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16/10/2017

Korean Autumn Festival 2017

In the second half of October, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of Belarus will hold a series of cultural events within the framework of the "Korean Autumn Festival 2017.




10/10/2017

World Health Day in Minsk

The shopping center "Bonus" together with the 40th city health center invites you to the World Health Day, which will be held on 12 October from 6 pm to 8 pm at the address: Golubka str., 2.

 







25/09/2017

The week of Belarusian cuisine started in Minsk

From now until October 1 in the 15th week of the Belarusian cuisine 80 cafes and restaurants will participate.




20/09/2017

The holiday of Greek culture "Kalimer!" will be held in the Upper City on September 23.

From 13:00 to 17:00 hours in the Upper City Greek melodies will sound, to perform dances, to taste national dishes.




24/08/2017

On September 2, "Tbilisoba Borjomi 2017" will be held in the center of Minsk

On September 2, Minsk will turn into a large-scale festival of Georgian electronic music for one night




21/08/2017

Day of Armenian Culture will be held in Minsk on August 26

The festival of Armenian culture "Golden Apricot" is held in the Upper City for the second time




30/07/2017

Art picnic Freaky Summer Party 2017 in Minsk

The project Freaky Summer Party 2017 will last for two days this year - 29-30 July. Visitors are invited to dive deep into the ambiance of a genuine city celebration. The festival venue in the Dreamland Park will include several creative “islands”: a plein air, five music stages, 20 food courts, a children playground, and some 20 sites for interactive gaming and entertainment.




26/07/2017

Day of Finnish culture will be held for the first time in the Upper City on July 29

The Festival is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence. Children will be pleased to see the Finnish Santa Claus - Joulupukki. Adults will be happy to meet with the popular singer and dancer Teemu Royvanen, Tango King of 2014, Finnish tango performers Hannah Ojanah and Ville Imanen, illusionist Yoni Pakonen.




18/07/2017

9th international festival of medieval culture and music Our Grunwald

One of the largest historical festivals in Belarus is dedicated to the famous Battle of Grunwald of 1410.

This year, the festival will be held on 22-23 July in Dudutki ethnographic complex, Minsk Oblast.




12/07/2017

26th International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar will take place in Vitebsk 13 – 17 July

The 26th edition of the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, one of the most famous cultural trademarks of the country, will be themed around the 130th anniversary of the birth of Marc Chagall.




19/06/2017

Exhibition of unknown photos and a new exposition in the park

Last weekend, art park with a large-scale exposition of 11 spatial objects dedicated to the 950th anniversary of Minsk was opened on Komsomoltsev island in Minsk. The works are made by Belarusian and foreign artists from a variety of materials - from wood to plastic and metal. Some installations exceed five meters in height.




14/06/2017

Jazz Nights at Minsk Town Hall

The international music project that has already become a traditional summer event for the Belarusian capital will once again gather jazz enthusiasts and world-famous musicians at the heart of the old part of Minsk.




13/05/2017

Today on May 13 the International cycling project "VIVA ROVAR 2017" will take place in Minsk.

Traditionally, this project is open to everyone who have passed the registration in advance or before the event itself.




07/05/2017

Great Victory's Day 2017 in Minsk

This year, Victory Square will be the main place of celebration of May 9th. In the first half of the day, flower-laying ceremony will be held there and in the late afternoon, a festive concert and salute will take place on this square.




02/05/2017

Festival of Landscape Architecture and Design is held in Minsk

From May 1 to 10, the historical center of Minsk, the streets of the Upper Town will turn into an interesting green Landscape Festival. The best landscape designer of the country will be chosen according to the results of the competition.




25/04/2017

Artist and City project starts in Minsk on April 27th

The project Artist and City will open a new season in Minsk on April 27th.

This year, the project will feature a constellation of talented artists. The exposition named The Golden Collection of the Belarusian Fine Art which will traditionally adorn the Yakub Kolas Square in Minsk for four months will showcase the best works of 35 renowned artists representing various generations and artistic genres.




12/04/2017

International specialized forum on telecommunications, information and banking technologies TIBO 2017

One of the largest events in the field of telecommunications and software in the CIS and Baltic countries will bring together leading representatives of the IT industry in  Minsk. The main events will include the 24th international specialized expo TIBO and the 24th Belarusian Congress on Information Society Technologies.




06/04/2017

On Saturday at Zybitskaya Street there will be a free seven-hour music festival

On April 8th, the first street music festival - Karol Jan Open Air - will take place in the Upper City. On 15 open-air scenes 15 different Belarusian street-bands will play different misic: techno and cymbals, cover bands and songs of "Pesnyary", violins and cello.




05/04/2017

Leisure 2017 International Tourism Fair is held 5 – 8 April in BelExpo at 14 Pobeditelei Avenue, Minsk

In the run-up to the summer holiday season, one of the largest exhibition venues of the Belarusian capital will host the traditional spring fair of tourism services that will bring together the leading travel agencies of different countries for the 20th time.




29/03/2017

Open air architecture and design fest will be held from 1 to 10 May in the Upper City

Experienced designers and architects, as well as students will participate in the festival of landscape architecture and design. They have to show their creative ideas and achievements in an open space, fully accessible to the citizens.




21/03/2017

Horeca RetailTech expo in Minsk

This year the major event of Belarus’ hospitality industry will bring together restaurant business managers, directors and owners of cafes, bars, pizzerias, coffee shops, leading experts of food industries, technologists, chefs, sous-chefs, barmen, managers, retailers, representatives of hotels and tourist facilities managers.




13/03/2017

Sverdlovsk region and Belarus agreed on cooperation in the field of tourism

An agreement on cooperation expanding in the area of tourism with the Republic of Belarus was signed in Minsk. From the Sverdlovsk region it was signed by the director of the Center for Tourism Development Elmira Tukanova.




10/03/2017

Minsk Spring Tango Festival 2017

One of the largest Argentine tango events in Europe, Minsk Spring Tango Festival gathers some 300 professional and amateur dancers from 20 countries in the Belarusian capital every year. This year’s edition will treat the aficionados of this elegant and passionate dance that originated in the slums of Buenos Aires to an eventful program and meetings with world-class professionals.




07/03/2017




04/03/2017

Kevin Mahogany in Minsk

The International Jazz in Minsk project continues the series of concerts by world’s jazz stars. A show by Kevin Mahogany recognized by many music enthusiasts and influential magazines as the world’s number one jazz singer will be presented in Minsk on March 5th.




02/03/2017

Minsk museums invite to visit the unique exhibitions

The exhibition “The Radziwills: The Fate of the Country and the Family” brings together paintings, drawings, portraits, miniatures, fabrics and art medals from the private collection and from the holdings of the National Art Museum of Belarus which were kept in Nesvizh Castle until 1939.




25/02/2017

Today, on 25 February, City Fair "Minsk Maslenitsa!"takes place near the Palace of Sports.

Visitors are offered to join project "Pancakes for Maslenitsa!" which will be attended by the best chefs and catering facilities. Guests can taste such unusual dishes as "Guryevskye pancakes", "Snails with cheese mousse and trout", "Sweet after taste", "bags" with walnut mushroom stuffing, chocolate pancakes and others.




11/02/2017

The Fifth Belarusian Open Forum for plastic experimental theater will be held in Minsk

The Forum of plastic and dance theater "PlaStforma-2017" will take place in Minsk on 18 and 19 February.




08/02/2017

Bagpipers of the 2nd Royal Irish Regiment (UK) will make a performence in Minsk on February 8th

Bagpipers of the 2nd Royal Irish Regiment (UK) will make a performence with musicians from Model Orchestra of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus on February 8th while the XXIV Minsk International Book Fair.




04/02/2017

Tours on a residential department of Minsk Tractor plant will be hold for all visitors

Today, on February 4th, the tours on a residential department of Minsk Tractor plant will be hold for all visitors, in Russian as well as in foreign languages. Exemplary Soviet town is conceptually planned out according to the best canons of Soviet architecture, built by war prisoners, and became a symbol of its epoch. This residential department will be demolished very soon for the sake of high-rise buildings.




01/02/2017

More than 100 works of art are presented at the exhibition of Iranian art, which was opened January 30 in the art gallery "University of Culture.

The exhibition is dedicated to the 38th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. The Islamic Revolution led to a new stage in the development of art. One can say that Iranian art is the world’s unique art and is represented by world-famous cultural figures whose works have become the worldwide masterpieces.




28/01/2017

Short film festival Kinoport will focus on the Polish cinema in January

Today at 15.00 the Museum of the history of Belarusian cinema demonstrates a series of animated music videos and at 19.00 - a programme of animated movies made in different techniques.




27/01/2017

From January 1, 2017 it is easier to get visa to Belarus

From January 1, 2017, the bodies of internal affairs of Belarus received the right to issue double entry visas to foreigners, similar to Belarus embassies abroad (previously they had the right to issue single entry visas only).
Foreign citizens and stateless persons permanently residing in the country (along with Belarusian citizens) received the right to apply for an Invitation for multiple visits to Belarus.




25/01/2017

Open House Week is held in the Swedish Center in Minsk

All this week the Swedish Research Center is open to all who want to learn the culture and features of Scandinavian languages. On Tuesday, there were a presentation of the Netherlands, and a lesson for the Dutch language, today you can visit a meeting devoted to studies in Finland and to watch a movie by Tjenare Kungen on Swedish subtitled in Belarusian. Thursday is dedicated to Norway, Friday - to Denmark.




21/01/2017

Events in Minsk for this weekend

On January 21, you are welcome to visit Minsk Urban Weekend - city event of new format that combines classes from representatives of street culture, film screening, market with clothes and food, and a large-scale dance buttle afterparty with representatives of major domestic beat- and bass-scene.




17/01/2017

The Week of Chinese cinema runs in "Centralny"

From 16 to 21 January, the Week of Chinese cinema will be held in "Centralny". The tickets are traditionally free and issued in the theater box office one hour before the movie starts. But we must remember that the films will be in Chinese with English subtitles.




12/01/2017

Did you know that Minsk city ski track is one of the most popular in Belarus?

Ski track in Vesnyanka district is popular with professionals, students and children amateurs. The track is located near the centre of the city and is popular with residents of Minsk. This year, the preparation of Minsk ski track was not as difficult as the weather contributed to good snow conditions.




