The administrative centre of the Grodno oblast. The population is 299,000 people. Telephone Code 8-0152.
It is first mentioned in 1128 as a centre of the Grodno Principality. In 1376 Grodno became the second capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 1576-1586 it was a residence of the King of Poland, Stephan Batoria. In 1793 the last Seim of the Rzech Pospolita took place in Grodno, it pro¬claimed the second partition of Poland. After the third partition of Poland in 1795, the city was incorporated into the Russian Empire. In 1920-1939 Grodno was a part of Poland, since 1939 — a Belarusian city.
Places of interest
12th century Borisoglebskaya Church, the «Old Castle» palace with the remains of the ancient walls of the 14th century, rebuilt in the 15th century into a Stephan Batoria’s Palace which nowadays is a historical and archaeological museum. The New Castle (the middle of the 18th century) is the place of the sitting of the last Seim of Rzech Pospolita. The Jesuit Catholic Church of 1647-1663 having a rich carved altar. Ensembles of numerous cloisters and churches.
Map of the city of Grodno
BELARUS — Kalinovskogo 1. Tel. 44-02-34
GRODNO — Popovicha 1. Tel. 24-233.28-470
TOURIST — Yanka Kupaly Blvd. 63. Tel. 65-520,65-590
NEMAN — Krupskoi 8. Tel. 45-43-27
BELARUS — Kalinovskogo 1. Tel. 44-10-44
BYELOSTOK — Engelsa 20. Tel. 44-33-64
GRODNO — Popovicha 1. Tel. 24-267
ZUBR — Oktyabrskaya 5. Tel. 44-25-40
TOURIST — Yanka Kupaly Blvd. 63. Tel. 62-500
Useful telephone numbers
|Bus Station inquiry office||453-724|
|Railway Station inquiry office||448-556|
|Airport inquiry office||441-150|
|City telephone inquiries||09|
|International telephone calls||071|
|Telegrams by phone||066|
|Psychological aid by phone||454-795|
Priorbank Grodno Branch 230000, Grodno, Mostovaya37.
Tel. 47-28-36, fax 44-26-53. Bank account opening. Bank operations with credit cards and traveler’s cheques. Money transfers.
230005, Grodno, per.Dzerginskogo 19. Tel. 33-37-89,31-66-85, fax 31-70- 95. Object guarding. Cargo forwarding. Signal and alarm systems installing.