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Take the offered route and you will see the main sights, experience the spots with the special Minsk ambience, enjoy the best pubs, bars, and coffee houses, as well as other memorable places of the Belarusian capital city.

We have thoroughly selected what we personally checked and what we know travelers will love. Welcome to Belarus, welcome to Minsk!

1. Railway Station

The first buildings of the railway station, which was named Vilienski back then, were erected in 1873. They were made of wood, not stone — stone was used later, in 1893. The station had terribly bad luck: it was first destroyed during World War I, then during World War II. In 1991, the building was demolished to make way for a modern structure. The station was completed as late as 2002.

2. Gateway to Minsk

You can have an excellent view of the Gateway to Minsk — two 11-storey Stalinist Classicism towers built in 1953 according to the design by the Leningrad architect Boris Rubanenko — from the second floor of the railway station building. The Gateway features Belarus’s largest clock, which originally belonged to Germany, but was passed to the USSR after World War II as a war trophy.

 3. Dynama (Dynamo) Stadium

Dynama (Dynamo) Stadium is the main football arena of the national team, with a capacity of approximately 34,000. The internal portion of the stadium has been demolished and undergoes a thorough reconstruction. The new arena will open in 2019 at the earliest, when Dynama is expected to play host to the opening ceremony of the European Games. In the meantime, you can admire the exterior of the stadium featuring beautiful reliefs.

How to get there:

Take bus 901 to “Stadyjon Dynama.”

Address: 8 Kirava Vul.

4. National Art Museum

The National Art Museum is one of the largest and most exciting historical museums of the Republic of Belarus, with extensive collections of Belarusian and foreign art. Its 10 exposition halls feature 400,000 exhibits, including as part of temporary displays — a result of cooperation with museums within and beyond the CIS.

You can buy a ticket to a group or individual lecture or purchase an audio guide in English — it will set you back $5-10, whereas the entrance fee is mere $2-3.

Incidentally, in 2019, the museum celebrates its 80th anniversary.

How to get there:

Take the Metro to Kastryčnickaja Station or Kupalaŭskaja Station, or buses 100 and 111 to Lienina Vul.

Address: 20 Lienina Vul.

Tel.: 8 (017) 327 36 65; 8 (017) 327 48 27; 8 (017) 327 43 22.

Opening hours: daily — from 11:00 to 19:00 (tickets sold until 18:30).

5. Janka Kupala National Academic Theatre

The Janka Kupala National Academic Theatre is the oldest theatre in Belarus. The foundation was laid back in 1888, and two years later, the theatre was unveiled. During the Revolution of 1917, the building was used to host various congresses.

It was here that the first Constitution of the BSSR was adopted in 1919. The theatre resumed operation in the fall of 1920.

The building was reconstructed in 2010–2013 to give it its original look of 1890.

You can book tickets to any show on the website kvitki.by; however, you will need to purchase your ticket at the box office.

How to get there:

Metro — Kupalaŭskaja Station or Kastryčnickaja Station; buses 100, 111 to “Kastryčnickaja Metro Station”; car — GPS coordinates: 53.900690, 27.562732.

Address: 7 Enhielsa Street.

Tel.: 8 (017) 327 17 17, 8 (017) 327 40 31.

Website: kupalauski.by.

6. Belarusian State Circus

The first stationary circus appeared in Belarus in 1884. The wooden building that could seat 800 spectators was erected in Sabornaja Square (currently Plošča Svabody (Freedom Square)). A bit later, it was moved to Park Horkaha (Gorki Park), where the circus operated until 1941. It was destroyed during World War II.

The building that we can see in Niezaliežnasci Praspekt (Avenue) was completed in 1959. In 2010, the circus underwent a major two-year reconstruction — only the outer supporting walls remained, along with a tiny part of the plastered wall near the entrance (for good luck). The interior looks like that of the 1950s.

You can also walk around the museum of the circus, which occupies the top floor (please, contact the manager for details).

Address: 32 Niezaliežnasci Pr.

Tel.: 8 (017) 327 78 42, 8 (017) 312 13 13.

Website: circus.by.

How to get there:

Metro — to Plošča Pieramohi (Victory Square) Station or Kastryčnickaja Station; bus 100 to “Vulica Janki Kupaly”; car: coordinates: 53.903961,27.567878.