10/01/2017

Belarus introduces five-day visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed Decree No. 8 “On the introduction of the visa-free entry and departure for foreign citizens” on 9 January. The document introduces the visa-free entry through the border checkpoint at the Minsk National Airport and the visa-free stay in Belarus for up to 5 days for the citizens of 80 states.




04/01/2017

The 13th Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the Prize of the President of Belarus will start on January 4 in Minsk.

This year, the tournament will bring together eight teams from the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Russia, Germany, Finland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey. The Balkans Team comprises representatives of the countries of the former Yugoslavia. The current winner of the tournament is the ice hockey team of the President of Belarus who beat Finland 2-1 a year ago.







26/12/2016

On December 24th, an unusual museum of architectural miniatures "Mini Countries" was opened in Minsk.

"Mini Countries" is the first museum of architectural miniatures of Belarusian sites in our country. Each miniature is linked to the country's landmark events. Historical scenes were reconstructed around some of the landmark models that will allow to visitors to feel the atmosphere of the past.




17/12/2016

This weekend, Christmas trees will be lighted and numerous Christmas fairs and markets will be opened in Minsk.

On 15 December, the Christmas festival started at the site near the Palace of Sports and will run until 15 January. The organizers promise a large Christmas fair, amusement park and an excellent entertainment program for children and adults.




13/12/2016

For the first time, the gastronomic map of the most delicious local products was made in Belarus.

For the first time, the gastronomic map of the most delicious local products was made in Belarus.

Top 10 of Belarusian products that every foreigner should taste are:




09/12/2016

Every Friday until 30 December in Minsk four of the museum will be free to go.

The project "The Art to Save" will be held till the end of the year in Minsk. Every Friday until 30 December in Minsk four of the museum will be free to go.




03/12/2016

Festival of food and drinks "Food Show" will take place on 3-4 December at the Palace of Sports on Pobediteley prospect, 4.

"Food Show" is a full rehearsal of the New Year and a great way to learn about the culinary traditions of the peoples of the world.




30/11/2016

The exhibition "The great classics of the twentieth century" is opened at the Art Gallery "House of the paintings'' till December 11.

The exhibition "The great classics of the twentieth century" is opened at the Art Gallery "House of the paintings'' till December 11. There you can see lithographc pictures of great painters Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Kandinsky. Entrance fee for adults is 10 BYN, for students and pensioners - 7 BYN, for schoolchildren - 5 BYN, family visits - 17 BYN, for children up to 7 years - free of charge.

 




18/11/2016

Teatralny Koufar International Student Theater Festival will be held from 23 November – 1 December in Minsk.

Since its founding, the only in Belarus international festival of student and youth theaters, which has grown into one of the most prestigious festivals in Eastern Europe, has brought together some 250 theater companies from 60 countries.
This year’s edition of the festival will be held under the slogan Traditions. Search. Experiment.




15/11/2016

Global Entrepreneurship Week started in Belarus on November 14th.

From 14 to November 20, Minsk will host more than 30 events, where more than 2 thousand of participants will share their experience of successful business.




28/10/2016

The 23rd Minsk International Film Festival Listapad will be held on 4-11 November.

The program of the 23rd edition of Minsk International Film Festival Listapad will include 159 films. 83 of them will make part of the competition program. The feature film competition program will present 11 films, while the Youth on the March program will feature 12. Eight films will be competing in the children's and youth competition, with 12 films making the documentary program.

 




20/10/2016

Belarus Art Week will take place in Moscow House (Minsk) from 22 till 29 October.

The fourth international exhibition and contest Belarus Art Week will take place in Minsk with the slogan Uniting the World. The event is expected to discover new names in the modern art space — painting, drawing, sculpture, and decorative art.

 




18/10/2016

Mint Lion 2016 will take place in Minsk Sports Palace from 19th till 21st October.

Traditionally, this largest expo of advertising solutions will bring together representatives of major Belarusian and foreign companies and experts in the fields of marketing, advertising, design and printing.




13/09/2016

On September 18, the unique project Race of Legends will take place at Raubichi.

The Race of Legends - Biathlon Stars for Peace initiated by three-time Olympic champion, winner of the Big Crystal Globe trophy Darya Domracheva will draw an ever-larger number of participants and guests.




09/09/2016

Tomorrow on September 10th, the 8th edition of the Kamyanitsa Folk Festival will gather experts and amateurs of the Belarusian ethnography at the Museum of Vernacular Architecture and Ethnic Heritage.

Headliners of the festival will be the ethno-trio Troitsa and singer Inna Zhelannaya, who will present her album Izvorot (Sharp Turn) recorded in 2014 jointly with American bass guitarist, ex-member of the rock band King Crimson Trey Gunn.




24/08/2016

Music fireworks show will be presented for Minsk residents on the City Day on September 3rd.

Presentation will be held at 22:00 PM on the main site of the holiday - near the Palace of Sports. The September 3rd will be the main day of open air celebrations. Plenty of different sporive, cultural and entertaining events will be held on the site at the Palace of Sports.




20/08/2016

On August 20th, the International Festival of Street movie called "Cinema Picnic" will be for held in Minsk for the first time. This festival will take place in the National History Museum of Belarus.

This year is special for outdoor cinema. Exactly 100 years ago, the world has its first outdoor movie theater and in the year of jubilee such a brilliant event will be held in Minsk. Belarus will be the third platform on the way of the festival this year, coming from Germany and Greece. Next festival will visit Hungary.




11/08/2016

Mirum Music Festival will take place in the Mir Castle 12-14 August.

This year, the festival will go on three days: 2 and 13 August - the main days, on 14th August the afterparty will be a nice bonus, which will not be included in the ticket price.




09/08/2016

In August, large-scale festivals of four national cultures will be held in Minsk.

The days of Polish, Korean, Ukrainian and Georgian diaspora will take place in the Upper Town every Saturday.




08/08/2016

The company "Royal Stay Group" would like to introduce the new Deluxe Two-bedroom Apartment in the center of Minsk at the Nezavisimosti Ave., 23.

This superior two-room apartment with a nice view of the central Lenina street is ideal for both business travellers as well as for couples. The apartment is located in the heart of the city, in the area full of nice cafes and restaurants; close to Svobody and Oktyabrskaya squares and main sights of the city, in 150 m to the metro.




04/08/2016

The summer season of the international project TheatreHD will invite art enthusiasts to enjoy big-screen live broadcasts of theater.

The playbill of the project features innovative productions Swan Lake, The Car Man and Sleeping Beauty by Tony Award winner, British choreographer Matthew Bourne whose works represent a fabulous combination of stunning choreography and modern re-interpretation of classical plots.




03/08/2016

Belarus' national flag has been hoisted in the Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro.

Chief of the Belarusian mission Alexander Gagiyev presented a set of badges with icons of the sports in which Belarus has booked its berths to Mayor of the Olympic village Brazil world basketball champion Janeth dos Santos Arcain.







28/07/2016

July 28, National Art Museum of Belarus arranges film screening about the celebrated personalities of the Belarusian culture.

"Free film screening" will tell about the heroes of our time, whose achievements can and should be proud of - scientists, athletes, artists, actors and public figures. The show will be the first of a series of free educational activities in support of the exhibition "Free Museum: an urban legend," which was opened in Minsk on Svobody Square a month ago.




26/07/2016

The Museum of the Great Patriotic War will host an exhibition of paintings "The figures on the heart" by Mikhail Savitsky.

A series of 16 paintings "The figures on the heart" (1974-1979,1987) marks a special stage in the artist's work. The paintings open an ominous appearance of fascism and at the same time claim unconquerable human immortality.




21/07/2016

8th international festival of medieval culture and music "Our Grunwald" will feature a large-scale historical re-enactment of the Battle of Grunwald (1410).

8th international festival of medieval culture and music "Our Grunwald" will feature a large-scale historical re-enactment of the Battle of Grunwald (1410) which put an end to more than 200 years of Teutonic invasions of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.




19/07/2016

From 18-23 July, Glubokoye in Vitebsk Oblast will host an original Cherry festival which has become a landmark event of the region.

A traditional festival will open with a costume procession with the participation of a cherry queen.




14/07/2016

The jubilee 25th edition of the international festival Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk will be opened today on July 14th.

This year, the festival will bring together performers from 28 countries and will be themed around the Year of Culture in Belarus and the 71st anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.




13/07/2016

Every Saturday up to the end of the summer, free concerts of classical music will be held at the Town Hall.

On music Saturdays, Minsk residents and guests of the city will enjoy not only performances by music groups, but also a variety of supplemental activities. For example, a large interactive playground and a special large screen, translating everything that happens on the stage will be organized for children.




27/06/2016

The exhibition "Art Islands" of 15 installations was opened at Komsomolskoje lake in Minsk on June 23rd.

16 Belarusian artists have presented installations for the exhibition. Among them are Dmitry Sursky, Maxim Petrul, Konstantin Selikhanov, Pavel Vojnitsky, Viktor Kopacz, Igor Leontiev, Alexander Sokolov and Konstantin Muzhev.




23/06/2016

On June 24-26, Nesvizh invites to the "Evenings in the castle of the Radziwill family."

On June 24, a concert of sacred vocal Baroque music will be held in the Corpus Christi church. In the evening on the main stage in the courtyard of the castle "Don Quixote" ballet by Ludwig Minkus will be presented with the participation of well-known Belarusian dancers.




22/06/2016

Today on June 22nd at 12:00 V Belarusian People's Congress was opened in the Palace of Republic in Minsk.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko made a speech on the Congress.




21/06/2016

This Saturday, June 25th the last in this season jazz concert in a series of "Jazz Saturday at City Hall" with the bank BelVEB will be held in the Upper Town.

This time for the audience will perform Anatoly Taran's Trio (Belarus), Elena Mindru (Romania), the Jazz Orchestra of the Veneto region (Italy).




20/06/2016

An exclusive exhibition of French fashion designer Denis Durand Couture.

The exhibition visitors will see 15 splendid evening and wedding attire, including dresses made from Belarusian handmade fabric.




17/06/2016

On June 18 – 19, the historic reconstruction festival Age of Knighthood invites you to go on a journey into the age of noble warriors and medieval battles.

Knight tournaments will be held as part of the festival as well as horse-riding contests, large-scale battles, competitions of musclemen, tournaments of archers and halberdiers.




