Minsk, which is a very safe and clean city if we compare it to neighboring capital cities like Kiev, Ukrain or Moscow, Russia. Minsk is located on the southeastern slope of the Minsk Hills, a region of rolling hills running from the southwest which makes it a very beautiful eco-tourism city.
This city was 80% destroyed during World War II. It is a wonderful place to visit for those interested in the Soviet Union and are interested in seeing it almost alive. English is rarely spoken, and tourism is not a priority in Minsk. It would be wise to learn some key phrases in Russian (which is the default language, but Belarusian may also be spoken or understood.
Botanical Garden, Minsk
With its collection of plant species and cultivars from all round the world , the Minsk Botanical Garden is one of the biggest green areas of the city center. The Garden is full of varieties of tree, shrub and flower. There are 10,000 different plant species at the Garden, some entirely extinct in the wild. From the beautifully tended parkland there are views on a lake with swans in it.
The Independence Square, Minsk
Just like the Times Square in Newyork. In Minsk there is The Independence Square.Being the main architectural accent of the post-war period, the Independence square is a good starting point for a walk over the Independent Avenue. Moreover, it is one of the biggest squares in Europe. The Independence Square is famous for its Red Church and Government house that are considered to be a visiting card of Minsk.
Stalin’s Line Open Air Museum, Minsk
Stalin’s Line is an open-air museum, It was founded in memory of Minsk defenders. The basis of the exposition is original pillboxes. All entrenchments and communication trenches with rifle-pits for machine-guns and with blind ages and recesses for ammunition were reconstructed according to the designs of the year 1940.
The park of military equipment of different years is of special importance in the museum. It is the most complete exposition in the Republic of Belarus of all artillery and military equipment, which was adopted in different years, beginning from the war times. It consisted from twenty three fortified regions including more than four thousand permanent weapon emplacements.
National Library of Belarus, Minsk
Love to read books? National Library is main information and cultural center of the Belarus, The National Library of Belarus is also architectural symbol of the Belarusian capital city . Besides serving its function as a library, it is a city attraction. This original structure is considered to be one of the most Unusual buildings of the world.
Khatyn is a State Memorial Complex. It has become a symbol of the tragedy of the Belarusian people, who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the victory was constructed at the place of the destroyed village of Khatyn. The memorial has 26 chimneys with bells – one for each of the houses in the village – which ring out every hour. Each chimney has a plaque remembering the family members who died. Khatyn has become a symbol of all the 618 Belarusian burned villages and their inhabitants, and the 185 villages that were never rebuilt.
The memorial complex which embodies the idea of courage and rebelliousness of the people who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the victory was constructed at the place of the destroyed village of Khatyn
There is a 6m bronze statue called “The Unconquered Man” who embodies the idea of courage and rebelliousness of Belarusian people.