7. Central Children’s Maxim Gorky Park (Park Horkaha)

One of Minsk’s best spots for recreation and entertainment is the Central Children’s Maxim Gorky Park (Park Horkaha), known for its variety of rare trees and shrubs, as well as tiny bridges and ponds. Its best-known landmark is the arched gate from Plošča Pieramohi and the monument to the Soviet writer, who gave his name to the park.

A huge 54-meter Ferris wheel towers over the park, offering breathtaking bird-eye views of the city.

Address: 2 Frunzie Vul.

Tel.: 8 (017) 294 51 31.

Opening hours: daily: from 08:00 to 22:00.

How to get there:

Metro — Kastryčnickaja Station or Kastryčnickaja Station; trams 1, 1N, 4, 7 to “Gorky Park”; buses 100, 111 to “Janki Kupaly” or “Plošča Pieramohi”; car: GPS coordinates: 53.902738, 27.573555.

8. Plošča Pieramohi (Victory Square)

Plošča Pieramohi (Victory Square) is Minsk’s central square. It was originally name Kruhlaja (Round) and had a boulder enclosed in chains. The monument was built in 1954 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from the Nazis. There are no names of heroes on the monument — it only features the indications of the beginning and the end of the Great Patriotic War (1941–1945). The obelisk is 38 meters high; the Eternal Flame at its bottom is another landmark of the square.

How to get there:

Plošča Pieramohi is in Niezaliežnasci Praspekt, between Zaharava Vul. and Kosialiova Vul. Plošča Pieramohi Metro Station is right under the square. As you walk down the avenue, you will see the large letters on semicircular houses that form the inscription “People’s Feat is Immortal” — that’s your destination.

Metro — Plošča Pieramohi Station; buses 18, 26, 39, 100, 111; share taxi 1063, 1064, 1076, 1112, 1151, 1152, 1155, 1280 — “Plošča Pieramohi”; buses 19, 901 — “Kazlova Vulica”; trams 3, 6, 11 — “Niezaliežnasci Praspekt”; car: GPS coordinates 53.9085, 27.5747.

9. Palace of Arts

The Palace of Arts is a venue of numerous expositions, fairs, and other events.

A typical 1960s Functionalism building that misses the features of the Stalinist Empire style. It can be called neither pompous nor pretentious, whereas its clear geometric shapes look quite industrial, more like a factory or a residential house than a palace.

If you are keen on arts, crafts, and architecture, the Palace of Arts is a must for you.

Address: 3 Kazlova Vul.

Tel.: 8 017 288 15 49.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 09:00 to 17:30, Sat-Sun from 11:00 to 19:00.

How to get there:

Metro — Plošča Pieramohi Station, buses 19, 100; share taxi 1150, 1152, 1005, 1042, 1064, 1067, 1076, 1112, 1151, 1155, 1175, 1275, 1280, 1281; tram 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11; car: GPS coordinates: 53.9104, 27.5794.

10. Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall 

The Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall was officially unveiled in 1937. Back then it comprised the Symphony Orchestra, the Belarusian Folk Instruments Orchestra, the Belarusian Folk Song and Dance Ensemble, and the Belarusian Choir Capella.

The concert hall has operated since its inception in 1963. The austere classical style building features architectural details designed by outstanding Belarusian architects.

The Philharmonic Hall does not organize tours, unlike the opera and ballet theatre; however, you can always take a walk around the building, open any door, admire works of art and watch rehearsals of musical bands.

Address: 50 Niezaliežnasci Pr.

Tel.: +375 (17) 284-44-33, +375 (17) 331-16-17.

Opening hours: Daily from 10:00 to 23:00.

Website: philharmonic.by.

How to get there:

Metro — Plošča Jakuba Kolasa Station; buses 100, 115E to “Plošča Jakuba Kolasa” or buses 19, 25 to “Plošča Jakuba Kolasa Metro Station”; trolleybus 22 to “Plošča Jakuba Kolasa Metro Station”; trams 1, 11, 1N, 5, 6 to “Plošča Jakuba Kolasa”, car: GPS coordinates: 53.914557, 27.584582.

11. TSUM Trading House

TSUM Trading House is one of the principle supermarkets of Minsk, built back in 1964.

In front of the main entrance is a sculpture of a slightly bewildered family in modest attire who are ready to go inside to buy something glamorous. These figures appeared here in 2011. The author of the composition is the popular Belarusian sculptor Uladzimir Žbanaŭ.

