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Day Tour around Vilnius city and Trakai Castle
"Tour starts by discovering Vilnius old town: from classical Town Hall the small church of St. Anna - a gem of Gothic architecture old Vilnius University central Cathedral square. Then move to ""another"" republic of Lithuania - Uzupis area with its Angel and unique constitution. Church of St. Peter and Paul - one of the most beautiful catholic Church also be visited on the tour. After that you explore Vilnius surroundings - unique geological monument - Puckoriai exposure with its enchantin authentic Exile Memorial which reminds the painful part of Lithuanian history. Besides you visit literary Markuciai Manor
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Private Vilnius Old Town Walking Tour
"On this private tour you will see all of the main symbols of the city architectural and historical landmarks and other interesting objects of present life in the city and its citizens as well as places which big groups can't visit.This private walking tour starts at the very heart of Vilnius - the Valley of Shventa and will hopefully serve as a good starting point from which to explore the city further on your own."""This private walking tour starts at the very heart of Vilnius - the Valley of Shventaragis and finishes at the miraculous image of the Madonna in Gate of Dawn.title=Highlights&1=Private+2.5-hour+walking+tour+of+Vilnius+Old+Town&2=Explore+Vilnius%E2%80%99+historic+Old+Town+with+a+private+guide&3=Admire+famous+landmarks+such+as+Gediminas%27+Tower%2C+the+Presidential+Palace+and+Vilnius+Cathedral&4=Gain+insight+int
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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59, Pobediteley Ave, Minsk, 220035, 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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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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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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Victory Square

Victory square is actually first thing that I saw in Minsk. Fascinate and familiar socialistic architecture. We arrived in Minsk early in the morning. Even was summer it was could so we all enjoy in...
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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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Red Church - Chyrvoni Kastel

The church of Sts. Simon & Helena or simple call The red brick church is main catholic church in the city and one of main touristic attraction on Independence square. During its existence, the...
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"Minsk - City of grandiose Stalinist architecture"
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"Minsk at first sight"
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"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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