Minsk is a lively City where you can enjoy great ballet and opera performances, have a trip to the circus, or visit lovely gardens.
Minsk Car Hire
Wherever you are in Minsk, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Minsk car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Here are some of the places that you can visit during your time in the City:
National Art Museum of Belarus
This Museum houses beautiful collections of art where you can see works including a large collection of Belarusian art such as paintings, icons, sculptures, chess figures, jewellery and embroidery. Other collections include Russian art, European art as well as Oriental art from the 1300’s to the 1900’s including porcelain, wood carving and textiles.
National Historical Museum of Belarus
At this Museum visitors can see a broad range of collections displaying the history and culture of Belarus. Some of the collections here include traditional Belarusian costumes, coins, maps, furniture, military artefacts, portraits of nobles of Belarus from the 1600’s to the 1700’s, ceramics, manuscripts and farming tools.
The National Academic Bolshoi Ballet and Theatre Company
You can come and watch a performance in this elegant building, and see a ballet by this renowned company, along with theatre, opera and classical concerts. Performances you can enjoy range from Swan Lake to The Magic Flute and Carmen to Romeo and Juliet.
A place to come for all ages to visit the varied range of animals here, and includes a tropical pavilion where you can see many South American animals along with attractive waterfalls and aquariums with tropical fish. The Zoo offers a number of classes in which you can learn more about the animals, and in summer there are also a number of rides to enjoy.
Belarusian State Circus
Housed in a splendid Neo-classical style circular building by Gorky Park, this is a great place to come and watch the range of circus acts, perfect for all the family. Among the entertainment, you can see aerial gymnastics, rope walking, animals, dancing and fire eating.
Central Botanical Garden
You can come to this botanical garden to see lovely collections of plants and flowers in attractive surroundings. The Garden includes a greenhouse where there are many tropical and sub-tropical plants and varieties of citrus fruits, and other displays to see include medicinal plants, and colourful flowers including roses, rhododendrons and clematis.
Founded at the start of the 19th century, this Park was later named Gorky Park in recognition of the Russian writer, Maxim Gorky. Along with the attractive trees and quiet spaces, there is an amusement park where you can find a ferris wheel from which you’ll have great views across the city. In the Park is also an observatory and planetarium, along with an indoor skating rink.
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