15/06/2016

On June 18, the museum of old crafts in Dudutki will celebrate the day of summer solstice with an open air concert Sun Fest

Bright program of the festival features a knights’ tournament, medieval games and competitions, fencing and archery tournaments.




13/06/2016

From June 11 till 17, the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus invites its devoted friends and arts aficionados to enjoy the best of Belarusian and world’s opera and ballet.

The international festival will open with the first night of the ballet Love and Death by Polad Bulbuloglu based on The Book of Dede Korkut, the most famous epic story of the Oghuz Turks which is on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.




08/06/2016

This year’s edition of the festival will treat the audience to amazing surprises and delights.

The international music project that has already become a traditional event for the Belarusian capital will once again gather jazz enthusiasts at the heart of the old part of Minsk.




06/06/2016

On June 12, the Independence Day in Russia, the project "Day of Russia in the world - Russian Day'2016" will be launched in six capitals.

The capital of Belarus will take part in this project for the first time. Renowned State Academic Capella of St. Petersburg will perform in the Palace of the Republic in Minsk.




02/06/2016

A record number of companies will participate in "Belagro-2016" exhibition that will be held in Minsk from 7 to 11 June.

This year, 517 companies from 23 countries of the world will take part in the exhibition, and it's a real record number for the whole history of the project.




31/05/2016

The first summer month will offer for Minsk residents and guests of the capital a lot of festivals, projects and open-air gatherings.

We prepared for our followers the most interesting open air events which we recommend to visit!




29/05/2016

Some interesting open-air art-lots have opened these days in Minsk.

In the courtyard of the National History Museum on the Karl Marx Street, 12 you can see large-format color photos of Marina Batyukova that are "inserted" directly into the walls.




26/05/2016

In June, free bike project (bike-crossing) "Good rovar" starts again in Minsk.

Like last year, a bike can be taken for 12 hours at one of a dozen lots in the city centre, after to be pre-ordered on www.dobrovar.by.







23/05/2016

On May 25th, Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus celebrates his birthday and invites you to Open Day.

This Wednesday from 12:00, the guides will meet visitors in the foyer of the theater and will introduce them to the history of the theater and talk about the backstage life.




19/05/2016

Festival of medieval culture "Holshansky Castle-2016" will be held on 21 May.

At 12:00 on May 21, historical characters Sofia Holshanskaya and Jogaila will open the festival. The guests will be taught medieval dances, to walk on stilts and to throw spears.




18/05/2016

XXI arts festival "Muses of Nesvizh" will be held on May 19-21 in Nesvizh, Minsk region.

The program of this festival includes the performance of the honored amateur theatre group n.a. Ursula Radziwill "Whatever you say, dear".




16/05/2016

9th International Puppet Theater Festival takes place in Minsk nowadays.

The international forum will bring together the best theater companies from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, and Israel.




11/05/2016

This Saturday, May 14th, from 13:00 to 22:00 Street Music Festival "Place in the Sun" will be held in Minsk.

This year there will five music areas in the Upper Town where Belarussian buskers will make their perfomances. As it was promised, about 30 bands in a variety of musical styles will join the festival.










04/05/2016

On May 5th, the 5-th International specialized Exhibition "ENGINEERING-2016" opens in Minsk.

The exhibition presents the latest advances in the field of machine tools and production of cutting and abrasive tools; ьodular and monoblock CNC device; software for machine tools; all types of machines and their components; abrasive and cutting tools, including diamond, tooling and more.




03/05/2016

Central event to the Victory Day will take place at the memorial complex "Kurgan Slavy" on 6 May.

After a solemn meeting with veterans of the Great Patriotic War, which will begin at 11:00 on the main site of the memorial complex, a gala concert "Victory May! May Blossom" will take place. It will end with an airshow program of Minsk aeroclub.




28/04/2016

On May holidays numerous bright events will take place in Minsk.

On May 1, the Belarussian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Ozertso village invites you to celebrate "Easter". It offers live performances of various bands, including "Talaka", "Rama", "Strahl", "Etnasupolka" and others, the reconstruction of Easter rites, games, dancing and much more.




27/04/2016

On Friday, April 29 the fountains will be opened in Minsk.

In total there are 34 fountains in Minsk, but in this season only 33 will work. The fountain on Melnikaite street near the National beauty school will not work due to construction of the metro this summer.




26/04/2016

From 23 to 26 April, Minsk hosts regular Minsk Design Week 2016.

The designers are allowed to exhibit their work right in the Down Town, on the Svisloch promenade and Trinity Suburb. With usual installations on shore, there will be design artifacts in the water and under the bridge.




21/04/2016

Belarus and Brazil discuss visa-free travel for their citizens.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed Decree No.146 on 19 April 2016 that prevues the conclusion of an agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil on visa-free access for the citizens of the two countries.




20/04/2016

On April 22nd, Minsk will host "BiblioNight 2016".

The program includes music workshops and futuristic neon show, intellectual battles and horrors carousel, potato candy degustation and book free market.




18/04/2016

The Belarusian capital will host the international expo of telecommunications, information and banking technologies TIBO 2016 on 19 to 22 April.

The program of the forum features expo TIBO 2016, the Belarusian congress on information society technologies, the Belarusian-Azerbaijani business forum on information and communication technologies, a meeting of ministers of the Eastern Partnership countries, the exhibition and conference Trade Forum – Innovation Technologies in Trade, and the Belarusian-German forum Industry 4.0. – Innovations in Manufacturing Sector.




08/04/2016

Belarus plans to introduce free visas for tourists who come to Belarus at festivals that are included in the annual tourist calendar.

Alexander Shamko, Minister of Sport and Tourism, announce this initiative at the opening of the international fair of tourist services "Leisure-2016" in Minsk.




05/04/2016

International fair of tourist services "LEISURE-2016" will be held from 6 to 9 April at the National Exhibition Center "BELEXPO"

The exhibition program includes presentations, round tables and seminars on the most topical issues of the tourism industry.




29/03/2016




28/03/2016

On April 1 and 2, the Festival "The City and the Book. Science" will be held in the National Library in Minsk.

This year, the festival will be dedicated to the scientific and popular literature. All events are free, you can visit them without prior registration and without a library card.




23/03/2016

Minsk Belarus Fashion Week: Fall-Winter 2016/17 (Fashion Week in Belarus) will be held in from 6 to 10 April.

Minsk Belarus Fashion Week: Fall-Winter 2016/17 (Fashion Week in Belarus) will be held in from 6 to 10 April. There will be presented such brands as: Ton-in-ton, Julia Babiy, Dorreset, Candy Lady, Samoschenko, Harydavets & Efremova, Alena Goretskaya, Davidova, Kucherenko, LineA, Miranovich and many others.




21/03/2016

Traditionally on March 20th, millions of Francophones around the world celebrate the days of Francophonie and of French language.

The Francophonie program is focused on worldwide distribution of French language and Francophone cultures.




17/03/2016

The largest international exhibition of dolls and teddy bears - "Panna DOLL'ya" will take place from 25 to 27 March at the Palace of Arts in Minsk.

"Panna DOLL'ya" is a unique exhibition that gives the best opportunity to see hundreds of art works by the doll masters from different countries: Russia, Europe, America and Asia and to get acquainted with the art of the world-wide famous artists and Belarussian doll-makers as well.




14/03/2016

On Saturday, the shopping center "Stolitsa" welcomes visitors on free concerts.

Every Saturday until May 7th, there will be held the concerts with the participation of the winners of international competitions and winners of special Presidential Fund for the support of talented young people (students of the Belarusian State Academy of Music, the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts, Minsk State College of Arts, Minsk State Glinka's musical college and others).




10/03/2016

Special Spring Offer from Royal Stay Group!!! Book our VIP Two-Bedroom apartment with two bathrooms in Minsk centre - up to 79 USD per night!!!

The luxury Apartment ID 303 on Nezavisimosti Avenue, 34 perfectly suits to the couples as well as individual tourists for a short and long term lease. The design is performed in a modern style under individual project. The apartment is located in the quiet city centre, close to Victory square, in the diplomatic district, in 250 m to the Victory Square metro station.




07/03/2016

We cordially congratulate you on the first spring holiday, the day of March 8th!

We wish you courage and optimism. Remain as you are - beautiful and kind.




03/03/2016

On the eve of Women's Day March 8th, Minsk will host many exciting events.

On 5th and 6th March, the Great Patriotic War Museum organizes for the visitors "retro style" photo zone.




29/02/2016

The Week of Belorussian cuisine will be held in Minsk on 7 till 13 March for the 9th time.

100 catering facilities will take part in this culinary project. Five national dishes will be offered to the visitors: aspic with horseradish, solyanka shlyakhetnaya, pork kruchenyky with buckwheat and mushrooms, fried pancakes a la rustic, thick cranberry jelly with whipped cream.




27/02/2016

Belarus and Estonia are planning to launch direct flights.

The Estonian embassador to Belarus Mait Martinson made a point about it during a visit to Minsk Tractor Plant on February 25.




23/02/2016

Royal Stay Group Team is pleased to present you our new Studio-Apartment in Minsk on Myasnikov Str., 34

Don't miss our special rates for this comfortable apartment! The special price is valid until the end of March!




18/02/2016

We keep our headline "Video Tours of our Apartments"!

Descriptions and photos of the apartments are often not enough to help the guests to make the right choice.




15/02/2016

The 4th open forum of experimental plastic theaters PlaStforma Minsk 2016 will take place in the Belorussian capital on 15-21 February.

Among the participants of this year's forum are dance groups from Belarus, Poland, Ukraine and Denmark.




10/02/2016

The Embassy of the Republic of Austria in Belarus was opened in Minsk yesterday.

The Embassy of the Republic of Austria in Belarus was opened in Minsk yesterday. The opening ceremony was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei.




09/02/2016

Fourth division of S-300 will arrive in Belarus in March 2016.

Fourth division of S-300 will arrive in Belarus in March 2016, BELTA reporters learned today from the commander of the Air Force and Air Defence of Belarus, major-general Oleg Dvigalev.




04/02/2016

Culinary map of gastronomy tourism in Belarus is to be released in early 2016.

In addition to the map, a culinary collection will be published which will include about 100 recipes of the national Belorussian cuisine.




02/02/2016

Minsk International book fair will take place within February 10-14 in BelExpo exhibition center.

