Mogilev is a city founded in 1267 in the eastern part of Belaurs, at approximately 76km distance from the border with Smolensk Oblast region in Russia and 105 km distance from the Bryansk Oblast region.
It is the third most populated city in Belarus, after Minsk, the capital of Belarus and Gomel. It is also the center of Mahilyow Voblast – an important province of Belarus, one of the most important economical and industrial centers in the country. Another two important cities of the province are Asipovichy and Babruysk. One of the most remarkable buildings which are worth seeing while staying in Mogilev is The Saint Stanislav Cathedral, which was build between 1738-1752 and it amazes with its baroque style. St. Stanislav cathedral is an architectural beauty and it is famous for its dynamic murals and also for its six pillars.
Another important building is the Saint Nicholas Convent which is in the process of becoming a UNESCO World Heritage. The Convent kept the original magnificent cathedral from 1668 untouched.. It also preserves the original walls, gates, memorial arch and iconostases.
But the city’s most important architectural landmark is the City Hall which was build in the 17th century. During two wars, the City Hall has suffered great damage and it was demolished in 1957. The City Hall of Mogilev has been re-built in 2008. Although it is not very big (it only has around 367,788 inhabitants). the city also has its own airport – Mogilev Airport and its own football team, FC Dnepr Mogilev.
Mogilev city is also known for being the home of a few famous people like the mathematician Issai Schur, scientist Otto Schmidt and microbiologist Abe Anellis.
Besides Minsk and Gomol. the city of Mogilev is worth paying a visit while visiting Belarus. The city has 27 museums, 3 major theaters and it holds several annual music festivals.