Book Flights to Minsk
Minsk is the capital city of Belarus that hardly finds its way under the radar of travelers. Much of this unfamiliarity can be credited to the gloomy Soviet past. Also, the city was destroyed several times by earthquakes and WWII marring its beauty completely. But, that’s a thing of the past now. The city has risen like a phoenix from its ashes. Today, Minsk has put behind its dreary reputation and embarked on the journey of being a progressive, modern and clean city. The city has a lot of history rolled up its sleeve and you can find out all that there is to know about the Soviet and Lukashenko periods at the museums and culturally important sites. However, that is not to say that the city is boring. Come evenings and you can bask in the glory of every cosmopolitan delight one can think of. So, book a cheap flight to Minsk and explore the least explored city in Europe.
Know More about Minsk
Minsk was one of those last European cities to achieve freedom from the suffocating dictatorship of Stalin. Therefore, whatever little survived of the city during the WWII bombings is reflective of the Soviet style of architecture. But, since it is a city that’s rebuilt completely and has taken a plunge out of its turbulent past, visitors can only expect to see a city that does not lack in the entertainment quotient. The city has some amazing restaurants, cafés and bars where travelers can spend a good time chilling. The food served are rich in local flavors and something you must relish during your stay. There are also a good number of public events and concerts that take place round the year to keep the locals and travelers engaged and entertained. So, book cheap flight tickets to the city and have a good time.
Popular Tourist Attractions
Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War
Opened to public in 1944, the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War was the first museum in the world to give a detailed account of the heinous atrocities inflicted on Belarus and the courage it showed in fighting off the Nazis. A commission was put in charge of collecting documents and materials about the Great Patriotic War. Given their efforts, the museum today has a vast collection of historical relics that articulate everything that surfaced during the Nazi occupation. The most disturbing section of the museum is however, on the concentration camps. Rent a car and drive straight to the museum to brush up your history about the events that unfurled during the Nazi rule.
National Library of Belarus
The National Library of Belarus was founded in 1922 under the name Belarusian State University Library and contained about 60,000 books at that time. However, if you look at the collection today, you’d be amazed beyond words. The library has a collection of about 10 million items that has just about everything you might want to read. However, the rare manuscripts and early printed books remain the prized possession of the library till date. The collection of the library is not the only attractive thing about it, the building in which it is housed is a sheer architectural wonder. An unusual design that embodies a mathematical system of coordinates with 8 triangular faces and 18 square faces. And as evening takes charge, the building illuminates in vibrant colors which is a sight to behold.
Minsk Botanical Garden
If you want to escape the crowds and want to spend a day amidst nature, there is no place better than Minsk Botanical Garden. The garden is adored by locals and visitors for its gorgeous beauty. Colorful flowers, plants and trees lend it an aesthetic beauty which is very calming to the senses. A small pond is situated smack dab in the heart of the garden which adds a romantic charm to the setting. The tree lined paths are perfect to take a stroll around the garden and breathe in the fresh air. You can always grab some snacks and come here for a relaxed picnic with friends and family. Many hotels are located in close proximity to the Minsk Botanical Garden. So, make hotel reservations well in advance to get a room with a view of this alluring garden.
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Book Flights to Minsk
The central part of the city is known as Independence Square. However, until 1991 it was called the Lenin Square. In the past, the square served as a venue for ceremonial gatherings such as parades and military meetings. Today, visitors can stroll around and find typical Soviet style buildings dotting the area. The Lenin statue gracing the center of the square is quite intriguing. The square is a nice place to sit back and look at the city’s fine blend of the past and the present. So, book a low cost flight to Minsk and enjoy your time in the city.