Palace of the Puslovsky family (Kosava palace)
Settlement \ Area
Kosava, Brest region
Build time
XIX c.
The distance from Minsk
up to 250 km

A legendary Palace of the Puslovsky family is located in a small town of Kosava in Brest region. The construction was finished in 1838. The Palace with its main building and two wings is a sophisticated example of neo-Gothic architecture. Each room in the palace of more than 100 used to have its own feature. For instance, the balls happened in a white room, a black room was designed as a gentlemen club where they can play cards, and in a pink one guests played the piano and listened to the classic music. A building was designed in such a way so that each year, one of the palace’s rooms remained full of sunlight for up to three days.

The Puslovskys used to celebrate the Day of the Room decorating it in a special way. A splendid park and three artificial ponds were around the castle.Kosava Palace has a lot of legends. The locals still believe that the owners used to keep a domestic lion in a cage as a guardian. Every night the lion was allowed to walk around the corridors so as to frighten possible robbers. Puslovskys also enjoyed having fun. One of their entertainments was a summer sledging on special trails made of salt. Another legend describes the Ceremonial Chamber as a big hall with the floor made of glass and an aquarium full of exotic fish beneath.

The Puslovskys chose this particular estate so as to become neighbours to the manor Mierachoushchyna. This manor was the birthplace of Tadevush Kascuishka, a revolutionary and a national hero of Belarus, Poland, the USA and France. He is known all over the world, even the highest mountain of Australia is named after him. Nowadays the manor is renovated and tourists usually combine these two landmarks to visit at the same time. Kosava Palace changed its owners several times. Unfortunately, a 10-day fire happened in the Palace at the end of the Second World War and totally destroyed the interiors. Nowadays Kosava Palace is in the process of restoration.

Photo: Dmitry Vazhnik,,