The 23rd edition of the Minsk Book Fair, the largest book expo in Belarus and the CIS, will bring together major publishers, printers and distributors of literature from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and the United States.




27/01/2016

The biggest in Belarus collection of exotic birds is placed in the greenhouse of the Minsk Botanic Garden.

Parrots are from Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Africa and South America. Some of the birds speak whole sentences.




26/01/2016

In 2016 the Belorussian Embassy will open in Georgia.

The decision was taken by the Council of Ministers on 01.21.2016, according to the press service of the government.




20/01/2016

On January 23rd, you can celebrate the World Snow Day in the ski center "Solnechnaya Dolina" in Minsk.

The competitions in Alpine skiing will take place there, which will be attended by athletes from different regions.




18/01/2016

This year, hard frosts can not stop christians to plunge into the cold water on January 18 -19.

You can do it 24 hour at 66 rescue stations all around Belarus.




14/01/2016

XXVII music project "Minsk Jazz-2016" will be held on January 16-18.

This time among the guests of "Minsk Jazz" will be the people's artist of Russia pianist Daniel Kramer who will performon on January 16th together with Sergey Vasilyev (contrabass) and Pavel Timofeyev (drums). The audience can expect a meeting with the honored artist of Russia jazz singer Armine Sargsyan on January 17th.




13/01/2016

Tonight on the night from 13 to 14 January, the people will celebrate the Old New Year.

The tradition of celebrating the old style New Year is based on the Julian calendar which was observed in Russia before 1918.




12/01/2016

Snowstorm and sleet haven't stopped in Minsk from early in the morning, the city is snowed in down.

Deep cyclon "Daniella" has brought to Belarus severe weather events, the government has declared the orange danger level.




11/01/2016

The largest ice rink in Minsk was opened on January 7th near the National Library.

The parking near the National Library has turned into an ice skating rink in the open air. Last weekend, the ice rink of 140 meters long and 80 wide met the first lovers of winter sports. There is enough place even to young hockey players who often held tournaments here.




06/01/2016

Merry Christmas, dear friends!

We wish you good luck, well-being and comfort in your home, emotional warmth, understanding and support in your family, good health and all the best! May all your expectations and most cherished dreams come true!







04/01/2016

9-10 January 2016 Minsk will host the European Championship in speed skating.

This contest was included in the list of competitions of the International Skating Union (ISU) and will be held in Belarus for the first time!




31/12/2015

Happy 2016 New Year!

We wish you a lot of success, robust health and prosperity!




29/12/2015

On December 27th, the exhibition "Christmas" was opened in Palace of Art in Minsk (Kozlova street, 3) which will work until January 5th.

Visitors can not only choose Christmas gifts for family and friends, but also join the Orthodox traditions of celebrating this event; communicate with priests, writers, actors; listen to the artists; visit the literary and music room; make a gift with their hands in the "Christmas Workshop"; visit an exhibition of children's drawings; kids have the opportunity to listen to the Christmas fairy tales and see a puppet theater "Batleyka". And compliant children can meet Ded Moroz on December 31st.




28/12/2015

Tonight a real long-awaited snow fell in Minsk!

It had been snowing the all night long. And waking up in the morning, residents of Minsk had the opportunity to see and feel the real winter atmosphere and the coming New Year!




25/12/2015

A bright theatrical parade of Ded Moroz and Snegurochkas took place in Minsk today!

About 800 fairy-tale characters swung down the city center (from Nezavisimosti Square to Svobody Square) accompanied by various Christmas songs!




25/12/2015

We’re happy to share a video from a parade of Ded Moroz and Snegurochkas that was held in Minsk on the 25th of December!

We’re happy to share a video from a parade of Ded Moroz and Snegurochkas that was held in Minsk on the 25th of December!




23/12/2015

On December 25 and 26, Minsk residents and the guests of the capital will have the opportunity to see the film "The Vatican Museums 3D".

The public will see the works from the art collection of the Popes for 500 years: sculptures by Michelangelo Buonarroti and Lucio Fontana, the paintings by Giotto di Bondone, Leonardo da Vinci and Merisi da Caravaggio, Van Gogh, Marc Chagall and Salvador Dali, the frescoes by Raphael and incredible works of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.




23/12/2015

A theatrical parade of Ded Moroz and Snegurochkas will be held in Minsk on the25th of December.

About 800 fairy-tale characters will proceed along Nezavisimosti Avenue, Lenina and Internationalnaya street, and finish at Svobody Square.










18/12/2015

The Belarusian State Circus will show the new program for children and adults Fire Queen, or The New Adventures of Kai and Gerda.

An original version of the world famous fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen will feature an unusual director’s vision and new characters.




17/12/2015

From December 15th, Christmas trees have begun to sparkle in Minsk.

From December 15 to January 13 (except for the pre-holiday and holiday) Christmas trees will begin to twinkle at nighttime till 23.00 and from 6.00 until the lights go out.




09/12/2015

An international troop of Ded Moroz will land in Mogilev on the 11th of December!

New Year and Christmas celebrations will start with an unusual event in Mogilev this year. On the 11th of December a troop of 50 Ded Moroz from different countries of the world will land on the railway station in Mogilev.




08/12/2015

The First Ice Room was opened in Minsk.

The room was open to the public on the 7th of December in one of Minsk shopping centers.




03/12/2015

The VIII Diplomatic Seminar of the Gorchakov Fund has been started yesterday in Minsk!

The VIII Diplomatic Seminar of the Gorchakov Fund was started yesterday in Minsk! It gathered 40 participants from 17 neighbouring countries and beyond.




01/12/2015

The main New Year tree is almost ready

We’re pleased to announce that the main New Year tree is almost ready and will appear in all its beauty in the shortest term.




29/11/2015

The day of discounts will be held today in Minsk.

Today is the best day to start to buy Christmas gifts for your relatives and friends!







28/11/2015

Today we hold on our special project "Video Tours of our Apartments"

We offer to all our followers to watch the video of our One-Bedroom Apartment ID 204 on Rumyantsev street, 17.




27/11/2015

A tea-party presentation of of the company PRORESURS (Russia) took place in Minsk on the 24th of November.

Among those who attented this intermational event were businessmen from Russia, Belarus, Belgium, Serbia (Vencislav Bujic) and Ukraine (Stanislaw Wojtowicz).




26/11/2015

On the 26th of November, 2015 the free visa regime was introduced between Belarus and Israel.

The Belarus-Israel intergovernmental agreement on the abolition of visas for holders of national passports comes into its effect today. It will work for citizens who travel for tourism.




25/11/2015

This New Year Minsk will surprise its residents and the guests with a New Year's interactive 3D-attraction "Ded Moroz" and other activities.

3D-attraction will start to work in the Upper Town. Guests of the festival can chat with the main character of New Year celebrations - Ded Moroz in real-time with a digital equipment 3D-Mapping technology-based.




24/11/2015

Royal Stay Group Team is pleased to present you our new one-bedroom apartment in Minsk on Sverdlova street, 19!

Don't miss our special rates for this comfortable apartment! The special price is valid just until the end of November!




23/11/2015

The installation of the main Christmas tree of Belarus has begun in Octyabrskaya Square in Minsk.

As long as workers assemble the skeleton of the tree, so we can only guess now what would be the decoration of the beauty that the main Christmas tree will accompany the passing year and celebrate the New Year.




22/11/2015

The week of Chinese cinema will be held at the "Centralny" cinema from 24 to November 30.

Minsk residents and guests of the capital will have an opportunity to see Chinese movies next week.




19/11/2015

The Second Youth Theater Forum of the CIS Baltic states and Georgia will feature productions from 13 countries in Minsk on 19-26 November.

The forum will give Belorussians the rare opportunity to see the whole panorama of theatrical life. The program of the forum includes productions from 13 countries.




19/11/2015

Youth Theatre Festival will be opened on November 19 with the non-competition performance "Chekhov. Comedy. Seagull."

NOVEMBER 19 the performance of "Divine Game" by Azerbaijan State Academic National Drama Theatre (Baku, Azerbaijan).




18/11/2015

Minsk Business Forum "EXPO-RUSSIA BELARUS 2015" will take place at "BelExpo" on the Yanka Kupala street, 27 from 24-26 November, 2015.

The main thematic sections: energy and energy-saving technologies, mechanical engineering, aviation, agriculture, the oil and gas industry, nuclear power, telecommunications, medicine, education, scope of services (tourism, road transport, transport logistics).




17/11/2015

Today we launch a special project: we will present to our followers "Video Tours of our Apartments"!

Descriptions and photos of the apartments are often not enough to help the guests to make the right choice. For the convenience of our guests we have taken a video of our apartments that allows to appreciate the equipment and comfort of the flat before check-in.




16/11/2015

Tomorrow November 17, the Honoured Artist of Russia and Dagestan, a soloist of the Moscow State Philharmonic Hall, the legend of Russian classical music, pianist Yuri Rozum will give a concert at the stage of cultural and business center "House of Moscow

The concert will be held as part of the charity project "Inspiration", launched to help endowed children and young people, including desabled children who get musical education.




12/11/2015

A series of classical music concerts will be held this week in Minsk.

The audio-visual concert "Venice glorified by the creators" that will present the synthesis of sound and visual art will open Belorussian Musical Autumn. The program includes works by Italian composers: Vivaldi, A.Korelli, A.Skarlatti, P.Lokatelli, L.Bokkerini and paintings by Venetian artists. The concert will be held in the Belorussian State Philharmonic Hall on November 13 from 19.00.




11/11/2015

Today, November 11 at 17 PM, the presentation of the exhibition "Trade of Belarus on the scales of history" was held at the National History Museum of Belarus.

The exposition shows the main stages of the development of trade, its role in the political, economic and cultural life of our country: the origins of trade on the territory of ancient Belorussian states, especially its development in times of natural economy, in the period of capitalist market relations and trading system in the Soviet time.




10/11/2015

The 21 International Specialized Wholesale Exhibition «PRODEXPO – 2015» was opened today and will be held until November, 13 at the National Exhibition Centre "BELEXPO".

PRODEXPO is the largest wholesale food fair of the Republic of Belarus, that will represent the entire food market of local and foreign manufacturers. Within the framework of the business program PRODEXPO trainings, lectures and seminars, as well as negotiations in "one on one" on topical issues of the food market will be organized.




