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Best Free Tours in Minsk
While the capital of Belarus conjures up images of a cold, grey, stoic landscape, the reality could not be further from the truth. Minsk was completely destroyed in the Second World War, so the past has been buried in the foundations of the grand Stalinist architecture that lines the streets. Join one of the Free Tours in Minsk and broaden your knowledge of the Soviet and Lukashenko periods. The best way to explore the city is to join the Essential Minsk City Tour. It is an enjoyable tour of all the key monuments and some secret places of the historical center together with a local guide who is passionate about his city. You will enjoy the opportunity to talk with a local about the real life in modern Minsk.
Highlights of a Free Tour in Minsk
Minsk Free Walking Tour are perfect for those seeking to broaden their knowledge of the Soviet and Lukashenko periods. The city has the world’s largest collection of Stalinist architecture and it’s a treat for architecture buffs! Take a look at the KGB headquarters, October Cinema, and the striking National Library, among many others. Lee Harvey Oswald’s former residence is well worth a visit for those interested in the presidential assassin’s refuge following his defection to the Soviet Union. Beyond the soviet era, Free Walking Tours in Minsk will help you explore the city from different perspectives. You can visit the Jewish cemetery and the last remaining synagogue to understand the Jewish influence in the city (up until the end of the 19th century, the Jewish community constituted 51% of the population).
Things to Do in Minsk
For the young at heart, the city offers many places to let the proverbial hair down at night, notably Sweet & Sour — a reputable cocktail bar where the best drinks are kept off the menu. Minsk is also something of a shopper’s super-highway, with the Stolitsa Shopping Centre and Minskikh Maestroy, a huge outdoor souvenir market offering a range of gifts. Pick up some Soviet posters, antique coins, or whatever takes your fancy. Whilst you are in Minsk, take a day trip out to Mir Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This incredible 16th century fortification is one of the most important attractions in Belarus. Spend the day strolling through the beautiful gardens and admiring the huge artificial lake.