by Catholic monks. Later it was converted into an Orthodox church.
Vitebsk City Hall is considered a peculiar symbol of the city. It was built at the end of the 18th century, and its architecture combines the styles of Baroque and Classicism. Previously it served as a watchtower for firefighters, later the town hall was used as an administrative building, now it houses the regional museum of local lore. On a tour of the museum, it is interesting to look at the collection of coins, various works of art, church and archaeological finds, birch bark letters, weapons, embroidery, porcelain, Masonic symbols and much more.
Not far from the town hall, tourists usually visit the Yang Peng Art School building, which became famous all over the world for taking part in the creation of such a direction in art as Soviet post-impressionism. This school was visited by the artists Chagall and the famous Malevich.
The usual place for visitors to the city is the Park"Heroes of 1812", where an obelisk with cannons is installed. In the park you can visit the Chagall Center, this is the center of the master of painting Marc Chagall, who glorified Vitebsk as the center of avant-garde painting. Monument to the artist can be seen on Pokrovskaya Street. Also, the city is open for excursions house of the Chagall family. In honor of the artist fellow countryman Vitebsk residents will organize International Shagal Days.
In addition, residents of the city are proud of National Academic Drama Theater named after Yakub Kolas, literary museum, Belarusian theater"Lyalka", museum-estate of artist I. Repin, museum of M.P. Shmyrev, the Museum of Warriors-Internationalists and the exhibition hall of the Union of Artists.
From the monuments of interest are the monument to Pushkin, which is depicted against the background of the city of the 19th century and the bust of P.M. Masherov - the national Belarusian hero (next to the theater named after I Kolas).
Vitebsk is widely known for its cultural events. The most famous of them is "Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk", which takes place in the city in summer. This event is a major annual international arts festival serving to bring together different countries creatively and peacefully. The festival takes place in the famous building of the Summer Amphitheater. It is a very popular event that attracts guests from all over the world. The festival also offers the opportunity to visit open-air creative workshops and do some shopping. The holiday has its own museum, which is located in the Duhovsky Kruglik (tower of the Lower Castle).
Other events include the Days of Literature dedicated to the poet V. Korotkevich, the festival of bardic songs"Vitebsk Listopad", the International Music Festival dedicated to the musicologist II. Sollertinsky, Pushkin holiday, festival of classical guitar music"Minstrel",
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Topic: Vitebsk. Recreation and entertainment.