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Sightseeing tour of Minsk + shopping (from Volma)

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Route: Minsk
Distance: 160 km
Duration: 06:30 hour
Excursion subject: Excursions in Minsk
Kind: Bus tours
Language of training: Russian

During the excursion Minsk will open before you the person: wide avenues and cozy streets, a variety of architectural complexes and parks. For the long story of existence the city was repeatedly destroyed, burned, but every time it revived and built up. And today Minsk is a modern European megalopolis with the multimillion population. He develops and becomes promptly more beautiful, combining greatness of heritage of old times and an innovatorsky thought of the present.

The excursion program

The excursion program- Sightseeing tour of Minsk + shopping (from Volma)

  • Gathering the group
    Gathering the group
  • Moving
    Moving in Minsk (50 km)
  • Attraction
    Attraction Railway terminus in Minsk (visual inspection)
    The railway station is a real business card of the city, since it is the first to see it coming from various places travelers and guests.
    The Minsk railway station was built in 2001 and can accommodate up to 7,000 passengers at the same time. After a long journey from the colorful tower, after experiencing repeated restructuring, the station appeared in the form of a building with a modern design and glass stained glass windows through which you can admire the symbol of the city - the gates of Minsk.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Independence Square (visual inspection)
    If outcomes of roads are thought up for unloading of streets, then the area – for «unloading» and rest of people. One of them – Independence Square. Having taken a place of honor in the downtown, it collected around itself a set of sights: the most beautiful church of Minsk and the oldest university, government buildings and the biggest monument to Lenin in the former Soviet Union. The modern landscape was added by lawns of greens and fountains, cozy shops and glass domes of the three-storyed shallow city – Shopping Center Stolitsa.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Government house (visual inspection)
    The Government House is a monument of architecture of constructivism, built in 1934, is the largest building in the Belarusian architecture in the interwar period. Its volume is 240 thousand cubic meters. Despite the fact that its large size, the cold gray tones of the stone plaster and some crushing of the volumes, the building does not seem bulky and heavy.
    Currently, the legislative body of state power operates here - the Parliament, the central executive body - the Council of Ministers, other state institutions.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Church of Saints Simeon and Elena in Minsk (A red church) (visual inspection)
    The church of Saints Simeon and Elena received a "national" name of the Red church not accidentally. The festive, solemn and "rich" image of the temple built of red color of a brick decorates one of main squares of Minsk. However very tragic story about the died children of a fundator is behind fine neoromance architecture. Do not concede to exteriors magnificence and interiors of the Red church. Its main relic - the copy of the Turin shroud transferred from Italy in 2002. Near a church, in memory of the dead at nuclear bombing, "the Bell of Nagasaki" which everyone can call is established.
  • 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 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 Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (visual inspection)
    Cathedral, as if music which was by miracle embodied in a stone. It is heard from far away and pleases us when much of surrounding architecture is dissonant to this sublime feeling. The harmony of its appearance, softness of an outline of its bell towers, contrasts with rough, angular forms of buildings which are near the temple. Sacred Spirits the cathedral attracts attention from far away, towering on the high hill over Liberty Square.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary (visual inspection)
    The cathedral church of Blessed Virgin of Maria decorates one of streets of the historic center of Minsk. In spite of the fact that its main volume "is hidden" among ordinary building, it, undoubtedly, fixes eyes of passersby. The church of the monastery of Jesuits built at the beginning of the 18th century, stores history and, the transferred from Rome, Saint Felitsian's relics. And here its shape, graceful elements of architecture and "ZD" frescos were carefully kept for us by architects of the fiftieth when "masked" the temple under a Stalin empire style.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Upper Town of Minsk
    Upper Town of Minsk - this is its historical center, which every tourist considers to be an obligatory point in his traveler's diary, as well as a favorite place for rest among the Minsk residents.
    Represents a whole complex of old buildings of the XVI - XVIII centuries. Walking along its picturesque, cobbled streets, you will see the Minsk Town Hall, the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Basilian monastery, shopping arcade, the building of the Minsk theater.
  • Attraction
    Attraction Trinity suburb
    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 Victory Park
    Victory Park - the largest recreation area of ​​the city, stretching for 10 km along Pobediteley Avenue, an area of ​​about 200 hectares. It was founded in 1945 in honor of the victory of the Soviet people over fascist Germany.
    In 2008-2011, the park was reconstructed, recreated sports grounds, built a pedestrian bridge to the Bird Island and reconstructed a bridge to the Komsomol Island, where a real gym under the open sky is now equipped. The rescue station was reconstructed, embankments, several fountains were equipped, the ship "Nowy Nyasvizh" began to run along the lake. On the renovated beach installed a water slide, a fort, a river lighthouse, umbrellas, cabins, showers and gazebos.
    On September 20, 2013 the park was named the Museum and Park Complex "Victory".
  • Attraction
    Attraction A sports complex Minsk-Arena
    It is continually heard here «White-blue – the strongest!» The home arena of HK «Dynamo» and one of the most modern constructions of Europe, for holding the international sporting and cultural and entertaining events – the Multipurpose cultural and sports Minsk arena complex. The architect Valery Kutsko created a unique monument of modern architecture – style hi-tech. The arena surpasses by the beauty, design, functionality all previous sports constructions of Belarus. Since 2010 it became the platform of a set of world and significant sports competitions and the largest concert venue. A row located the avenue of Sports glory and a stele «Triumph».
  • Attraction
    Attraction Victory Square
    Victory Square welcomes with solemn greatness inhabitants and guests of the Belarusian capital. In the center her 38-meter obelisk and an eternal flame. Here each 15 minutes the guard of honor is replaced - the Minsk school students in any weather pay a tribute to the memory of heroes. Exactly here veterans, Minskers, guests of the capital come from year to year to honor memory of millions of dead during the Great Patriotic War. And underground, where the underground passage is located, the ring gallery and the memorial hall with an eternal flame of memory is built. You learn about what tells symbolics of an obelisk and the area from the guide.
  • Attraction
    Attraction National Library of Belarus
    «You love the book because it - a source of wisdom, knowledge and science, medicine as a hobby» - was recommended to us by the Belarusian first printer Francis Scorina. He will meet you at a main entrance in National library of Belarus. It became not only storage of any type of books, but also a monument of modern architecture. To look at it guests of their different cities and countries of the world gather. And the open survey area where from height of 73 meters it is possible to look at Minsk crowns her - excellent types will open to you as in day, and in the evening. If desired you can visit her on the end of an excursion.
  • Free time
    Free time
  • Moving
    Moving in (50 km)
  • The end of the tour

Map of the tour route Sightseeing tour of Minsk + shopping (from Volma)