You will find anything you wish in this five-storey building — from household appliances to branded clothing and Belarusian-made cosmetics. There is a café and a bar in TSUM, and a free parking near the entrance.

Address: 54 Niezaliežnasci Pr.

Tel.: 8017 389-00-15.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 to 21:00, Sun 10:00 to 21:00.

Website: tsum.by.

How to get there:

Metro — Plošča Jakuba Kolasa Station; trams 1, 11, 5, 6 to “Plošča Jakuba Kolasa ”; buses 100, 115E to “Plošča Jakuba Kolasa ” or buses 19, 25 to “Plošča Jakuba Kolasa Metro Station”; trolleybus 22 to “Plošča Jakuba Kolasa Metro Station”; car: GPS coordinates: 53.916216, 27.585959.

12. television tower

As you walk along the River Svislač in downtown Minsk, you can see the lofty 176-meter television tower. It was used for Belarus’s first broadcasts back in 1956. You cannot climb to the top of the tower now, because the structure is considered to be dangerous, and no tours are available at the moment.

The tower is not used for broadcasting now; it has a different purpose. The television center near the tower is home to offices of two national channels — ONT and STV.

Address: 6 Kamunistyčnaja Vul.

How to get there:

Metro – Plošča Pieramohi Station, 250-meter walk to Gorky Park. Buses 18, 26, 39, 100, 111 to “Plošča Pieramohi ”; share taxi 1063, 1064, 1076, 1112, 1151, 1152, 1155, 1280 to “Plošča Pieramohi ”. Car: GPS coordinates: 53.909674, 27.571694.

13. HOUSE UNDER THE SPIRE

The beautiful building in Stalin empire, neo-classical and art deco styles is unofficialy reffered to as » the house under the spire». Built in 1947 it is decorated with a three-tier ridge turret. Back in those times it was designed as an observation point, constructed to be used should the World War III have started, and has never served the initial purpouse. For a long time there had been a grocery store which also bore a name of «the store under the spire». A military tailor studio popular among the officers countrywide was also situated in the building

14. National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre

The National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre is Belarus’s only opera theatre, which started operating in 1933. It had no building of its own back then. The construction of the current building started in 1934, and the theatre was unveiled five years later.

The building was seriously damaged during the Great Patriotic War: an air bomb was dropped on the theatre and destroyed the audience hall. Occupants used the half-ruined building for stables and took all valuables to Germany. After the war, the building was reconstructed four times — the most recent modernization was completed in 2009.

The repertoire of the theatre includes global masterpieces of classical and contemporary productions of European and Russian stage maestros.

The area is famous not only for its magnificent Soviet Constructivism palace, but also the strikingly beautiful park decorated with sculptures and the fountain that repeats the contours of the theatre.

Currently the theatre has the opera and ballet companies, the symphonic orchestra, choir, and various creative groups. Shows are available in their respective original languages, Russian, and Belarusian.

Furthermore, the theatre offers group tours of the halls of the palace, soirees, and individual photo shoots.

Address: 1 Paryžskaja Kamuna Pl.

How to get there:

Metro — Niamiha Station; trolleybuses 12, 29, 37, 40, 46, 53 to “Opera Theatre”; buses 24, 38, 57, 91 to “Opera Theatre”.

Car: GPS coordinates: 53.910484, 27.561658.

15. Island of Courage and Sorrow (Island of Tears)

The Island of Courage and Sorrow (Island of Tears) is a memorial complex dedicated to Belarusian warriors-internationalists who were involved in the Soviet–Afghan War of 1979–1989. The Island of Tears is an artificial isle — its construction began in 1988, when the war was not over yet. The memorial was officially opened as late as 1996.

The centerpiece of the island is the chapel that looks like the Euphrosyne of Polatsk Church. On its walls are the names of the soldiers killed during the war. Also on the isle are boulders with the names of the provinces of Afghanistan, where Belarusian soldiers fought, and the figure of the crying guardian angel. The monument celebrates those who died in the war and immediately after it from wounds and psychological injuries. The angel is crying because he was unable to safeguard people against death.

You can get to the island by walking on an arch bridge from the Trinity Suburb.

How to get there:

Metro — Niamiha Station; trolleybuses 53, 29, 40, 37, 46 or buses 1, 57, 69, 73; car: GPS coordinates 53.909802, 27.554389.

Opening hours: daily, 24/7.

