The beginning of the excursion: 10:00 am
Starting point: Minsk, Surazh street, 10 (Metro Culture Institut)
Distance: 60 km; 3.5 hours
Price for adults: 30.00 rub.
Price for children: 29.00 rub.
Welcome to our sightseeing tour of Minsk, the capital of Belarus. In the course of our tour you will get a glimpse of the best of Minsk’s attractions. You will see its magnificent avenues and squares and its historical downtown area, get acquainted with Minsk’s diversity of architectural styles, stroll in the shade of its beautiful parks and find a lot more that makes up the essence of our nation’s capital. In addition, you will also gain an insight into the history and culture of the Belorussian people.
Privokzalnaya Square – the person of the city, the place of meetings and wires. As a human face, it grows old and changes from time and events. However talent and skill architects inhale in it new life again and again. And today, at an exit from one of the best stations of Europe, before you magnificent «gate of the city», the spacious area and the developed infrastructure open. The modern building of the railway station organically fits into ensemble of magnificent Stalin classicism.
Independence Square. If outcomes of roads are thought up for unloading of streets, then the area – for «unloading» and rest of people. One of them – Independence Square. Having taken a place of honor in the downtown, it collected around itself a set of sights: the most beautiful church of Minsk and the oldest university, government buildings and the biggest monument to Lenin in the former Soviet Union. The modern landscape was added by lawns of greens and fountains, cozy shops and glass domes of the three-storyed shallow city – Shopping Center Stolitsa.
Nezavisimosti Avenue (visual inspection). The eponymous handout originates from Independence Square though earlier it changed the name 14 times. It is the central and largest highway of Minsk, the large-scale work of art and the keeper of memory. He remembers a great number of politicians, writers, artists … Nezavisimosti Avenue - the only example of so long site of urban development where it was succeeded to keep unity of a form and style fully. The avenue applied for entering into the List of the World heritage of UNESCO.
Freedom Square. Not each city can brag of 2 centers – the Belarusian capital was lucky here. Besides the modern center with the Government house, the historic center with a symbol of city self-government – a town hall remained. The graceful small streets surrounding it with fancy lines of houses, medieval temples and monasteries – all this gives to Liberty Square special unique color. From all city not only tourists, but also locals are flown down here to feel spirit of old times and to enjoy live music of streets.
Ruins of Minsk ancient castle (visual inspection). The small hill on Svislochi Embankment and also the model of the base of the first city temple in natural size – here, perhaps, all that reminds today of medieval fortress. According to one of versions, ancient Mensk which was built up at merge of two rivers and is surrounded with an earth shaft is founded here. Anyway, the place this picturesque is also fanned by legends and legends.
Trinity suburb. At the beginning of the 16th century, on the hill that towered over Svislochyyu, Trinity Monastery with church was built. Around them the residential quarters were formed that and was called – Troitsk. Time kept for us the Troitsk suburb with its multi-colored lodges and quiet picturesque small streets. Today it is a monument of architecture and culture of the international value. The stylized coffee houses and the museums postpone us to a moment ago in the 16th century where day after day the great history is written.
Island of courage and sorrow. At an entrance a big boulder with the walled icon. Under an icon the text: «To the sons who died in Afghanistan the temple is built it. That the evil was not neither on the, nor on others earth». And a black kaplitsa with a bell and the crying guardian angel … This place of memory and grief about 3 thousand Belarusian children that will of destiny became soldiers internationalists and died in the mountain wild land. It is the Island of courage and grief – the island got down.
A sports complex Minsk-Arena. It is continually heard here «White-blue – the strongest!» The home arena of HK «Dynamo» and one of the most modern constructions of Europe, for holding the international sporting and cultural and entertaining events – the Multipurpose cultural and sports Minsk arena complex. The architect Valery Kutsko created a unique monument of modern architecture – style hi-tech. The arena surpasses by the beauty, design, functionality all previous sports constructions of Belarus. Since 2010 it became the platform of a set of world and significant sports competitions and the largest concert venue. A row located the avenue of Sports glory and a stele «Triumph».
National Library of Belarus. «You love the book because it - a source of wisdom, knowledge and science, medicine as a hobby» - was recommended to us by the Belarusian first printer Francis Scorina. He will meet you at a main entrance in National library of Belarus. It became not only storage of any type of books, but also a monument of modern architecture. To look at it guests of their different cities and countries of the world gather. And the open survey area where from height of 73 meters it is possible to look at Minsk crowns her - excellent types will open to you as in day, and in the evening. If desired you can visit her on the end of an excursion.
Note: The time is approximate! The travel agency reserves the right to change the order of visiting objects (excursions) and make some changes to the program without reducing the volume and quality of services. The company is not responsible for delays caused by weather conditions, traffic jams, force majeure situations, and other circumstances beyond the control of the company.