Belarus



 

Mir Castle in Belarus
Mir Castle in Belarus

Facts about Belarus

Area: 207,600 sq km

Population: 10 400 000

Capital: Minsk

Other major cities: Brest, Vitebsk, Hrodna,

Currency: Belarusian Ruble (BR)

Language: Belarusian, Russian

Telephone country code: 00 375

Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 2

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TOP Destinations in Belarus

One’s impression of the city is formed by the comparatively large number of green areas, and by the impact created by the buildings of the Soviet-Communist style of architecture. Minsk has numerous museums – those particularly worthy of a visit are the Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum, and the Great Patriotic War Museum. More...

The Mir Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Belarus located near Mir in the Karelichy District of the Hrodna voblast, 29 km to the north-west from another World Heritage site, Nesvizh Castle. More...

Gomel (also called as Homel) is located in the southeastern part of Belarus, on the bank of the River Sozh, close to the Ukrainian border. Gomel is the second largest city in Belarus and it is the administrative center of Homiel Voblast.

The oldest extant structure in Hrodna is the Kolozha church of Sts. Boris and Gleb. It is the only surviving monument of ancient Black Ruthenian architecture, distinguished from other Orthodox churches by prolific use of polychrome faceted stones of blue, green or red tint which could be arranged to form crosses or other figures on the wall.

Barysaw is located in the central part of Belarus, near the Berezina River. Barysaw was founded in 1102 by Polotsk prince Boris Vseslavovich.

Vitebsk is a city in Belarus, near the border with Russia and Latvia. The most famous of its Jewish natives was the painter Marc Chagall. In January 1991, Vitebsk celebrated the first Marc Chagall Festival.

Brest is located in the western part of Belarus, near the Bug and Mukhavets Rivers, close to the Polish border. Brest’s main tourist attraction is the Brest Fortress. The fortress houses an archeological museum, now.


World Heritage Sites in Belarus

Mir Castle

The Mir Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Belarus located near Mir in the Karelichy District of the Hrodna voblast, 29 km to the north-west from another World Heritage site, Nesvizh Castle. More... 

Bialowieza Primeval Forest is located between Belarus and Poland; about 70 km north of Brest, in southwestern part of the country on the Belarusian side. Bialowieza Primeval Forest is the only remaining part of the original forest, which once covered the Eastern European Plain. Bialowieza Biosphere Reserve was inscribed on UNESCO World heritage List in 1992.

Niasviz Castle is located in the western part of Belarus; it was residential castle of the Radvilas family, one of the most important and wealthy families of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania; for centuries it housed the Lithuanian Archive.

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