16. Palace of Sports

zA sports landmark of Minsk is the Palace of Sports facility. It took three years to finish it, and it opened its door to the first visitors in 1966. The building played host to major national and Soviet Union events and championships, concerts, and Communist Party congresses since its inception and until the 1980s. In 1990s, sporting events became rare, and the Palace was mostly used for exhibitions.

In the mid-2000, the building was restored, and currently the Palace of Sports hosts sporting events and concerts.

How to get there:

Metro — Niamiha Station; buses 1, 119E, 163, 69, 73, 91 to “Palace of Sports” or buses 1, 163, 69, 73, 91 to “Jubiliejnaja Hotel”; car: GPS coordinates: 53.910690, 27.549707.

17. Park Pieramohi (Victory Park)

Park Pieramohi (Victory Park) is one of the largest parks in downtown Minsk. Soviet youth were involved in the development of the park, which was supposed to be opened on 22 June 1941. The opening ceremony was postponed due to the Great Patriotic War; therefore, when the park was completed in 1945, no one really doubted what the name should be — naturally, Victory Park!

The park covers 200 hectares and features pedestrian footpaths and bicycle lanes, a fountain, beach, and Vostraŭ Ptušak (the Island of Birds).

There is a boat, twin-hull craft, and bicycle rental place on the lakeshore. On the side of Pieramozcaŭ Praspekt, there is a café and a quay for the motor ship, which you can take to travel around the lake. The park lies next to Kamsamolskaje Vozera Lake in downtown Minsk and is adjacent to the Museum of the Great Patriotic War and Minsk Hero-City Stele.

How to get there:

Metro – Niamiha Station, short walk down Pieramozcaŭ Pr. towards “Palace of Sports” stop; buses 1, 69, 73, 91 to “Kamsamolskaje Vozera ”. Car: CPS coordinates 53.9191, 27.5393.

18. Minsk Hero-City Stele 

Minsk Hero-City Stele is an architectural and sculptural complex unveiled in 1985.

In 1974, the capital city was awarded the title of the Hero-City. To celebrate the status, it was decided to create a complex and open it on the 40th anniversary of the victory over the Nazi invaders.

The centerpiece of the complex is the 46-meter obelisk that ends in a star framed within a laurel branch. At its bottom is the memorial slab with the text about the conferment of the honorary title. Next to it is the bronze sculpture of a female that impersonates Mother Motherland. The woman raises fanfares up to the sky to announce the victory in the war.

The Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War is next to the Stele. A guided tour in English is available at €15.

How to get there:

The memorial is placed on a mound near the entrance to Victory Park, at the crossing of Pieramozcaŭ Pr. and Mašeraŭ Pr.

Metro — Niamiha Station; buses 1, 136, 29, 44, 69, 73, 91 to “Museum of the Great Patriotic War”; Car: GPS coordinates: 53.915256, 27.537384.

Address: Pieramozcaŭ Pr., Minsk.

19. Holy Spirit Cathedral

The Holy Spirit Cathedral is one of the main Orthodox landmarks of Minsk. The building was erected in the 17th century as part of the Catholic Bernardine monastery. In 1862, the monastery was dissolved, and eight years later, it became an Orthodox church.

The church has numerous relics, the most valuable one being the Icon of the Mother of God and imperishable relics of St. Sofia of Sluck.

Incidentally, the icon is referred to as the Icon of the Mother of God of Minsk, which is connected with the ancient legend, according to which the icon, drawn by the Apostle Luke, had been kept in the Byzantine Empire for a long time until Prince Vladimir brought it to Kiev for the Christianization of Rus. It stayed at the church for a long time, but after the Tartar invasion it was thrown into the River Dnieper. The icon was discovered on the bank of the River Svislač and since then it has been named Minskaja (“of Minsk”). The ancient relic was eventually transferred to the Cathedral.

How to get there:

Metro — Niamiha Station; buses 188S, 24, 38, 57, 91, trolleybuses 12, 29, 37, 40, 46, 53; car: GPS coordinates 53°54′18″ 27°33′22″ / 53.905° 27.556111.

Address: 3 Kiryla i Miafodzija Vul.

Tel.: 8 (017) 327 66 09, 8 (017) 305 05 98, 8 (017) 327 62 70.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat – from 7:00 to 22.00, Sun – from 6:00 to 20:00.

Website: sabor.by.

