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How to spend top weekend in Minsk - ideas on extraordinary attractions and sites

Minsk, Belarus Minsk is a wonderful city that not only boasts classic cultural landmarks, but also has tons of interesting, unexplored places that few tourists are aware of. Want to walk around uncrowded, deserted areas? Go to the Cemetery of Tower Cranes located near the city pond and Uralskaya street. There used to be several thriving factories on the site, but today, there are just fifteen cranes frozen in different poses. The unique landmark can be seen from afar, so it’s easy to find it. Local authorities are getting ready for a complete eradication of former factory grounds, so many people hurry to visit the abandoned place and take stunning photos of the cranes, which weigh about 3,000 tons altogether.
Local culture is a unique mix of pagan and Slavic traditions. Although most natives are Christians, they continue revering their ancestors’ traditions and respect pagan culture. All … Open
Even lively, crowded Minsk has monuments that only a few know about. The monument to a Möbius strip located in the yard of the National Academy of Sciences is a great example. The Academy building is surrounded by a beautiful park, where a unique, unconventional monument—a large metal strip with a ball attached to a stone—is hiding among numerous trees. The monument was opened in 2009 on the occasion of the Academy’s 80th anniversary.
Love offbeat excursions? Then you should definitely visit Minsk’s most famous public toilet. It’s located in Central Square near Oktyabrskaya Square. The toilet is situated in a noticeable historic building. According to certain data, it was opened over a hundred years ago. The historic lavatory has its own interesting legend. According to legend, the construction of the toilet was funded by famous architect Stenkevich. He built a luxurious house for a wealthy citizen, who refused to pay him after the building was completed. Then the offended architect decided to build a miniature copy of his mansion in the park and make a public toilet there. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
A tour around Minsk available to tourists is very interesting and diverse. The city offers a lot to see: there are priceless architectural monuments of past centuries, important historic … Open
The House of Masons built in 1817 is the most mysterious landmark in Minsk. At first, people didn’t know what the construction was meant for. Rumour had it that the building belonged to the Masonic Order and was used for their secret meetings. Just recently, the assumptions have proved to be true, when the renovation of the building began. It turned out that the building had been shaped like the Masonic Cross, and all the large windows had been bricked up from inside. Today, the mysterious building houses a most interesting museum.
Fans of Viktor Tsoi’s music also visit Belarus. There’s a very symbolic monument cherished by all music aficionados in the city. It’s the Tsoi Wall located on Oktyabrskaya Square. In 1990, local fans decorated concrete slabs of a fence with commemorative inscriptions and portraits of the rock singer. Today, anyone can go to the monument and leave an autograph on it. Many people try to visit the important place on 21 June, the musician’s birthday.
Staying in Minsk, travellers can visit a huge number of entertainment and sports centres as well as any of the numerous bars and clubs. Visitors to the Bronx club can not only enjoy … Open
Having walked around unusual places, it’s time to drop into one of Minsk’s original cafes. For example, Cafe Garage is a great choice. It’s an original and incredibly cosy place with a casual atmosphere. Its main feature is the original themed interior. One of the main decorations of the hall is a retro car. The cafe often offers interesting deals and organizes days of sales, so it’s popular with thrifty tourists and local residents. Those were just a few of the unique places and landmarks that you can visit in Minsk.
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Riding a Quad Bike and a Kart

Do you like driving at high speed? You should visit the Kvadroextrim club during your vacation in Minsk. You can take part in races or ride off-road, sitting behind the wheel of a two-seat four-wheel-drive quad. It can reach a speed of 90 kilometers per hour. The club staff will provide you with all the necessary equipment. They will also give instructions, organize night skiing, or complete a quest. Kvadroway and Quadro Tour clubs also operate in the city.
1. All large hotels, shopping malls, and restaurants accept international credit cards. If you need cash, you can get it from one of the numerous ATMs that can be found near all large … Open
If you prefer racing cars you should visit the karting club "Cartland" in Minsk. A two-level highway with straight high-speed sections, sharp turns, dizzy descents, and ascents is equipped there. Its length is 500 meters. You can also get a thrill in bad weather. You should visit the indoor karting club "Fast and Furious" for this purpose.
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Visit the Rope Park and Climbing Walls of Minsk

