Zalesie could become among most attractive tourist brands for Belarus
Oginski’s estate has always attracted creative people, including tourists. They love to visit Zalesie, where Oginski created so many of his wonderful works. “A year ago, we restored the estate, breathing new life into it. It now hosts concerts of classical music, festivals and artistic meetings. It’s no accident that it’s also a centre of jubilee events, dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the birth of the famous figure, diplomat and composer,” explains the Chairman of Grodno Regional Executive Committee, Vladimir Kravtsov.
Many churches have been restored in the region, with buildings and ancient parks also renovated, preserving the memory of great historical figures. Annually, thousands arrive from all corners of Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and elsewhere, eager to explore the Grodno Region’s special places: those connected with legends, such as Michal Kleofas Oginski, who the Governor notes is close to the hearts of three nations. “His spiritual legacy can’t be divided,” he asserts. “One thing is evident: Michal Kleofas Oginski has roots in this land. He is our fellow countryman and we’ll always be proud of this.”
Around 50 guests have been invited to take part in festive events dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the birth of Michal Kleofas Oginski, hosted by his museum-estate in Zalesie. Oginski’s descendants (through his daughter Amelia) also come from Polish Poznan.