20. Palace of the Republic

The Palace of the Republic is another cultural landmark of Minsk, a prime venue for concerts, shows, exhibitions, and other events. The grandiose magnificent building, one of the latest architectural monuments of the Soviet era, took more than 20 years to complete.

All of the most significant events in the life of the country are organized at the Palace of the Republic — national events with the participation of the president, receptions with state officials, celebrations, and national holidays.

The interior is stylish and rich due to luxurious decoration and a variety of plants. To get inside, you need to purchase a ticket to any event. Incidentally, one of the halls offers a beautiful panorama of the city.

How to get there:

Metro — Kastryčnickaja Station or Kupalaŭskaja Station, then a short 5-minute walk.

Address: 1 Kastryčnickaja Pl.

Opening hours: Daily, from 09:00 to 21:45 (box office).

21. Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary

The Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary is the main Catholic church of the country, one of the most beautiful and historically significant Catholic churches of Belarus, the oldest Baroque architectural monument, built in the 18th century.

In 1951, the church was shut down; two of its towers were demolished, and the façade was modified. Prior to the early 1990s, it was home to the Athletes’ House, and only as late as 1993, the building was returned to the Catholic Church. Seven year later, it was given back its original look.

Although the church is trapped between two buildings, its Gothic grandeur still remains. The interior of the church is just as beautiful as its exterior — the walls and the ceiling are decorated with frescoes, which were covered in plaster back in the Soviet times and are still being recovered.

How to get there:

Metro — Niamiha Station, then a brief walk.

Address: 9 Svabody Pl.

Opening hours:

Mass on weekdays — 7:15, 8:00, 18:30.

Mass on Sunday — 08:15, 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 18:30.

Mass on festive days — 7:15, 8:00, 12:00, 18:30.

22. Central Post Office

A foreign tourist should catch at least a glimpse of the Central Post Office, built in 1949–1953. The Soviet Classicism building remains the main achievement of Belarusian post-war architecture. The Central Post Office had been the tallest building in Minsk after the Great Patriotic War and until the Pedagogical University and the Government Seat were completed. The clock on the Post Office is unique — it has never stopped over more than fifty years since it was originally put into operation.

Address: 10 Niezaliežnasci Pr.

Tel.: 8 (017) 293 59 10.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat — from 8:00 to 20:00, Sun – from 10:00 to 17:00.

How to get there:

Metro — Plošča Lienina Station; buses 1, 69, 100, 111, 119с; share taxi 1056, 1063, 1064, 1076, 1112, 1151, 1152, 1155, 1280 — Valadarskaha Vul.; Car: GPS coordinates: 53.896333, 27.550997.

23. Plošča Niezaliežnasci (Independence Square)

Church of Saints Simon and Helena If you exit the Plošča Lienina Metro Station from the other side, you will get to Plošča Niezaliežnasci (Independence Square) — one of the most beautiful squares in Belarus, where the avenue with the same name starts.

In the square, you will see the Church of Saints Simon and Helena — Minsk’s most magnificent neo-Gothic church with modernist style features. The building is decorated with delicate stained-glass panels designed in the traditional Belarusian style, copper chandeliers, and the coat of arms of the Woyniłłowicz family. Edward Woyniłłowicz was a prominent public figure and philanthropist. The premature death of his two children, Szymon and Helena, became a real tragedy for the family. To commemorate them, Edward invested his own money in the construction of the church that was named after the Saints Simon and Helena, the patrons of the deceased children. Because the church is built of red bricks, the locals refer to it as the “red church.”

Public transport: Metro — Plošča Lienina; buses 1, 100, 111, 115E, 119N, 119S, 123, 1N, 40, 47S, 50S, 69 — Pl. Niezaliežnasci or car — GPS coordinates: 53.896495, 27.547485.

Address: 15 Savieckaja Vul.

Tel.: 8 (017) 200 44 15, 8 (017) 200 56 32.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat – from 7:00 to 19:00, Sun – from 08:00 to 21:00.

24. Church of Saint Alexander Nevsky

If you have time and wish to digress a bit from the main route, you can visit the Church of Saint Alexander Nevsky. The church was built in 1898 on a military cemetery to commemorate soldiers who died during the Russo-Turkish wars.

During the Great Patriotic War, there were attempts to destroy the church, but the bomb that dropped on the dome, did not go off, but fell next to the icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.

A special pride of the church is the copy of the Icon of the Mother of God of Minsk.