If you come to the country club "Festival" you will be able to pass one of the 3 rope trails. The "Extreme" obstacle course is the most difficult of them. It consists of 9 stages. They are located at the height of the 3rd floor. Its length is 87 meters. The rope town is also equipped at the Logoisk Ski Resort. There are rope trails in the entertainment center "0.67". There are also trolls here. It is a descent from a height of 12 meters on a rope made of steel. You can also visit the climbing wall. It has a height of 9 meters. You can feel like a rock climber in the Trapeze club. You will choose a suitable route that matches your fitness level.
The tourists that love shopping usually start their walk around Minsk with a visit to GUM. When it opened in 1951, it had a distinctively luxurious interior design. It was this place that … Open

Zorbing

The entertainment center "0.67" is located 4 kilometers from Minsk. Its employees are happy to offer you exciting entertainment. This is a rolling down in zorb. It is a transparent sphere with a diameter of 3 meters. Another sphere is located inside it. It is designed for 1-2 passengers. It is separated from the outer sphere by "rafters" made of rubber. They perform a protective function. You will be able to ride on the water surface and make extreme descents from steep hills and hillsides while in this huge ball. You can also rent a zorb in the capital of Belarus. You should contact the “Zorbing” club for this purpose.

Airsoft Club “Caliber”

If you want to feel like a soldier you should visit the “Caliber” club. A team game called airsoft will be organized on a specially equipped site or polygon there. The game is played in different scenarios. They depend on the knowledge, preferences, and experience of the players. It's like a paintball. But its rules are more complex and interesting.
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 … Open
The main difference of the game is that the "battle" is not limited only to shooting with the goal of "killing" the enemy. You can get a form that matches the selected scenario. You will also get weapons. Cartridges fly out of it due to a push of compressed air or a mixture of gases. They don't get the clothes dirty. An experienced instructor will tell you about the rules of "battle". He will teach you how to use an air rifle. The "war" will begin after that.
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Go Diving with Dolphins

The “Frogs” diving center is located in Minsk. You will be able to make a trial scuba dive to a depth of 6 meters there. It will last 40 minutes. You can also do underwater photography. You can take not only a training session in diving but also book a tour to the warm sea or go for a dive in one of the Belarusian reservoirs in the diving center "Ocean". However, if you decide to visit the “Nemo” Dolphinarium you will get the opportunity to scuba dive in the company of dolphins.
In Minsk, everyone can pick entertainment for his liking. The Minsk Zoo is exceedingly popular among travelers with children. This zoo is not very big, but has a beautiful design and an … Open

Conquering the Sky over Minsk

If you visit the Borovoy Minsk Aero club you will get the opportunity to make an independent parachute jump or in a pair with an instructor. Not only parachuting but also traveling on a glider that does not have a motor is waiting for you in the "Sky Madness" club. However, there is another entertainment related to the air element in Minsk. This is a hot air balloon ride. You will be able to order it in "Aerotour-Balloons".
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Notable celebrations and festivals in Belarus

From September to November, fans of Asian culture meet in Borisov, Mogilev, Gomel, and Minsk. An Aikido master class usually opens the Festival of Japanese Autumn. Visitors can attend an exhibition of Japanese graphics of the 70s of the previous century. A 3D scanner makes copies of the exhibited items. Guests are welcome to participate in numerous discussions and lectures. Concerts of Japanese musicians have also become popular during the event. Attendees can also participate in sports competitions in the style of the Land of the Rising Sun. Among other activities available to visitors, it is important to mention tea ceremonies with detailed explanations and ikebana master classes. … Open
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Reykjavik to Host Two Important Esports Events

Riot Games is bringing two major esports events to Iceland for the first time. The contests will take place in the Laugardalshöll indoor sporting arena in Reykjavik. It was not easy to be selected for these events as League of Legends and Valorant are extremely popular games with a big fan base around the world. Fifteen cities were competing in the bidding process but Reykjavik was selected. Read this

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