08/11/2015

Today do not forget to congratulate each other on the Day of the pianist!

On this day, a grand concert of piano music will be held in the Small Hall of the Belorussian State Philharmonic Hall.




06/11/2015

We offer 10% discount for all our apartments to all participants and guests of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Minsk!

Make sure you have a great place to stay for Global Entrepreneurship Week that will be held in Minsk from 16 to 22 November.




05/11/2015

Global Entrepreneurship Week will be held in 140 countries around the world, including in Minsk from 16 to 22 November.

The key event of the week is the V International Entrepreneurship Forum that is planned for November 16. In its program are the discussion on "Effective financial tools to support the business," with the participation of experts of the Development Bank, the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Bank of support for small and medium-sized businesses.




02/11/2015

Belorussians bring flowers and oil lamps to the Russian Embassy in Minsk in memory of victims in the plane crash.

Alexander Lukashenko, on behalf of the Belorussian people and personally, expressed his condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin, relatives and friends of the victims and to the Russian people. Ordinary Belorussians do not stay aside.




01/11/2015

Molodechno, located 73 km from the capital, was announced a new cultural capital of Belarus for 2016.

Two cities of Minsk region - Slutsk and Molodechno claimed on the status of the cultural capital for next year. Collective choice preference has gone to the second. This decision was adopted on 29 October at the forum of the Ministry of Culture of Belarus.




28/10/2015

From 27th till 30th October, the International exhibition "Mint Lion" takes place in Minsk Football Arena (on Pobediteley ave., 20/2).

This is a platform in which professionals in the sphere of marketing, advertising, design, packaging and printing industry will showcase their achievements and benefits to potential customers.




27/10/2015

A seasonal skating rink starts working near the Palace of Sports in Minsk.

The working hours are the same as last season: the sakting rink opens at 11.00 and closes at 22.45. There are 12 sessions (for an hour each). Between them there is an ice resurfacing.




26/10/2015

Tickets for film screenings and the opening and closing of "Listapad-2015" which will be held from 6 to 13 November in Minsk are now on sale.

The ticket price for the opening ceremony will consist 80 000 BYR. The films screenings will take place in Minsk cinemas: "Moscow", "Centralny", "Pobeda", "Pioneer", "Mir."




25/10/2015

The biggest petting zoo in Minsk "Raccoon Country" was opened on October 24

The biggest petting zoo in Minsk "Raccoon Country" was opened on October 24 in the shopping center "Tivali" on Pritytskoho street near the metro station "Sportivnaya".




22/10/2015

The 22nd Minsk International Film Festival Listapad will take place on 6-13 November. The festival slogan is "Delight to the eye".

In the main competition program of fiction-films on "Listapad-2015" will compete 11 films. The films are mainly the result of joint work of several artists. Among the countries-participants: Russia, Poland, Croatia, Kyrgyzstan, Cuba, Argentina, Vietnam, Slovakia, Czech Republic and others.




21/10/2015

27 delegations from 11 countries participate in the international business event Business Days in Gomel which is held on 21-22 October.

The new format of communication of the business community and diplomats accredited in our country has been supported by representatives of Brazil, China, France, Germany, Croatia, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and other countries.




20/10/2015

22nd international expo Tourbusiness 2015 will be held from 21 - 23 October at BelExpo centre on Yanki Kupaly street, 27 in Minsk.

The most large-scale tourism forum in Belarus expands its geography every year. In 2015 80 companies from 12 countries will take part in the expo.




19/10/2015

The largest fashion event in Belarus, the Belarusian Fashion Week will be held 22 - 25 October at Belexpo on Pobediteley avenue, 14.

This year, Fashion Week will bring together experts, designers and stylists, representatives of famous fashion houses and brands, buyers and bloggers from all over the world for the tenth time.




18/10/2015

Organ music festival in Polotsk to gather musicians from six countries: Belarus, Russia, Austria, Italy, Germany, and Denmark.

The forum will open on 18 October and run till 22 November. Well-known musicians and talented young performers will play pieces by composers of the Baroque period, French and German Romanticism and modern composers.




14/10/2015

The exhibition dedicated to Mother's Day is opened in the street area in front of the Town Hall from 12 to 26 October.

As part of the social art project «Babystory.by» photo exhibition is opened in the street area in front of the Town Hall from 12 to 26 October. The exposition is dedicated to Mother's Day which is celebrated in Belarus today, October 14th.




13/10/2015

The Festival of Italian Film will take place in Minsk on 19-23 October.

During the 15th Week of Italian Language the Embassy of Italy in Minsk, jointly with the office of Switzerland's Embassy in Belarus, will organize the screening of Italian films in the cinema houses Pobeda and Tsentralny.




12/10/2015

According to the preliminary results, Alexander Lukashenko won the president election in Belarus, by gaining 83.49% of the vote.

More than 6% of voters voted against all candidates. This figure is lower in the regions. For example, in Brest Oblast it was at 4.38%. Tatiana Korotkevich gained 4.42% of the vote, Sergei Gaidukevich - 3.32% and Nikolai Ulakhovich - 1.67%.




07/10/2015

From 6 to 8 October, the Belorussian Transport Week is held at the Football Manege in Minsk, on Pobediteley 20/2.

The expo forum includes the IX International specialized exhibition "Transport and Logistics 2015 », IV International specialized exhibition "Logistics Engineering-2015», I International specialized exhibition "Transport Infrastructure 2015" and IX Belorussian transport and logistics congress.




07/10/2015

The Belarus president election will take place on 11 October 2015.

In accordance with the Belarus Constitution the president is elected for five years and assumes office after taking the oath.




06/10/2015

The parking on the forecourt at the National airport "Minsk" now can be paid using a bank card.

Automated Parking System adapted for cashless parking were presented by the administration of the National Airport "Minsk" and "Belarusbank".




06/10/2015

12th religious and educational "Pakrouski Kirmash" fair will be held from 6 to 10 October at the National Exhibition Centre on the Yanka Kupala street, 27 in Minsk.

The exhibition aims to promote the revival of the Orthodox culture in Belarus, spiritual and moral upbringing and education, restoration of churches and monasteries, the expansion of social and economic relations of the Belorussian Orthodox Church.




05/10/2015

The troupe of the Beijing People's Art Theater will come to Belarus

The troupe of the Beijing People's Art Theater will come to Belarus for the first time to perform on the stage of the Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater in Minsk.




01/10/2015

From September 25th, the Belorussian circus launches the Africa!?! show.

The program will feature a number of acts from Ethiopian gymnasts and jugglers, Olga Borisova's lions, the world's only choir of giant crocodiles directed by Alexander Orlov, pythons, donkeys, dogs and monkeys as well as equilibrists and clowns.




30/09/2015

On October 1st, the exhibition "Catch to show ..."

On October 1st, the exhibition "Catch to show ..." (Classics of war 1941-1945 photography) will be opened in Minsk Museum of the Great Patriotic War. About 170 photos from the collection of Leon and Alexander Borodulin will be displayed there.




28/09/2015

On the night of 27 of September 28 Belarussians could see a bright and rare astronomical phenomenon - a total eclipse of the Moon, called "Supermoon".

"Supermoon" is the phenomenon when the Full Moon is on the near distance from the Earth. This time the show was particularly beautiful. The moon was on 14% more in diameter, up to 30% brighter and orange-red color. The eclipse could be observed even with the naked eye.




27/09/2015

The festival of Japanese culture named Japanese Autumn in Belarus is held in Minsk from 26 till 29 September.

The 13th Japanese language speech contest is held at the Institute of Journalism of the Belarusian State University on 26 September. The participants of the contest presented prepared speeches in Japanese language and they took part in a Q&A session. The jury led by Japan's Ambassador to Belarus Shigehiro Mimori named the winner who will represent Belarus at the CIS International Japanese Language Speech Competition in Moscow in October 2015.




23/09/2015

The coming weekend will be full of bright events, which we recommend not to miss!

On September 26th, the close-out of Harley-Davidson HOG Rally Minsk 2015 season will be celebrated in the capital. The program will start with a grand parade from the Barrow of Glory to the Palace of Sports in which about 500 of the legendary Harley-Davidson will take part.




21/09/2015

By the decision of the UNESCO, this year was declared the Year of Michal Kleofas Oginski.

The 250th anniversary of the birth of our illustrious countryman will be celebrated not only in Belarus, but also in other countries.




17/09/2015

We suggest to our followers to do sport on the comming weekend!

Last weekend, the citizens of Minsk participated in the polomarathon and this weekend we can rollerblade.




16/09/2015

An International Rafting will take place along Russian national park "Sebezhsky" and Belorussian reserves "Krasny Bor"

An International Rafting will take place along Russian national park "Sebezhsky" and Belorussian reserves "Krasny Bor" and "Osveysky" from 25th to 27th September. Participants will test the water ecological route that will connect the most beautiful places of two countries by the river Svolna.




11/09/2015

The State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus conducted by Alexander Anisimov

The State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus conducted by Alexander Anisimov invites classics amateurs on September, 8th to an opening night of the new season of the Belarusian Philharmonic Society.




11/09/2015

More than 60 events will take place on Minsk City Day which is traditionally celebrated on the second Saturday of September!

More than 60 events will take place on Minsk City Day which is traditionally celebrated on the second Saturday of September!

So, September 12, 2015 at exactly 11:07 AM, Festival of History and Culture "Mіnsk Starazhytny" will start on a green area at the crossing of Masherov street and Pobediteley avenue.More than 60 events will take place on Minsk City Day which is traditionally celebrated on the second Saturday of September!




03/09/2015

The Bread Festival will gather lovers of pastries and confectionery in the center of Minsk for the first time.

The fair will feature six bakeries of the Minskkhlebprom company.




26/08/2015

Masterpieces from the holdings of Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery will be on display at the National Art Museum of Belarus from 5 September till 11 December.

The exhibition will showcase 79 works by famous artists including Alexei Savrasov, Igor Grabar, Ilya Repin, Ivan Shishkin and Konstantin Korovin. It will feature A Birch Grove by the famous Russian landscape painter Arkhip Kuindzhi, among other masterpieces.




25/08/2015

Golshany Castle festival will gather lovers of medieval culture, music, and theatrical art at the mysterious residence of the Sapieha family on 29 August.

