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Navahrudak, (pol. Nowogródek, lit. Naugardukas) is a town in the Hrodna oblast, Belarus. It was a center of a small duchy in the times of medieval Rus, and an important regional center during the times of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. According to some Renaissance sources, in the middle of the 13th century Navahrudak was the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, but this information is disputed.

Get in

Navahrudak is about a two hour drive from Minsk by car, via the M1 and P11. Buses run to the city from the primary Minsk bus station. The nearest railway station – on the Lida-Baranavichy line – is about 20 km away.

Get around

The city center is compact, all the main attractions are close to each other, and the best option is to get around on foot.


  • Navahrudak Castle. Built in 14th century, now in ruins. Its location on a high hill makes it a magnificent view.
  • SS. Boris and Gleb Church. An Orthodox church which underwent many renovations and today combines elements of 16th century late Gothic, 17th century Baroque and 19th century Russian Revival architecture.
  • Transfiguration church. A Baroque Roman Catholic church with some elements remaining from an earlier Gothic one. Adam Mickiewicz was baptized here.
  • St. Nicolas Cathedral. An Orthodox Cathedral.
  • St. Michael church. A Baroque Roman Catholic church from the first half of XVIII century.
  • Mosque. A 19th century wooden mosque. A Tatar community existed in Navahrudak since at least 16th century.
Ruins of the castle
  • Museum of Adam Mickewicz, Lenina 1. Museum dedicated to a famous romantic poet born in Navahrudak.






  • Hotel "Navahrudak", 12 Mickiewicz St.
  • Hotel "Panski dom", 3 Hrodnyenskaya St.


Get out

Smaller towns of Mir and Lubcha, both boasting interesting castles, are nearby. Lida is not too far away either. 

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