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Sightseeing in Minsk - what to see. Complete travel guide

The ancient city with an interesting history, Minsk is famous by numerous cultural centers and great atmosphere that is perfect for relaxed rest. Minsk was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War; today only several buildings of the 17th century belong to the oldest architectural monuments. All other monuments have been destroyed.
However, there are truly many remarkable places in the city. The most important religious landmark is Holy Spirit Cathedral, the main item of which is the icon of Our Lady. It was made back in 1500 and was carefully kept by monks during the difficult times of war. Castle of Mir is a no less important architectural structure. This castle was built by the order of Prince Ilyinich. During its long history the castle has been repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. The first version of the palace has been done in Gothic style, and the modern palace features the combination of Baroque and Renaissance styles. The Obelisk of Victory is one of the most symbolic monuments of Minsk. This monument was built in 1954 in honor of soldiers who died during World War II.
Yanka Kupala Park remains the best place for walks. On the territory of this park you will also find numerous monuments and beautiful fountains. Continuing the talk about the cultural program, it is worth mentioning widest choice of museums. The National Museum of History and Culture remains the most popular for many years. Here are stored various types of exhibitions - a collection of coins, national costumes, paintings, archaeological finds and heraldry. It is also recommended to visit the Bogdanovich Museum of Literature, State Literary Museum of Yanka Kupala, National Art Museum of Belarus and Wankowicz Museum. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Survived castles around Minsk
♥   Castle 'Pischalauski' , 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Niasvizh Castle' , 94.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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National Library of Belarus

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Next to the library building was the wonderful landscaped garden, which became the favorite resort for tourists as well as the local residents. For a relatively little money, all interested can visit the library. Another attractive 'tourist' object is the large viewing platform on the last floor of the building. The National Library of Belarus is the largest library of the CIS countries, and the building, which serves as its location, is considered one of the most beautiful modern buildings in Minsk. … Read further

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