"My home town where I spent first 17 y. of my life" Top 5 Page for this destination Hrodna by sunshine9689

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What Hrodna is known for

We have quite an old town here. It was first mentioned in chronicles in 1128.

We are the only ones in the Republic who have a Zoo. It is quite ugly, but still - it is a Zoo! ;)

Our town is small (316 thousand people) but has a lot of character. People say it`s the most beautiful in Belarus.

We have abandance of attractive women and lack of men. Welcome, guys! :-)

Did you know that:
1) Meyer Lansky (a notorious gangster who was instrumental in the development of US mafia and one of the founders of Las Vegas) was born in Hrodna, in 1902. Immigrated to US with his family in 1911. His real name was Majer Suchowlinski.
2) Hrodna Farnij Cathedral has the oldest in Eastern Europe pendulum clock, built in the 17th century. The clock works due to the gravity of a 60 kg stone - the stone goes down 15 meters within each 36 hours.
3) Peter The Great of Russia came to Hrodna once - to open Farnij Cathedral himself.
4) Hrodna and its district have 80% of all Belarussian architectural monuments.

Once in 2 years we have a Festival (2008, 2010..)

Festival is once in 2 years (next will be in June, 2010) and is dedicated to Slavic cultures.
In 2006 it started on the 2nd of June and lasted for a couple of days. Different countries-neighbours attend it and bring their crafts, food, entertainment (dancing, singing, playing traditional musical instruments).
This year we had Polish, Russian, Jewish, Georgian, Armenian, Ukrainian, German, Moldovian, Lithuanian, Latvian, French, Kazakhstanian, Tadzikistanian, Gipsy, Greek, Dagestanian, Korean, Uzbekistanian, Tatars, Azerbadzanian, Bashkirian, Afganistanian and Palestinian representatives.

Current Events - The Bridge

Our bridge has been undergoing major reconstruction for half a year.
I am happy to say that it is done now. Hurrah!!!

  • Last visit to Hrodna: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated Oct 26, 2008
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Fabulous page with brilliant photos of Hrodna here. On our recent trip through Belarus we came to Hrodna by bus from Brest and stayed one night in Hotel Semashko. Dinner at Restaurant Karchma. We really enjoyed your former hometwon.

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2010 at 2:54 AM

    Very informative page of the interesting city which is worth visiting. one day... :-)

  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2010 at 3:14 AM

    I would love to visit, but I am lazy to ask and wait for a visa

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Hi, MIla! Thanx for your nice page!

  • Raimix's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2007 at 7:02 AM

    The page is excellent, really very nice one ;) Would love to visit Belarus and Hrodno!

  • js77's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2007 at 2:41 PM

    Horoshaja stranitsa. Hrodna/Grodno kazhetsa samij krasivij belarusskij gorod. Nadjejusj kogda nji budj posetjitj jevo;)

  • Feb 11, 2007 at 1:07 PM

    Thanks for the very helpful tips and background about Hrodna. I want to visit the medical school on my trip there.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2006 at 2:40 PM

    thanks for the tips!

  • jghpmontt's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2006 at 8:21 AM

    nice pics and great information...nice country...greetings

  • Aussie666's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2006 at 11:38 AM

    Hrodna sure has a lot of churches...is that directly related to ratio of men to women like, the women do a lot a praying for non-arrogant males to wear Milavitsa unterhosen for, or maybe flushing bus stop poopers??? :-) Great pics and pages.

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