Minsk is the capital and largest city of Belarus, located on the Svislac and the Nyamiha Rivers. As the capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus and is the administrative centre of Minsk Region and Minsk District. Population of city about 2 millions. Time calculated GMT + 3. Minsk is famous for its Soviet architecture, with big concrete buildings and wide avenues, and many hail Minsk as the most perfect example of a Soviet city. Minsk National Airport is the main international airport in Belarus, located 42 km to the east of the capital.
Minsk is a progressive, modern and clean place. Fashionable cafes, impressive restaurants and crowded nightclubs vie for your attention, while sushi bars and art galleries have taken up residence in a city centre once totally remodelled to the tastes of Stalin. Minsk is full of fountains – There are over 100 fountains dotted around the city. They even have events where they turn on lots of fountains all at once.
Minsk’s main street – (Independence Avenue) – is over 15km long – Its main street is HUGE! It dates back to 1801 and if you visit Minsk you are sure to see it.Independence Avenue crosses Minsk radially from its center towards the North-East.You can pass many tourist attractions while walking (or driving) along it, including Independence Square, KGB headquarters, October Square, Gorky Park, Yakub Kolas Square and the National Library.
The average temperatures in Minsk vary from cold to quite nice – The average temperatures in Minsk vary quite a bit. The summers are hot (hotter than that page suggests) and can be humid. However, a lot of the wintertime is spent at least several degrees minus 0!
The Wooden Holy Trinity Church
Temple-monument of All Saints
The Minsk Arena
It is one of Europe’s biggest cultural and sports facilities, a great example of Belarusian contemporary architecture. The multipurpose centre is comprised of the arena, a skating stadium, a velodrome, and a multilevel car park. The official opening ceremony of the venue took place in January 2010 as part of the Second KHL All-Star Game, featuring the teams of Jaromir Jagr and Alexei Yashin. In May 2014 Minsk Arena hosted the World Ice Hockey Championship. This venue already holded not only various shows, big exhibitions, forums but also live music Concerts of Rammstein, Sting, Joe Cocker, Jennifer Lopez, Depeche Mode, Scorpions, Linkin Park, Elton John, Jose Carreras, and Shakira.
You can continue your journey from Minsk Arena to the recreation area Drozdy to walk in the woods or take a swim in the summertime. There are several bicycle and Segway rent facilities in the area and nice bicycle paths. For swimming in any weather, go to the nearby waterpark “Lebyazhy” on the bank of the reservoir “Drozdy”. The entertainment complex can welcome up to 2 thousand people at a time. It is the first real waterpark in Belarus, the fifth largest by size in Europe. Different forms of entertainment are combined with the latest technology and high-quality service.
The National Library of Belarus
The National Library of Belarus is the biggest library in the Republic of Belarus. The library is located in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Designed by architects Mihail Vinogradov and Viktor Kramarenko, the library’s main section is 236 feet high and features 22 levels of collections along with large conference rooms that can seat 500 people. In total, the library has 8,600,000 items available in a variety of languages and types of media.
It’s a symbol of the precious knowledge stored in the books within. It was completed in 2006. It’s size and shape are unique and when the building is illuminated it steps into a class of its own. Dominating the landscape for miles around, the glowing orb has almost become more of a tourist attraction than a functional library. The second reason for visiting the library is the viewing platform on top of the building offering great views of Minsk.
Yanka Kupala park
National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus
Cathedral of the Holy Name of Mary
Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
Minsk City Hall
Tank riding at Stalin Line military complex
Stalin’s Line is an open-air military history museum. The complex created in the 1930’s was once an important part of the defence system along the western border of the Soviet Union. It was built to protect the USSR against attacks from its western enemies.
Tourists will be impressed by the huge collection of military equipment such as airplanes, cars, various defensive structures and weapons. Our guide will immerse you in history and tell you about the main characteristics of the weapon. You can wander through the trenches and climb into the military pillbox.
For an additional fee, you can shoot from empty weapons from mini to maxi calibres and ride by tanks.
Belarus Flying Tour
The Aviation Tour in Minsk (Belarus) is a chance of a lifetime to catch the passing era of classic aircrafts and to take joyride flights on helicopters and legendary planes, including Mi-26, An-12, Il-76, Yak-40 and others. The tour is also the perfect opportunity to discover a new country. In addition to the joyrides flights, participants can visit the most interesting sights of Minsk and Belarus.
Jeep tour in Minsk
During Jeep Tours in Minsk you will enjoy an adventurous ride with abandoned logging tracks, insuperable fords, marshy plains, the roar of motors and unknown places make your hearts beat harder! Varieties of natural obstacles are best suited for jeep tours: off-road, deep forest, swamps, etc. The duration of such tours can range from several hours to several days. As a rule, jeep tours are held from late spring to mid-autumn, sometimes in winter.
You need to wear comfortable clothes for traveling. The most interesting begins after a briefing on safety and a small run-in of the jeep – extreme off-road! The track passes on the real impassability: you should overcome marshes, puddles, abrupt ascents and descents, impenetrable wood. You will drive specially prepared SUVs like Jeep Cherokee. For security reason, you will have to use special helmets, safety belts.
Minsk Pub Crawl Tour
Such kind of tours are very popular in Europe and America. Usual duration of tour about 4 hours with English speaking Guides!! It is a bar party tour for visitors, Guided by expert of pub crawling, participants move from one bar to another, get to know each other!!
The bars and clubs we visit are located within walking distance. The routes are organized so that it won’t take more than 5-10 minutes walking between the bars. Guest will visit the most popular bar streets, 4 different bars and each bar may treat your local drink “Nastoika” – National product of the Republic of Belarus, bitter liquor “Belovezhskaya” is the original drink with a unique taste, achieved through excellent skills of JSC “MINSK KRISTALL ” specialists, and a balance of high quality ingredients used in optimal proportions.
Please Note: To get permission to enter each bar:
a. There is face control and dress code in each bar.
- If you’re in a sporty clothes as well as if you drink much you may not be allowed to the bar.
- All the participants must be 18 years old and more Casual style in clothes.