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Let us introduce you to Minsk – not only the capital! Why do we say so? Visit Minsk, find out all about the intriguing Minsk sights, take a deeper look and feel the power of interesting Minsk tours! While visiting this city remember – this trip to Minks has a lot to offer: travel through the Independence Avenue, visit the biggest Independence square in Europe and tour to neo-Gothic Church of Saints Simon and Helen. Visit Minsk and see Loshitsa Park, where all the famous, powerful families and politicians lived. Are you missing some museums? Wait, with Minsk‘s tours you will travel to see them… National Art Museum, Mink‘s History Museum and many more magnificent visits to the best galleries around the capital. We feel you – touring never felt so easy and amazing with Minsk‘s travel guide! Hold on, there are plenty things more Minsk tours can present… Travel to historical centre of Minsk with beautiful temples and churches, tour to Minsk Town Hall. Visit Minsk and we are sure – you will come back!
Population: 1,921,807 (2014)
Area: 409.5 km2
Postal code: 220001-220141
Area code: +375 17
Rank in the country: 1st in Belarus
The Independence Square is over 7 hectares big and proves to be one of the top attractions in Minsk. The square is located at the very heart of Belarus’ capital and includes quite a few interesting and important buildings of the city: the House of Government, the Minsk Executive Committee, Belarusian State University and more, so you will definitely have plenty of architectural monuments to explore. What is even more interesting, though, is that there is a huge shopping center underneath the square. Sounds like you are very not likely to get bored when visiting the Independence square!
Church of Saints Simon and Helena is one of Belarus’ most visited historical places in Minsk that has a unique history behind it. The church was built by a noble Belarusian family after a premature death of their two young children back in 1908-1910. Since then, the church became a symbol of unimaginable grief for those who died untimely. For some time it was used as a cinema and a film studio, but about 30 years ago, the church was given its original status back and holds services everyday at 7pm.
Trinity Suburb is situated in the city center on the bank of the Svisloch River and is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Minsk. Here, you will find many amazing 19th century buildings and plenty of cozy tiny streets and houses painted in bright delicate colours that can be very often seen on souvenirs and candies. Numerous museums, cultural institutions and exhibition halls are also situated in this area which makes it a highly recommended place to visit while in Minsk.
The Victory Square is one of the most interesting places to visit in Minsk because of the impressive granite obelisk with a three-meter image of the Order of Victory on top. The monument is nearly 40 meters high and has an eternal fire burning at its feet that is burning since 1954. The square is located in the center of Minsk and serves also as a place of pilgrimage for Belarusians honouring the deaths of people who died in the Great Patriotic War. All of this makes this outstanding square and the monument one of Minsk’s top attractions no doubt.
Belarusian State Circus holds a definite place among the top 5 places to visit because of the professional award-winning group performing all over the world. A lot of international circus groups perform in this circus as well so there is always something interesting to see! The building itself was opened in 1959 and at the time was the first permanent circus facility in the USSR and is the only circus in the world that is situated on the central avenue of the country capital.
Kamyanitsa is one of the best places to eat in Minsk insanely popular among all locals and tourists as well. The restaurant is most famous for its outstanding grilled dishes and for not emptying your pockets all that much. There is also a fireplace inside which creates a somewhat romantic atmosphere and makes Kamyanitsa a perfect choice for having your dinner.
Svobody 4 is one of the most famous wine bars in Minsk and is a top choice for having a cozy and fun night out while in Minsk. This place offer an outstanding quality wine, a modern and stylish design and great music and a combo like this will make your evening in Minsk memorable no doubt.
Lido is a great place to eat in Minsk that serves traditional Belarusian cuisine. It is a top choice especially for lunch because this place is self-service so you will not have to wait for a long time before making your stomach extremely happy. Lido always serves fresh quality food, serves a great variety of healthy and tasty meals and is great for those traveling on a budget.
Enzo is situated in a loft-style historical building which creates a super fancy yet relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant. But don’t worry, its charm meets its quality food as well. The restaurant offers of the best burgers, steaks and wines in the whole city and is a place that you will no doubt dream of coming back to!
Feelini is a top place to choose if you are looking for a modern but cozy atmosphere mixed with a kitchen offering mouth watering cuisine. Here, you can find two smoking rooms, two non-smoking rooms and a great bar to pick from. On top of great food, it also offers a nice selection of wines and cocktails at very reasonable prices.
Have fun at Gorky Park which is situated near the Victory Square and is considered to be one of the most beautiful parks in Minsk. During the warm season, Gorky Park offers several fun rides and attractions, the best of which is the Observation Wheel. You can see the beautiful Minsk from above when taking a ride, and on top of that, the park is a great place to visit for those traveling with children.
Take a walk in Aleksandrovsky Garden – one of the most amazing and romantic public parks in the city. The park is famous for its fountain that is the oldest one in Minsk and has a beautiful sculpture of a boy with a swan placed in the middle. So to come and relax here after the whole day of sightseeing is surely one of the best free things you can choose from.
Visit the National Art Museum because it houses more than 30,000 items of Belarusian and foreign art items. The museum is a cultural center of Belarus and also functions as a modern scientific and educational center and an art platform, so if you really want to get to Belarus to come here is one of the best things you can do!
Go up the National Library of Belarus that is 74 meters high and has 23 floors. On the top floor of the library, there is an open air observation where you can admire Minsk’s beautiful panorama. The building itself is considered as one of the architectural symbols of the city because of its led display that shines at night, so make sure not to miss out on visiting this library!
Visit the Island of Tears is located in the middle of the city, just a bridge away from the Trinity suburb. It is a famous historical monument commemorating the Soviet soldiers from Belarus who fought and died in the war of Afghanistan. In the tiny, beautiful island you will find a chapel with figures of grieving mothers, sisters and a widow and a fountain with a boy-like figure of an angel.
Though one very popular proverb states, that “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” Being sure that during your trip through Venice’s water labyrinths or visiting best Gelato café in Florence you will not stay with only wind in your pocket gives more confidence. So, it is obvious that making small research on city you plan to visit prices and the trip cost and how much you might spend overall will not get worse for you and will not take too much time and even could be done for you by others. How much you will have to spend, depends on the local food and beverage service prices as well as the trip cost. As many tour agencies provide their clients with pretty various vacation deals, it is always 100% possibility that you shall find a trip by a good price which suits you the most.
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