Monday, 14 April 2014

Old city of Grodna

Grodna's historical center
17 Jan 2014 | From Nadya of Belarus

Grodno or Hrodna (Latin: Grodna, Grodnae) is an old Belarussian city. The modern city of Grodno originated as a small fortress and a fortified trading outpost maintained by the Rurikid princes on the border with the lands of the Baltic tribal union Yotvingians. Its name derives from the Old East Slavic verb 'gorodit', i.e., to enclose, to fence.

The postcard shows St. Francishak Ksaverya Church and Jesuitical collegium, and the St. Barys and Hleb church in Kalozha.

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