Fortified around 1021, Orsha is one of the prehistoric towns in Belarus offering amazing tourist attractions like astonishing landscapes, historical monuments and cultural diversity. Tours to Orsha will certainly give visitors enormous enjoyment. Orsha enjoyed grand commercial relations with bordering countries like Russia, Ukraine, Poland, the Baltic lands and others.
It gained autonomy in 1620 in accordance with the Magdeburg Law where on it had its own emblem. Orsha, in 1772 became a part of the Russian Empire and was also a prominent religious center from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Popular places in Orsha, also become famous as Belarus tourist attractions are the Orsha Castle built around 1398 to 1407. The place was an important Polish fortress till the 16th century whose remnants can still be seen in Orsha, Belarus.