What are the attractions you can visit for free in Belarus
Belarus - one of the most popular among Russians countries to visit for a short time due to its proximity and low prices. We'll show you how to make your trip to the neighboring country is even cheaper.
Minsk boulders Museum
Where: md. Uruchcha Str. Akademika Kuprevich near Minsk ring road, it is more convenient to reach by m. "Borisov Tract".
Belarusian Stonehenge - is artificially formed landscape, which is dominated by stones. Giant boulders (there are more than 2500) brought in 1985 from Belarus. Stones, track, green areas together constitute giant map Belarus, where m 1 is 2 km. The border is framed as a low hedge. Regional centers can be identified in groups of three blue spruce. River - along the paths strewn with small stones.
Visit the park can be free at any time of the day, even in the autumn mushrooms across the surrounding edges. Well, have a picnic here is just great!
Gomel park at the palace Rumyantsev - Paskevich
Where: Pl. Lenin, 4.
Gomel was presented by Catherine the Great to her favorite Count Rumyantsev Transdanubia after victories over Turkey. Immediately they started to rebuild the palace. The external decor is made entirely in the style of early classicism, though the palace was repeatedly reconstructed frequently changing owners. But the park is divided only by the middle of the XIX century.
Now the palace Rumyantsev - Paskevich - the main attraction of Gomel. Also in the park is the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Vyatkovskogo branch of the museum, a winter garden and a viewing platform overlooking the entire park and the river Sozh. Visiting the palace is paid, but you can walk in the park as much as necessary: it is always beautiful, but it is especially good in the summer. In ponds swans, oduryayusche - exactly as in the famous song - it smells fragrant acacia. The park is a botanical monument of nature: many trees here for 150-160 years.
Grodno Kolozhskaya church
Where: Str. Kolosha 8.
On the territory of Belarus is full of churches - not only the Orthodox, but also of other faiths. But still one of the most interesting for the traveler is the St. Boris and Gleb Kolozhskaya Church - the pearl of ancient Grodno. It was built in the XII century in Romanesque style, and masonry still remembers the days of ancient Russia.
Kalozha feature of the church is a large number of ceramic vessels, resonators, which are embedded in the walls of the cathedral and go outside necks, creating a unique acoustics in the room. The facades are decorated with inlays of polished stones and multi-colored majolica tiles in the shape of crosses.
The church is located on the high bank of Castle Hill on the river Neman. Since it is also a legend of the jewels hidden in the dungeons of the church, and ill-Pan, who killed a lot of people to get to the gold, that was not possible.
Minsk underground street
Where: Oktyabrskaya Str.
If you're interested in something modern, you are welcome in Minsk on October street. Once there frequent trams, drove thousands of people to the factories. But after the collapse of the Soviet Union, most of the factories in the area became totally unneeded, and tram line closed.
However, a few years ago, residents of Minsk decided to breathe new life into the old walls. The factory building of dark red bricks gave the area a unique charm. Several young businessmen have opened here, alternative cafes, which quickly gained popularity among young people in Minsk. Factory walls decorated with graffiti and huge bright mural (as opposed to the classic graffiti, which used line, mural - a picture - Ed...). Every summer, they are becoming more - thanks to the Art Project Urban Myths and festival Vulica Brasil. Artists use as a canvas not only the walls, but the windows and even pipes. And all of this, we note perfectly legal!
Grodno Old Castle
Where: Str. Castle, 22.
In Grodno there are as many as two castles - the Old and New. Old is more interesting, because it was built back in the XI century, and since the XIV began to serve one of the principal residences of Vytautas, the king of the Great Duchy of Lithuania, who rebuilt a wooden fortress in stone Gothic castle with five towers. As such, the building has survived to this day. Three-meter wall backed by buttresses, inside a museum, and from a height offer a wonderful view of the river Neman. Free access to the lock can be every second Tuesday of the month.
Where: Vitebsk region, Braslav..
Braslav Lakes - one of the most popular outdoor activities in Belarus, famous for its landscapes and terrain that are left here by ancient glaciers. The land is represented only in the form of small islands among water. There is even a lake on the island Chaichin, which itself is on a lake. There are about 300 lakes and reservoirs - and each is like another form, space and composition of water.
Natural Beauty are available to any visitor of the park thanks to its rich infrastructure. It has built a sanatorium, recreation, boat stations and points of hire catamarans. The most visited are Lake TSNO, Nedrovo and Boginskoe. On the latter is as much as eight islands.
Hikers can take a trip along the ecological paths. For example, the path "Belmont Park" - a monument of landscape art of XVIII-XIX centuries, which is second only to park in Nesvizh. Or "Slobodkovskoy esker ridge" - here the magnificent scenery and rare forms of glacial relief complemented by the remains of ancient settlements of VII century BC. e. - VI century BC. e. and XI-XIII centuries BC. e.).
Where: Brest - Kamenets - Kamenyuki (park entrance).
In Belarus, there is the largest and oldest forest in Europe - Bialowieza Forest. This is not just a forest and national park, one of the few places where there are bison, Europe's largest animals, which are listed in the Belarus Red Book. However, the park is very friendly to tourists. You can stay at the hotel in the heart of the forest, cycling in the purpose-built forest bike path, visit the Museum of Nature, as well as to visit the residence of the Belarusian Grandfather Frost, who lives in the Forest all year round. In spacious enclosures inhabited by deer, elk, bison, lynx, wild boars, bears, raccoons.
Brest Brest Fortress
Where: Str. Heroes Brest Fortress, 60 (20 minutes distance from the center).
Brest Fortress completes our review. Here, during the Great Patriotic War, the Soviet army boldly to defend their country from Nazi invaders for two months, while the whole of Poland was captured in just two weeks.
There were fighting for each stone. The surviving walls - all in Sherbin by shells and bullets - remind future generations about the heroism of the human spirit. Besides walks through the complex, visit (for a fee) one or all three museums in its territory: War Museum, Museum of Defense and the Museum "5 fort", which is also part of the first line of defense of the Brest Fortress.