The program is diverse featuring jousting fights, authentic music, theatrical performances, sports and equestrian shows, master classes in pottery, forging, fencing and a unique fire show.




23/08/2015

International folk-festival Kamyanitsa 2015 to gather musicians from Poland, Estonia, Ukraine.

International folk-festival Kamyanitsa 2015 to gather musicians from Poland, Estonia, Ukraine: folk bands Dzikie Jablka (Poland), Trad Attack! (Estonia), and DrymbaDaDzyga (Ukraine).

The program of the festival also features Belarus' best folk bands such as Stary Olsa, Altanka, Yagorava Gara, and Vuraj. The folk metal band Znich will finish the program of Kamyanitsa 2015.




20/08/2015

This weekend, all residents and guests of our capital will enjoy exciting events!

On August 22, the museum complex "Dudutki" invites the guests to have a rest in the open country and to take part in the Fest "Mlyn". The Fest starts at 12.00. Fest program includes: presentation of mimes, horse show, workshops on traditional crafts, presentation of pipers, folk dancing and games, board games, acqua and henna face-paint, coin and archery rides, photo zone, prizes, gifts and treats from museum for the most active participants. It will be a free shuttle Rudensk-Dudutki.
Entrance cost: adults - 100 000 BYR, schoolers - 60 000 BYR, preschoolers - free.




18/08/2015

The last two summer weeks will be full of bright events in the cultural life of our city!

19th and 26th August, from 21:00 you can visit free "live concerts on Wednesdays" at TNT Rock Club (on Revolutsionnaya street, 9). This week THE BLUES CASE plays "black" Chicago blues, next Wednesday - BARRELHOUSE band will create the atmosphere of 20-ies.




13/08/2015

More than a hundred of fire performers will take part in the international fire festival MIFF 2015 to be held at the Ratomka Equestrian Sports Center near Minsk on 21-22 August.

MIFF 2015 is a fire show in its broadest sense, with professional stage sets, costumes, and props. The organizers promise an exciting entertainment program with popular fire groups from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and Lithuania. Australian fire performer Tim Goddard will be the special guest of the festival.




11/08/2015

Festival "Honey Falvarak" will be held on August 15 at the back yard of "The Vankoviches" House.

Festival "Honey Falvarak" will be held on August 15 at the back yard of "The Vankoviches" House, the branch of the National Art Museum in the centre of Minsk.




08/08/2015

A series of concerts "Encore" will be held in the historical and cultural centre of the capital in August.

The program includes the presentations of the best bands and performers who took part in the festivities of the whole musical summer season.




06/08/2015

Gustav Klimt reproductions exposition will be held on 8 – 9 August at the Palace of Art in Minsk.

As part of the Art Bazaar project Belarusian connoisseurs of art will see, for the first time, the full-sized reproductions of the paintings of well-known artist, founder of the Modern style in the Austrian painting Gustav Klimt.




03/08/2015

On 8 August, Mirum Music Festival 2015 will be held in Mir Castle, Mir, Grodno Oblast.

The music festival which takes place in the picturesque town of Mir at the walls of a magnificent castle of the 16th century, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, has acquired a status of a large-scale cultural event in the span of just a few years.




31/07/2015

This year the program of the Saturday evenings at the Minsk Town Hall has been very diverse.

This year the program of the Saturday evenings at the Minsk Town Hall has been very diverse: classical masterpieces by the world-famous Austrian composers Mozart, Strauss and Haydn, popular tango tunes, Baroque compositions by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi.

 




30/07/2015

Twenty-three masterpieces from the golden fund of the Chinese modern art will go on display in Minsk.

Twenty-three masterpieces from the golden fund of the Chinese modern art will go on display in Minsk. The works were awarded at the 12th National Art Exhibition of China, BelTA informs.




29/07/2015

On the 1st of August Brest will host International Street Theaters Festival for the first time!

During the nearest weekend Brest will celebrate the Day of the City. One of the main events on the celebration will become an International Street Theaters Festival.




26/07/2015

World-famous ensemble “Terem Quartet” will perform at Yuri Bashmet Festival in Minsk.

The program of the 10th festival and also the names of the participants has not been yet announced. However the organizers has started to announce some of participants. So recently is was announced that the famous Crossover ensemble from Saint Petersburg “Terem Quartet” will perform at the festival.




20/07/2015

Vitebsk is gearing up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the wedding of Marc Chagall and Bella Rosenfeld.

Vitebsk is gearing up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the wedding of Marc Chagall and Bella Rosenfeld during the nearest weekend.  Different cultural events and celebrations will take place around the city from July, 24 to July, 26.  The organizer of this project has prepared for the guests and residents of Vitebsk a lot of interesting events including acrobats air show, sale of souvenirs and flowers, parade in wedding dresses and many others.




14/07/2015

July 18-19 The first Aeronautics Festival will take place in Minsk, in the territory of Minsk-1 Airport.

Dozens of famous Belorussian aviators will demonstrate their skills. For the first time at Borovaya terrain helicopter race will be held, paratroopers will surprise by landing mass and the pilots will show aerobatics on the Yak-52. So the Belorussian Federation of Air Sports will celebrate 70 years of peaceful sky.




11/07/2015

Interesting events to visit on this weekend in Minsk!

July 10 a new exposition named "From crinolines and bustles to Modern" from the collection of the Museum of the history of fashion by Marina Ivanova (Ukraine, Kiev) has opened at the National History Museum of Belarus (st. Karl Marx, 12).

July 11 the children's center KAZKI at water park invites all to celebrate the most fun sweet delicious holiday - the Worldwide Day of chocolate. Here you can learn a lot from the history of chocolate, admire the chocolate fountain and enjoy the amazing taste of your favorite treats. The program also includes a contest for the best tan.




11/07/2015

The first summer open-air dances and Minsk biketour. Must visit during this weekend!

This weekend, 11 and 12 July the first summer open-air dances will be organized on the place near the concert hall "Upper Town", Svobody place, 23a (on backside of the building).

The organizers of the biketour "Minsk. The Best" offer a 2.5 hours romantic biketrip around Minsk to drive to the most remarkable places of the city.




08/07/2015

Series of Saturday evenings of classical music will be held in Minsk in July.

In the next four Saturdays classical music will sound at Svobody Square in Minsk at the festival of classical music "Classic at the Town Hall."




07/07/2015

24th International Arts Festival Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk will be held from 9 till 13 July

24th International Arts Festival Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk will be held from 9 till 13 July at Summer Amphitheater, theater and concert venues in Vitebsk.




03/07/2015

Minsk is preparing to celebrate the 3rd of July - Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus!

Minsk is preparing to celebrate the 3rd of July - Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus!

In honour to the festival the range of tournaments, events, exhibitions, concerts and other events will be held in the capital.




03/07/2015

Kupala Night festival will be held in the agro-town of Alexandria (Shklov District, Mogilev Oblast) on this week-end, July 4 – 5

Kupala Night festival will be held in the agro-town of Alexandria (Shklov District, Mogilev Oblast) on this week-end, July 4 – 5.

For the sixth time Alexandria will gather guests from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and other countries to celebrate Kupala Night, one of the oldest folk holidays in Belarus.




02/07/2015

Gonaru Prodkau 2015 knights' festival will be held in Vileika (Minsk district) on this week-end, July 4 – 5.

Gonaru Prodkau 2015 knights' festival will be held in Vileika (Minsk district) on this week-end, July 4 – 5.

The festival of knights’ culture will immerse its guests in the atmosphere of the times of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania of the 11-16th centuries.




24/06/2015

The Belarusian Week will be held in Paris from 24 June through 1 July in anticipation of the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus

The program of the Belorussian Week in Paris includes events to promote Belorussian history and culture among French authorities, businessmen, diplomats, and general public. They are also aimed at intensifying the cooperation with the Belorussian community in France.




23/06/2015

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia arrived in Minsk with his primatial visit to the Belorussian Orthodox Church

This time the visit of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill is linked to the celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the demise of Prince Vladimir who has made a good beginning of Christian civilization of the East Slavs by uniting fraternal nations in Orthodox faith and the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.




18/06/2015

Ballet Summer at the Bolshoi

Ballet Summer at the Bolshoi, one of the largest international projects of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus invites opera and ballet lovers to enjoy world’s masterpieces performed by the leading dancers of Belarus and other countries.




16/06/2015

Vietnamese Culture Days will take place in Belarus on 16-22 June.

The visit of the Vietnam delegation will begin on 17 June with a tour of the Great Patriotic War memorial Khatyn and the Belarusian State Museum of History of the Great Patriotic War.




13/06/2015

On 14 and 16 June the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet will premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus.

On 14 and 16 June the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet will premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus.

Undoubtedly, Carmen is the most popular French opera. The eighth production of the opera is being prepared by the conductor Andrey Galanov, director Galina Galkovskaya, set and costume designer Anna Kontek, chorus master Nina Lomanovich, ballet masters Yulia Dyatko and Konstantin Kuznetsov, lighting designer Lyudmila Kunash.




12/06/2015

Belarus and China will introduce a visa-free entry for tour groups.

Belarus and China will introduce a visa-free entry for tour groups, BelTA learnt from Director of the Department of Tourism of the Sport and Tourism Ministry Vadim Karmazin.




11/06/2015

SPECIAL OFFER for OUR TWO-BEDROOM DELUXE APARTMENT in the HEART OF MINSK CITY CENTRE!!!

SPECIAL OFFER for OUR TWO-BEDROOM DELUXE APARTMENT in the HEART OF MINSK CITY CENTRE!!!
We are glad to announce to our Guests our new summer offer for rent of our BEST APARTMENT on Nezavisimosti avenue, 34!




10/06/2015

The international musical project Jazz Evenings with BelVEB Bank invites Minsk residents and guests of our capital to taste some jazz rhythms.

The international musical project Jazz Evenings with BelVEB Bank invites Minsk residents and guests of our capital to taste some jazz rhythms.

June, 13 in the very heart of the Belarusian capital (on Svobody place near the Minsk Town Hall, virtuosos from Belarus, Poland, France and Germany, will present their compositions in ethno, classic jazz, blues and soul.




09/06/2015

The coming weekend will be rich in various events in cultural life in our country!

The coming weekend will be rich in various events in cultural life in our country!

Musicales at Mir Castle will take place at Mir Castle from 12 till 15 of June.




