Beshenkovichi is situated on the river Western Dvina. It was first mentioned
in the chronicles as a settlement in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 1460.
As for sightseeing, tourists often visit the park and palace complex of the
Chreptowicz family (the end of the 17th century - the beginning of the 19th
In 1812 this place hosted Napoleon and then Alexander the Blessed. Here you
can find the so-called Napoleon's oak tree (20 meters high, 2 meters in diameter,
400 years old).
One more interesting place for visiting is the Neo Russian Church of St Elias
built in 1870.
Amateurs of history will appreciate the local history museum, and those who
are keen on handicrafts will be surprised to know that Beshenkovichi has been
the center of pottery for a long time.