Minsk – To be honest, I didn’t have much expectations before I went to Belarus. It is actually so close to my home country Austria, but I did not hear from many people that they have been there. Main attractions of Minsk are mostly located in the city center, which is in my opinion very safe 🙂
Things to know before you enter Belarus – There are some important infos you should know, since its not “that” easy to get in.
You can only enter via airplane/flight (not via bus or train – unless you have a visa before)
At the airport you can get your health insurance
As my knowledge, you can stay up to 30 days now in Belarus
Don’t swear in public!
Don’t get drunk in public!
Pictures are allowed but now everywhere! Watch for signs
TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION
The cabs from the airport to the city center are pretty expensive. Check the bus schedule since its way cheaper via city bus 🙂 In Minsk we stayed in an beautiful Airbnb, and highly recommend it. The hosts were super nice, friendly and recommended us lots of things.
Minks absolutely blow me away – Beautiful big buildings & super clean. Like there are no chewing gums, cigarettes or anything on the streets.
Get a city map from a tourist information or maybe online and explore yourself 🙂 Pretty much everything is in walking distance.
Fried brown bread with a very yellow sauce to dip – I could not find it online how it is called but it was really delicious. 🙂 Very good salads, pizza and cold platters, for sure everyone will find something they like.
PLACES TO SEE
» “Zybitskaya street” in Minsk for Nightlife – lots of bars and cafés
» Olympia Stadion
» “The View Restaurant” – Rooftop bar/restaurant with amazing view over the city
» The Gates of Minsk
» Cat Museum – ( if you have small kids haha)
» Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War
» Victory Square
» National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre
» Public Market (no pictures are allowed there)
» Church of Saints Simon and Helen – also called the “Red Church”