06/06/2015

Hiking marathon "Friendship and Tolerance" and a rally-requiem "We remember" will be held in Minsk on June 7.

Hiking marathon "Friendship and Tolerance" and a rally-requiem "We remember," dedicated to the 70 th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and to the memory of the victims of Nazism, will be held in Minsk on June 7.




05/06/2015

Belarusian filmmakers were awarded three prizes at the 24th International Slavonic Film Festival Zolotoy Vityaz.

Belarusian filmmakers were awarded three prizes at the 24th International Slavonic Film Festival Zolotoy Vityaz (Golden Knight) held in Sevastopol from 22 May till 1 June.

The animated film Spoon for the Soldier by Irina Tarasova got the Golden Knight statuette. The Silver Knight in the same nomination went to Rondo Capriccioso by Igor Volchek. Yelena Turova and her film for children The Kindervileyka Ghost received the Bronze Knight.




04/06/2015

The international specialized agricultural expo Belagro 2015 opened in Minsk on 2 June.

The international specialized agricultural expo Belagro 2015 opened in Minsk on 2 June.

This year it takes place in the Minsk indoor Football Arena at 20/2 Pobeditelei Avenue. The expo stays open till 6 June. The program of the event also includes international forums Belfarm 2015 and Belproduct 2015.




04/06/2015

The international specialized agricultural expo Belagro 2015 opened in Minsk on 2 June.

The international specialized agricultural expo Belagro 2015 opened in Minsk on 2 June.

This year it takes place in the Minsk indoor Football Arena at 20/2 Pobeditelei Avenue. The expo stays open till 6 June. The program of the event also includes international forums Belfarm 2015 and Belproduct 2015.




31/05/2015

An unusual art exhibition will open at Lake Komsomolskoye in Minsk on 18 June.

A unique for Belarus in terms of concept and scale art project will be organized on an isle in Lake Komsomolskoye in Minsk. The large-scale exposition will feature works by famous Belarusian artists such as Konstantin Selikhanov, Konstantin Kostyuchenko, Mikhail Shikov, Pavel Voinitsky, Valery Malakhov, Vadim Matskevich, Igor Leontyev, Denis Barsukov, Tatyana Gomza, Pyotr Kuzmich, and Viktor Aster. The organizers stressed that the exhibition will become a platform for implementing artists' creative initiatives. It will showcase all the main development trends in the modern Belarusian art.




29/05/2015

Ministry of Foreign Affairs may cancel visas for short visits for foreign tourists to Belarus.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs may cancel visas for short visits for foreign tourists to Belarus.

This news was announced by Head of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Igor Fissenko during an online conference "Leisure abroad: how to avoid problems."




24/05/2015

Handicraft traditions to go on show at Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk this summer.

Handicraft traditions to go on show at Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk this summer.

Handicraft, ritual, doll, theatrical and other folk traditions will be displayed at the Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk by masters from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Slovakia.




19/05/2015

The first ten finalists of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will be named on 19 May while the first semifinal of the show that will take place at Vienna's Wiener Stadthalle indoor arena tonight.

The first ten finalists of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will be named on 19 May while the first semifinal of the show that will take place at Vienna's Wiener Stadthalle indoor arena tonight.

Representatives of 16 countries will perform in the first semifinal. Belarus' duo Uzari&Maimuna with their song Time will come on stage under number 11. Russia's entry Polina Gagarina will perform afterwards. Moldova will open the semifinal and the final song will be sung by Georgia's entrant.




16/05/2015

Confined to the international Night of Museums campaign, Belorussian museums have prepared unfogettable program

Confined to the international Night of Museums campaign, Belorussian museums have prepared unfogettable program that will plunge the city at night 16 to 17 of May into a cultural insomnia.

At the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus the night will roll on under the motto "Everyone has his own silence."




12/05/2015

Belorussian hockey players beat the Norwegians and reached the quarterfinal of the World Cup.

Belorussian hockey players beat the Norwegians and reached the quarterfinal of the World Cup.

Today in the final group game of 2015 World Championship in Czech Republic Team Belarus has won Team Norway and reached into the quarter-final. The team of Dave Lewis beat Norway with a score of 3:2 and advance to the playoffs of the 2015 IIHF World Championship in the Czech Republic.

Belarus started the match confidently and on the 8th minute of the match Alexei Kalyuzhny managed to convert the powerplay to the goal. In the middle of the second period, our team delivered two pucks in powerplay "5 to 4". First, Dmitry Korobov shoted his first puck at the champiomnship and then Andrei Kostitsyn used a penalty. After that, the Norwegians stole the initiative and two puck shots from Patrick Thoresen and Matthias Norstebo stroke Belarusian gates.

 




08/04/2015

Today, 8 April the 18th international tourism expo Leisure 2015 opens in Minsk in the national exhibition centre BelExpo.

Today, 8 April the 18th international tourism expo Leisure 2015 opens in Minsk in the national exhibition centre BelExpo.

The official opening ceremony of the exhibition will be attended by Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai who is visiting Belarus on 7-10 April.

Visitors to Leisure 2015 will be offered all kinds of business tours, cruises, children’s tours, educational tours, and guided tours. Those who will book a tour at the expo will get a discount. The expo Leisure 2015 will also showcase transportation services, insurance services, hospitality services, sports equipment, maps, tour guides, etc.




01/04/2015

Traditionally April is considered to be the period of theatrical premieres.

Traditionally April is considered to be the period of theatrical premieres.

This year, its audience will enjoy many perfomances of the capital's theaters.

Thus, the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus puts on stage the musical drama, which is rightly considered to masterpieces of Russian music - "The Tsar's Bride."




20/03/2015

On the 20th of March from noon until 14:15 Minsk citizens and guests of the capital could see an unusual and quite rare phenomenon - partial solar eclipse.

On the 20th of March from noon until 14:15 Minsk citizens and guests of the capital could see an unusual and quite rare phenomenon - partial solar eclipse.

As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks ("occults") the Sun. This can happen only at new moon.

The maximum time during which the Moon's shadow (area of a total eclipse of the sun) glides on Earth is about 3.5 hours, and the penumbra (partial eclipse region) lingers on Earth about 5.5 hours.




27/02/2015

"Cameristi della Scala" will first put on a concert in Minsk.

The exclusive concert of chamber orchestra globally renowned "Cameristi della Scala" will be held on April, 3rd at the Palace of the Republic in Minsk.




25/02/2015

Belarus claims Youth Relay gold at IBU YJWCH.

Team of the Republic of Belarus of Dinara Alimbekova, Anna Sola and Darya Blashko won the 3x6 Youth Relay of the 2015 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships with seven spare rounds on 23 February.




16/02/2015

The IBU Youth/Junior World Championships will be held in Belarus on 17-24 February 2015.

The National Winter Olympic Training Center Raubichi will be the major venue of the event, as the center has one of the world’s best biathlon complexes. The center has undergone a dramatic upgrade in the run-up to the championships. Now it boasts modern world-class equipment and facilities.




10/02/2015

XXII Minsk International Book Fair will take place in Minsk BelEXPO exhibition centre from 11th to 15th February.

XXII Minsk International Book Fair will take place in Minsk BelEXPO exhibition centre from 11th to 15th February. This major book fair will bring together publishers from 28 countries around the world. China has been named the Guest of Honor, and Russia the central exhibitor. The largest expos will be arranged by Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Iran.

Two main themes of the exhibition are Identified : the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War and the "2015 - the Year of Youth."




02/02/2015

Inspired by love and work of Marc Chagall, the designers of famous brand Valentino created a new collection with Belarusian motives.

Inspired by love and work of Marc Chagall, the designers of famous brand Valentino created a new collection with Belarusian motives.

Brand designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli created a new collection musing about love. They drew inspiration from the work of "hopeless romantics": images were under the influence of Shakespeare quotations, fragments of "Inferno" by Dante, and the paintings of Marc Chagall.




30/04/2013

New Eco Tourism Routes in Belarus!

The Republic of Belarus has a lot of popular cycling and water routes, farmsteads, sanatoriums and health resorts on its territory. 

Such places as Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve, national parks “Bielavezhskaya Pushcha”,  “Pripiatski” and “Narochanski” and also “The Braslav National Park” are the most popular among tourists. 

Each of these parks is unique, full of mystery and beauty. Many new places of active rest, new routes and museums were opened this year in Belarus.

For example, new fascinating eco-route “Star Diadem of Polotsk” was developed recently. It can be water or water-hiking route.

An exciting trip by canoe can be organized to a group of 12 people (plus two instructors) by the lakes Yanovo, Gomel, Paulskoe and many others.  The length of the route is about 40 km.

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18/04/2013

Minsk will become Jazz city in June!

Svobodi Square, Saturdays - 8, 15 and 29 June, the music project "Jazz Saturdays in the City Hall" will be held at the global level. Artists from Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, France, the UK, the USA and Japan will perform on the main historical square in Minsk. Leading Belarusian top jazz performers - Apple Tea, "Liptnitsky Show Orchestra" and a trio of Goryachij Constantine also take part in this project.

Elitist art goes out of doors. For example, last year thousands of people enjoyed the exhibition of Marc Chagall on Yakub Kolas Square and this year they will hear a first class jazz.

Welcome to Minsk!

jazz




10/04/2013

A new bicycle and water route will be opened in Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve in June.

The routes through this unique reserve will be about 130 km on the water and will take from two to four days. One can reach the destination by bicycle through the picturesque forest trails. Rafting on Berezina river will be by kayak.

During bicycle route those who want can visit the diggings of the ancient city of the X century and the town of the IV century on the bank of Berezina. This diggings were started two years ago. 

On the territory of pre-historic settlements the tourists will not only have some rest but also will learn about the lifestyle of their ancestors, their traditions and customs. 

Different items of kitchen utensils, working and hunting tools of ancient people are well preserved in these settlements. 

The tourist will get acquainted with the pride of Berezinsky Reserve – unique oak and birch forests; also they will see an unusual phenomenon - few dozen natural fountains on the river bank.

berezina




02/04/2013

Saint Sophia Cathedral in Polotsk is one of the most famous religious sites in Europe and the oldest Christian sanctuary in the Republic of Belarus.

The temple was built on the picturesque bank of the Western Dvina in the XI century (1044-1050) by Byzantine architects and according to the order of Vseslav the Sorcerer in the image of the church in Constantinople (Polotsk itself is mentioned in chronicles in 862 for the first time).

