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Tour Minsk theatrical

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Route: Minsk
Distance: 3 km
Duration: 03:30 hour
Kind: Walking Tours
Language of training: Russian

«The theater has a great future as at everything that had the great past» - Carel Capek has told once and was right. Both hundreds years ago, and today incalculable number of admirers of theater around the world. They continually hurry to majestic halls to enjoy art of transfer of emotions in dance and opera singing, in acting. Today the theater has stepped further away - we suggest to glance in a behind the scenes and to learn as each theatrical history is born, to get acquainted with actors and to learn about the great theatrical past about which the Czech writer, on the example of Belarus and Minsk spoke.

The excursion program

The excursion program - Minsk theatrical

  • Gathering the group
    Gathering the group
    It is the best of all to begin an excursion on the observation deck which was located near a city town hall (Liberty Square 2). However, according to your desire, the meeting place can be changed.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Minsk Town Hall (visual inspection)
    As well as two hundred years ago the square, and in it one of the most beautiful buildings of the city – a snow-white silhouette of the Minsk town hall flaunts here. These buildings were built only in the city received Magdeburg rights - particularly the right to self-government. It has become an integral part of the Liberty Square - the historical center of Minsk. Here to judge and pass judgment, make decisions about the fate of the city and its inhabitants. It became an integral part of Liberty Square – the historic center of Minsk. It is difficult even to present that about 2004 years ago on this place there were emptiness – the town hall destroyed in 1857 was reanimated only 147 years later. Today, the former center of city self-government – magistrate, receives guests again: on the first floor – in the museum of Minsk, on the second – in a conference room.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Freedom Square (visual inspection)
    Not each city can brag of 2 centers – the Belarusian capital was lucky here. Besides the modern center with the Government house, the historic center with a symbol of city self-government – a town hall remained. The graceful small streets surrounding it with fancy lines of houses, medieval temples and monasteries – all this gives to Liberty Square special unique color. From all city not only tourists, but also locals are flown down here to feel spirit of old times and to enjoy live music of streets.
  • Attraction
    Attraction The complex of the former Holy Spirit Monastery of Basilian (visual inspection)
    At different times the temple belonged to Greek-Catholic and Orthodox Christians, and now - to young musicians. On the waste ground in the heart of the capital the architectural masterpiece combining elements of a gothic style, the Renaissance and baroque returned (that in itself a rarity). The building of the former monastery a bazilianok where in the 16th century of the nun were engaged in guardianship of poor children, nowadays - children's music school. The men's case of the monastery played an important role in city life throughout all his life. Here at different times the Belarusian school and printing house, the library which was famous for a collection of rare manuscripts and printing books, the residence of the orthodox archbishop men's governmental a gymnasium was placed. Today is a one more key to studying of history of Minsk.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Ruins of Minsk ancient castle (visual inspection)
    The small hill on Svislochi Embankment and also the model of the base of the first city temple in natural size — here, perhaps, all that reminds today of medieval fortress. According to one of versions, ancient Mensk which was built up at merge of two rivers and is surrounded with an earth shaft is founded here. Anyway, the place this picturesque is also fanned by legends and legends.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Trinity suburb (visual inspection)
    At the beginning of the 16th century, on the hill that towered over Svislochyyu, Trinity Monastery with church was built. Around them the residential quarters were formed that and was called — Troitsk. Time kept for us the Troitsk suburb with its multi-colored lodges and quiet picturesque small streets. Today it is a monument of architecture and culture of the international value. The stylized coffee houses and the museums postpone us to a moment ago in the 16th century where day after day the great history is written.
  • Attraction
    Attraction National academic theatre of Opera and ballet
    More half a century the National academic Bolshoi Theatre of the opera and ballet welcomes guests. During the excursion you learn history of the only opera theater of Belarus. You will be acquainted with unique opportunities of a scene and subtleties of scenery. About laborious work of production of scenery and the fascinating atmosphere you will be told in a theatrical workshop. Actors of theater are known as in Belarus and is far behind her side-altars — you will be able to meet them in rehearsal halls.
  • Attraction
    In the course of the day we invite you to visit the performance of one of the theaters in Minsk: the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater, the Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater, the Belarusian State Academic Music Theater, the Republican Theater of Belarusian Drama, and the State Puppet Theater of the Republic of Belarus. Tickets are extra paid.
  • The end of the tour

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