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Vilnius Private Tour: Uzhupis City Walking Tour
"Although Uzhupis (Užupis) is a vital neighbourhood in Vilnius City it beats to the rhythm of its own drum. As this neighbourhood is separated by a river from the old town it's name hails from a literal phrase “beyond the river” pronounced ‘Uzhupis’. Back in the day Uzhupis used to be a drowsy even rough neighbourhood but today it's an artists paradise and bohemian Vilnius getaway often compared to Montmartre in Paris or Kristiania in Copenhagen. Through the initiative of some Uzhupis residents
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Private Vilnius Evening Ghost Walking Tour
"Once the sun goes down and Vilnius starts revealing its dark side you will meet your local guide and enjoy a thrilling and eery evening full of stories myths and legends.First stop on the tour you will visit Vilnius Cathedral and it's square. The architecturally-stunning monument is a mixture once used to be a Pagan Shrine. As an option (additional fees apply) you can even visit the inside of the cathedral and admire a magical painting of St. Casimirus and learn all about his legend.Moving on to the Western corner of the lower castle you will listen to a tragic love-story of Lithuanian Grand Duke and his sorrow after his wife‘s death. Moving on to the Eustachy Wollowicz Palace you will learn all about the monks
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Vilnius Private Tour: Uzhupis City Walking Tour
"Although Uzhupis (Užupis) is a vital neighbourhood in Vilnius City it beats to the rhythm of its own drum. As this neighbourhood is separated by a river from the old town it's name hails from a literal phrase “beyond the river” pronounced ‘Uzhupis’. Back in the day Uzhupis used to be a drowsy even rough neighbourhood but today it's an artists paradise and bohemian Vilnius getaway often compared to Montmartre in Paris or Kristiania in Copenhagen. Through the initiative of some Uzhupis residents
From EUR11.00

More Local Customs in Minsk

Circus

Circus is very popular in Belarus. Here circus is art, tradition and cultural institution. Unlike the other cultural institutions like Philharmonic or the Opera, the Circus' season continues...
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Odiseya
Oct 20, 2013

Tide relations with Russia

We come to Belarus from Russia, on the way Moscow to Minsk in early morning by bus. And, even our organizer keep telling us to stay awake and prepare our passport there no border between today two...
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Odiseya
Oct 20, 2013

Love path

That it was a nice part of Gorky park. The 'Love Path' is a small bridge. The story attached was very romantic. This is place where lovers have been hanging padlocks and they do that since the 19th...
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Odiseya
Oct 14, 2013

Virgin Mary - Protector of Minsk

Minsk, hero city, after long atheistic period during soviet times regain its religious roots and believe. During my visit the city, I learn that Virgin Mary was considerate as protector of Minsk and...
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Odiseya
Oct 13, 2013

Pay homage to national heroes

As it was planning from beginning of construction Afghan memorial monument on Island of Tears complex it was place to remembrance and pay homage to national heroes. You can see a big garlands with...
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Odiseya
Oct 13, 2013

To come back to Minsk

Minsk follow tradition of some other places all over the world whose have a good marketing and successfully commercialized their monuments and places of interest. So, our guide are told my and my...
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Odiseya
Oct 13, 2013
 
 
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Wedding

I as notice, in Minsk weddings are huge cultural manifestation and involve not only family and friends then whole community, like in Balkan region. It held always in Saturday, because many people can...
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Oct 13, 2013

Historical and cultural heritage in Minsk

Minsk are city with long tradition. First official record of city was 1067 in the "Tale of Temporal Years" as Měneskъ (Belarussian: Мѣнескъ). It was part of principality of Polotsk at that time and it...
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Odiseya
Oct 13, 2013

Visa to Belarus

Unfortunately for almost all travellers a visa is mandatory for Belarus. We organised our visas through a travel agency in Vilnius in Lithuania, which was also the starting point for our 10 days trip...
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HORSCHECK
Feb 19, 2012

Official languages: Russian and Belarusian

As Belarus is still widely undiscovered by tourists, it is quite unsual to find anything in English language.The two official languages of Belarus are Russian and Belarusian, which are both written in...
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HORSCHECK
Feb 19, 2012

Belarusian beer

Restaurants and pubs in Belarus often offer imported beers from other countries. The Russian beer Baltika seems to be one of the most popular ones. My first proper local Belarusian beer was an...
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HORSCHECK
Feb 19, 2012

Local currency: Belarusian Ruble

Belarus is a country of cash, so credit cards are not as widely accepted as in Western Europe. The local currency of Belarus is the Belarusian Ruble, which exists since about 1992. Due to massive...
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HORSCHECK
Feb 19, 2012

See the National Art Museum

Not precisely a cultural 'tip' but I would strongly urge you to find a morning or afternoon to visit the National Art Museum. Although it is located on a grubby side street and seems to have been...
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Apr 04, 2011

NO COINS - ANYWHERE !

Money in Belarus can be confusing and difficult to deal with. The most striking thing is that they have NO Coins. You need a good-sized wallet if you are travelling here. Credit cards are not widely...
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DAO
Jun 06, 2009

Top Hotels in Minsk

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15 Storozhevskaya Ulitsa, Minsk, 220002, Belarus
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11 Nezavisimosti (Skoriny) Avenue, Minsk, 220030, Belarus
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13 Kirova str., Minsk, 220040, Belarus
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Internatsionalnaya Str. 28, Minsk, 220030, Belarus
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39 Pushkin Avenue, Minsk, 220092, Belarus
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81 Partizansky Avenue, Minsk, 220026, Belarus
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Top Things to Do in Minsk

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Modern National Library of Belarus

Byelorussians are highly critical of the Library, they call it ‘Shurik’s Sharik’ – ‘Alexander’s (Lukashenko, the president) hexagon’. Indeed, it is a hexagon, and loyalists will present is rather as...
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Belarusian Opera and Ballet Theatre

The famous Grand Opera House (the Bolshoi Theatre of Byelarus), same as the Academy of Sciences and the complex of governmental buildings at the Independence square, was designed by the talented...
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Troitskoye Predmestie - Old Town

Troitskoye Predmestye (Trinity Suburb) is name of Minsk’s old town. The name of this part of city is coming from the former Trinity Church that once stood in the area. This area was build between 1982...
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Isle of Tears

Walking around Central Minsk, perhaps on Fridays or Saturdays - you will find that there are quite a few visitors going on and off of an island through a curved bridge that connects it with the...
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Khatyn - WWII memorial

Not to be confused with KATYN, Smolensk, Russia... Built in 1969 along with another landmark - Glory Mound - Khatyn Village Memorial is dedicated to the enormous death toll of the Soviet Belarus...
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KGB Building

KGB Headquarters is located in Building 17 on Independence Avenue and overlooks the avenue, not the square. It occupies the whole block and was built in 1948 right in the middle of the ruins of the...
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HORSCHECK

"Minsk - City of grandiose Stalinist architecture"
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Odiseya

"Minsk at first sight"
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Raimix

"Minsk - charm of soviet style architecture"
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"Minsk – your next door neighbour"
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"Belarussian Capital"
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