Grodno is one of the oldest cities in Belarus, first mentioned in the twelfth century. It changed its affiliation several times during the Middle Ages. In the late eighteenth century, Grodno was annexed by the Russian Empire and, later, was a center of Polish uprisings. During World War I, the city was captured by the German army. It was occupied by Soviet troops in the twenties for three months but later the same year came under the control of Poland until the late thirties. The Germans occupied Grodno once again in the early forties. And again, it became part of the Soviet Union in the mid-forties. Since the early nineties, Grodno has been a city in Belarus.
With such turbulent history, it is not surprising that there are many places to visit in Grodno, which is known as the city museum of the Republic of Belarus. Within the city, there are seven museums -- the Grodno State Historical and Archaeological Museum, the Grodno State Museum of History of Religion, The Memorial museum Eliza Orzeszkowa, the Maxim Bogdanovich Museum, the Museum History Gorodnitsa, the Museum of Contemporary Folk Art Museum, and the Grodno Pharmacy Museum. You can also visit the Great Choral Synagogue; the Historical Center, which is quite well-preserved; the Old Castle; the Boris and Gleb Church; The Nativity of the Mother of God Monastery; and the Zoo.
You cannot find many hostels in Grodno, but those that exist can offer everything that can be desired from a hostel -- top location, low prices, and excellent facilities, plus very good service -- that is what you will receive from Grodno hostels. This is quite unusual, as many hostels in Eastern Europe save on everything else but location, and hostels in Grodno are a nice exception to the rule. Grodno hostels are likely to make your stay enjoyable and you can easily extend your visit a bit longer than planned.
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