The thickness of the walls of the temple is 1.45 meters. The temple itself served as Fortress, which could safely hide a large number of soldiers inside.

In XIV-XV Sophia Cathedral used to be the main church of the East Slavic religion in Europe.

Polotsk




20/03/2013

White Tower is the must-see.

It is situated 39 kilometers north of Brest, on the edge of Belovezhskaya Pushcha in Kamenets.

The first mention of the White Tower refers to 1276, and, as legend says, it was built by the Giants.

At that time, White Tower (also called Kamentskaya Tower) used to be one of the wooden towers of the castle complex, surrounded by moats and ramparts.

The fortress is composed of large bricks, and its size suggests that the average human being could not afford such a construction.

Belaya Vezha




13/03/2013

Nesvizh is the place to go.

Spots to have a look at:

- The Church in the name of God's body - is the first in the territory of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and second in the world (after Il Gesu church in Rome) built in Baroque style.

This church was being built during 6 years (1587-1593), and its consecration took place in 1601. It is the burial for Nesvizh branch of the Radziwill family. 

- Benedictine Convent - was built in 1596 and has served its intended purpose until 1887. Nowadays the whole place is presented by the tower, the monastery buildings and modern buildings of Pedagogical College.

Getting to the monastery is possible through three-level tower, built in the second half of the XVIII century and crowned by a dome with a spire.

Also, the remains of earthen ramparts that surrounded the monastery and played an important role in the defense of the city have been preserved till today.

- Slutskaya Brama - the eastern gate of the "old town" and the only one preserved till today. On the both sides of this gate there were earthen ramparts that surrounded Nesvizh.

- Nesvizhskaya Town Hall - the oldest town hall preserved in Belarus. It was built in 1596 and rebuilt in 1752. Late Baroque and Renaissance style traces can be observed in its architecture. This town hall has been recently reconstructed. 

 The basis of the whole city is the Nesvizh Castle which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2006. This palace and park complex located in the eastern part of the city in XVI-XIX centuries used to be the residence of the Radziwill princes.

Nesvizh







27/02/2013

INTERESTING: Belarusian caves!

Belarus is truly beautiful and mysterious. This is the land of blue lakes, light woods and vast fields.

Also there are some pretty exotic places, like caves.

They are located next to Ginkovo lake in Glubokoye area near the village of Sakhnovichi.

Among the locals it is difficult to find a guide through these caves as some of them have forgotten the road there, others remember some curses and bans to go to those places, besides, the cave itself is located on the steep slope with 45 degrees.This place attracts many fans of mysteries and secrets.

It is said that a long time ago there was a church on the hill, and the caves is some sort of passages leading into the woods from it.

According to some other stories, these caves have served as storage for great treasures of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth princes, the stockpiles of weapons of the Civil War, or even the treasures of Napoleon himself.

Others say that in the 70's the caves attracted some military researchers, those who wanted to build a military plant after finding some aluminum deposits. Also, those were the soldiers who blew up the cave entrance before leaving.

However nowadays, according to witnesses, you can still get into three or four caves.

Perhaps hilly Ginkovo lakeside has not disclosed all its secrets and you will be the lucky one?

Peschery




26/02/2013

Let’s stretch out a hand to help orphan children.

Today we've visited Orphan Asylum №2. It is asylum for children with speech pathology and it is located on Kalinovskogo str, 65 in Minsk.

To make their life a little brighter and more comfortable we rendered  to the asylum some material and financial assistance.

Several times a month Royal Stay Group Company will render part of its profits to this Asylum.

This is so great to see happy  faces of children who just received a bit  of human warmth and attention.  

For those who’d like to help: http://detdom2.org

children




21/02/2013

Belarusian village is unique for Europe.

Today agroecotourism is very popular in Belarus. 

Our country attracts travelers by its beautiful nature, by its national parks and wildlife preserves, by huge number of lakes and rivers, by different cycle routes, floating, horse walks, ecological routes, excursions and museums.

Visiting a country house will let you get acquainted with the folklore, real rural life and with gastronomic traditions. You can even participate in master classes on plating bast shoes, baskets, on pottery making, on forging metal products and decorations.

Here you can also get acquainted with Belarusian songs, rites and dances. Corporate parties and holidays can be hold in such country estates. You can go fishing or hunting and you can also go to Belorussian Banya.

agrotourism




15/02/2013

The most unusual building in Minsk – The National Library.

This diamond-shaped structure built in 2006 with about 74 m of height and 115 000 tones of weight is definitely the most discussed building in Minsk by everybody who has ever been there or even planning a visit in the future.

The total area of the library is about 113 700 square meters, including the book depository - 54,900 square meters, and the construction volume of the building is about 420 600 cubic meters, including the storage facility - 200,600 cubic meters. Impressive.

biblioteka




11/02/2013

On the 16th and 17th of March Belarusians will celebrate Shrovetide (Pancake week)!

Shrovetide (Pancake week) is very ancient pagan holiday. The rites of this week are connected with seeing off winter and welcoming long-awaited spring. Shrovetide is celebrated for 7 days before the Lent – from 11th to 17th of March. 

Pancakes are one of the main attributes of this holiday as they symbolize the Sun. 

Exciting theatre plays, folk performances, batleyka, sport events, craftsmen’ fairs and other fascinating activities are arranged everywhere.

Every day of this holiday week has its unique name and traditions. So on Monday – “Vstrecha” – making effigy of Shrovetide, on Tuesday – “Zaigrysh” – going down slides,

on Wednesday – “Lakomka” – eating pancakes in the house of mother-in-lаw, on Thursday – “Razgulyai” – snow battles are held, on Friday – “Tsyosgchiny Vecherki” – sons-in-law invite their mothers-in-law for a dinner,

chuchelo




05/02/2013

The most remarkable event in Belarus in February this year is the UCI Track World Cycling Championships that will be held in Minsk Arena.

The most remarkable event in Belarus in February this year is the UCI Track World Cycling Championships that will be held in Minsk Arena.

This championship is the most prestigious competition in cycling with about 500 cyclists from more than 50 countries taking part.

UCI Track World Cycling Championships will continue from 20th to 24th of February. The ticket prices are said to be between 10 and 20 Euros, and passes will cost between 40 and 50 Euros.

velo




04/02/2013

Mirskiy Castle complex is the part of UNESCO World Heritage list since 2000.

Its architecture is the unique mix of different styles and makes this building to be one of the most impressive castles in the whole Europe.

Mir, itself, is a small place that became legendary together with its castle, mystery pond and catholic church built in the 16th century.

Here you can feel the beauty and greatness of this place, having an opportunity to get closer to its history.

Mirsky_zamok




29/01/2013

In February Belarus welcomes professional fishermen to take part in “Schuchiya Udacha” (Pike’s Luck) - sport fishing competition that will be held in one of the Braslav Lakes, the most picturesque place in the whole country.

This event has become a very nice tradition attracting winter fishing lovers from Belarus, Russia and Baltic states every year.

Lots of participants will compete in various categories and the winner of the main nomination will get a chance of free fishing on the Braslav Lakes for the whole year.

Traditional “banya” (sauna) and fish soup will be a perfect end of the day for everybody who decides to participate and test their skills in fishing.

schuka




21/01/2013

Belovezhskaya Pushcha is the oldest National Park in the whole Europe and it is situated within Grodno and Brest provinces in Belarus.

It is the only forest tract in Europe remaining actually intact.

Its climate conditions are favorable for life of forest animals with about 55 species of mammals, more than 200 species of birds, 11 species of amphibia, 7 species of reptiles living there.

However the most remarkable wild animal of the park is the European bison (called “zubr” in Belarusian), the heaviest surviving wild land animal in Europe.

A typical European bison is about 2.1 to 3.5 m long, not counting a tail of 30 to 60 cm long, and 1.6 to 2 m tall. Weight typically can range from 300 to 920 kg, with an occasional big bull to 1,000 kg or more.

zubry




16/01/2013

Belarusians are waiting for a very interesting event: Dog sled race "Zavіruha" (26-27 January 2013).

Extremely exciting show – dog racing or dogsled races will be held in the Republican Centre of Olympic Training in Winter Sports Raubichi, Minsk district from 26th to 27th of January this year.

The high speed, amazingly beautiful dogs, grace combined with power!

haski




22/12/2012

New Year Minsk.

In Minsk during the winter you can visit the same sights as during the summer. But in winter some of them look really fantastic covered by snow and illuminated. Don’t forget your mittens and bundle up. 

You can walk by Independence avenue – the main Minsk street, you can start your trip right from the Independence Square. 

You’ll pass by GUM where you can by a lot of different things from souvenirs to home appliances. Then you can go to Oktyabrskaya Square. There are main New Year Tree, Palace of the Republic and main skating-rink.

biblioteka




07/12/2012

Unforgettable New Year holidays in Minsk!

In the beginning of December Minsk is getting a new look. New Year illuminations appear on the streets, and in every office you can see the main New Year symbol – a fur- tree. 

In the very center of the city near the main New Year tree a skating rink will be opened soon and everyone can enjoy skating in there.

minsk new year

 




30/11/2012

Where celebrate the New Year?

In Minsk, of course.

New Year and Christmas Holidays are not far away and every person who is going to visit Minsk has already asked him or herself: “Where should I stay?”

minsk new year 2013

 




29/11/2012

2013 - THE YEAR OF BLACK WATER SNAKE

Snake is the symbol of wisdom and it comes into its rights on the 10th of February, 2013 and will rule till the 31st of January, 2014.

Black Water Snake despite its insidiousness is very wise animal that is why you shouldn’t be afraid of such dangerous (for superstitious people) mixture as year 2013 and year of snake.

uz2

 




27/11/2012

The results of participation in World Travel Market 2012 in London:

The company "Royal Stay Group" took part at World Travel Market in London from 5th till 8th November.

wtm 2012




09/11/2012

2013 will be the Year of Green Tourism in Belarus

Every year the Green Tourism in Belarus is becoming more popular and developing rapidly.

melovyeKer2




01/11/2012

Royal Stay Group Ltd will take part in the tourist exhibition World Travel Market in London.

wtm

Royal Stay Group Ltd together with "National Tourism Agency" will take part in the tourist exhibition World Travel Market in London.




01/11/2012

VIP excursion

Now you can book VIP excursion

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