Halshany Castle, Halsany

Halshany or Holszany Castle is the ruined residence of the Sapieha magnate family in Halshany, Hrodna Voblast, Belarus and was the seat of the one of the largest land estates in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Paweł Stefan Sapieha commissioned its construction and it was erected circa 1610 to replace the older castle, built by of the Holszanski princely family, of whom Sapiehas were descendants and heirs.Also known as the Black Castle, the residence formerly rivaled Mir Castle as the most elegant private château of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The name Black Castle in fact originally applies to a fictional building from a book by Uladzimir Karatkievich, which was loosely based on Halshany Castle.The castle and the surrounding estates were devastated, robbed and looted, twice: by the invading Swedes troops during the Deluge and during the Great Northern War in 1704. Due to financial stress experienced by the Sapiehas in the wake of the Domestic War and ongoing Great Northern War, the castle had never been fully restored. Make Halshany Castle a part of your Halsany vacation plans using our Halsany trip itinerary planning website .
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  • "The Black Castle of Olshansky. A month dives in the clouds. U, how dead and quiet! Darkness, like in a thousand shack swamps. Do you hear the steps disembodied in the arcades in the distance? Midnight every taco in the castle, which is filled with fear, the galleries are a lady with a black monk." Work. The castle is cleared, and the partially survived tower is being rebuilt. From the site of probably scaffolding offers a wonderful view of Golshana, as well as from above you can look at the ruins of the castle and dream up what it was.
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  • Halshany we visited in the tour "Great journey through Belorussia Halshany castle-ruins of the residence of the Sapieha kind. Halshany got Sapega in the first half of the 16th century as a dowry the last Duchess-of-a-kind Golshan. The castle is named after the owners, not by name but by location. Outwardly represented almost the correct quadrilateral, which crowned a trjohurovnevye hexagonal towers. In the north-eastern part of right in the middle of the residential Corps was an entry gate, across from which stood a chapel forming a single whole Palace. After his death, Paul Sapieha left no direct heirs to the same managed to amass a lot of debt because of what ownership olshanski was divided among creditors. During the great northern war the castle was partly damaged, but part of him remained residential. Even by the middle of the 19th century it was broken up on the third floor and brick built a tavern. Chapel no longer functioned and was converted into a warehouse. Before the first world war people lived more in the Castle, and after the great patriotic war the remains of dwellings were finally dismantled for building the necessary local kolkhoz pigpens and House of culture. Now here is an annual Festival "Olshanski Castle»
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  • These are the ruins of the palace-park complex of the Sapeg family which was built in the 17th century. At present, the restoration of the right facade tower has almost been completed, and the walls adjacent to this tower have been preserved. A fragment of the mural is also preserved on the walls of the castle.
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