Vitebsk is a city located in north-eastern Belarus. According to legend, it was founded in the 10th century by princess Olga of Kiev. Throughout history, the city has been subjected to many cultural influences – Russian, Lithuanian and Polish. In addition, it was located on an important trade route connecting the Baltic Sea with the Bosporus and Latvia with Germany. Owing to the merchants, many different fashions and customs left their mark on the local culture. Belarus is still a country undiscovered by tourists, however, every year more and more people come here interested in local traditions, cuisine and architecture.