How to get there:

A short walk from Plošča Pieramohi Metro Station. Tram 3 and 6 — “Zmitraka Biaduli”. Buses 19 and 901 — “Berascianskaja”.

Address: 11 Kazlova Vul.

25. Minsk Military Cemetery

The Minsk Military Cemetery was established in 1914. After the 1917 Revolution, the cemetery was abandoned, and in the 1930s, the chapel was demolished altogether. During World War II, a concentration camp for prisoners of war and regular citizens was located next to the cemetery.

Residential houses were built near the military cemetery in modern times, and there were plans to build a shopping mall in the area. However, the authorities took the monument under their wing and built a memorial there.

How to get there:

Address: Viery Haružaj Vul. (corner of Staravilienski Trakt); car: GPS coordinates: 53.9234, 27.5493.

26. Palace of Independence

The Palace of Independence is the luxurious residence of the president of the Republic of Belarus, next to State Flag Square, BelExpo exhibition center, and Park Pieramohi (Victory Park). The Palace is designed to host the most important state events. The area of the building is around 50,000 square meters; the palace has more than 100 halls.

The high-status building of the Palace of Independence combines austerity and solemnity, has an elongated shape and Oriental elements on its façade.

All of the elements of the décor of the Classicism interior were developed by Belarusian designers, sculptors, and artists. However, you cannot take pictures of the Palace at close range, and visitors are only allowed on the occasion of some political happening or festivity.

Address: 12 Pieramozcaŭ Pr.

How to get there:

Metro — Niamiha Station; buses 1, 119N, 119S, 136, 1N, 29, 44, 69, 91 to “Plošča Hasudarstvennaha Flaha”; trolleybuses 39, 77 to “Plošča Hasudarstvennaha Flaha”; bus 133 to “Vystavačny Komplieks”; trolleybuses 33, 38, 54, 55, 68 to “Vystavačny Komplieks”. Car: GPS coordinates: 53.927147, 27.524869.

27. BelExpo National Exhibition Center

BelExpo National Exhibition Center is the leading exhibition and fair center of the Republic of Belarus. BelExpo is also a platform for the organization of various business events.

The center has twenty years of experience in the organization and holding of national exhibitions and foreign expositions. The best BelExpo exhibitions are displayed in the CIS (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Moldova), and beyond it (in Venezuela, Syria, Vietnam, and China). Furthermore, BelExpo organizes most of the exhibitions that are staged in Belarus.

Address: 14 Pieramozcaŭ Pr.

How to get there:

Metro — Niamiha, then buses 24, 57, 91 and trolleybuses 12, 29, 40 from “Opierny Teatr”; car: GPS coordinates 53.907519, 27.559999.

28. Minsk-Arena

Minsk-Arena is a major sports and recreation facility in Minsk, one of the leading ice hockey arenas of Europe in terms of the seating capacity. The facility comprises a sportx and entertainment arena, velodrome, and a skating stadium. The construction of the giant high-tech structure began in 2006 and ended in 2010. Minsk Arena hosted some of the games of 2014 IIHF World Championship.

The facility plays host to major sporting events and concerts. Furthermore, visitors can ride bikes, skate, play badminton and many other sports.

Address: 111 Pieramozcaŭ Pr.

How to get there:

Buses № 1 and 119 to “Minsk-Arena.”

29. National Library

The National Library is the main scientific library of Belarus and a cultural heritage site. The rhombicuboctahedron is 74 meters high. The project was developed back in 1988; however, the landmark was completed only 15 years later.

Late at night, the library is illuminated and features inscriptions and Belarusian folk patterns.

Guided tours to the observation deck of the library and the book museum are available subject to prior booking. To get to the observation deck, you will need to take the glass elevator to the 22nd floor. The schedule of visits of the observation deck is from 12:00 to 23:00 (the last tour begins at 22:30).

Address: 116 Niezaliežnasci P.

Opening hours: Mon – Fri from 10:00 to 21:00. Sat – Sun to 18:00.

Website: nlb.by.

How to get there:

Metro — Ushod Station; trolleybuses 41, 42 to “Nacyjanalnaja Biblijateka”; buses 15, 27, 80, 91 to  “Nacyjanalnaja Biblijateka”, buses 25, 34, 64, 87, 95, 113S, 145S, 165 to “Filimonava”; car: GPS coordinates: 53.931105, 27.646045.