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Minsk Belarus

Minsk combines the majesty of Soviet architecture with an abundance of sporting arenas and green spaces to offer a wholesome experience to visitors. The vibe of the city is both relaxed and exciting, making for an idyllic tourism destination in Belarus.

Across the bustling squares and avenues of Minsk, you’ll find a bevy of Brutalist and Stalinist Empire style buildings. On a stroll along Independence Avenue, you can spot some of the top architectural sights of Minsk, such as the Central Post Office, Victory Square – with the Victory Monument – and Saint Simon and Saint Helena Church built in the neo-Gothic style. The National Library of Republic of Belarus, shaped like a cut diamond, National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and Independence Palace are other noteworthy buildings.

An invigorating walk through the Belarusian capital's parks will provide a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. At Gorky Park, you can relax under the trees, head to the observatory and planetarium or savour sweeping views of the surroundings – especially at night – from a Ferris wheel. Loshitsa Park has gardens, walking and biking paths, gazebos and a historical mansion to explore.

A range of indoor sporting venues dot the city of Minsk and most are located along Pobeditelei Avenue. Minsk Sports Palace is popular for hosting events ranging from hockey tournaments to beauty pageants. Minsk-Arena nearby is renowned as a skating stadium and a concert arena where the likes of Elton John and Shakira have performed.


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