What to see in Belarus?

Belarus is a beautiful nature, lots of attractions, delicious food, kind people and low prices. Of course, this republic is worth a visit.

This article will tell about the interesting places of this region and what to see in Belarus.

Minsk

Of course, the first thing to visit is the capital of Belarus - Minsk. This is an amazingly spacious and clean city, full of hospitable museums, interesting sights and inexpensive cafes with delicious food made from local products. The most interesting places of the capital of Belarus are the City Hall, the Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, the Church of the Virgin Mary, the Trinity Suburb, the National Library, the Island of Tears.

Nesvizh and Mirsky castles

Belarus was once a part of the Lithuanian principality, and therefore several castles remained on the territory of the country. These sights, of course, the most convenient to visit, if you went to Belarus by car, but you can join the excursion group, traveling by bus.

The largest of the castles of Belarus - Nesvizh Castle, located in the same city of Nesvizh, 120 kilometers from Minsk. The castle is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been preserved in excellent condition - the courtyard, the moat and the large park, which is equally beautiful in summer and in winter. A lot of halls are open for tourists, at the ticket office you can rent an audio guide that will “hold” an interesting excursion. In Nesvizh you can also visit the central square, where the Town Hall with the clock is located.

Mir Castle is another castle preserved from the Lithuanian principality. It is located 90 km from Minsk and is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mir Castle was preserved somewhat worse than Nesvizh, and its dimensions are not so large, but the combination of the architectural styles of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance makes it one of the most interesting castles in all of Europe. There are other attractions not far from the Mir Castle: the Jewish Monument to the War Victims, the Roman Catholic Church of St. Nicholas, the Trinity Orthodox Church and the Tomb of the Princes of Svyatopolk-Mirsky. Also noteworthy is the town square and the market.

Krasnoselsky chalk quarries

Cretaceous mines called Krasnoselsk "Belarusian Maldives". This wonderful place is characterized by crystal-clear bright blue water, surrounded by picturesque hills. Of course, visiting this place is better in the summer or spring.

Brest Fortress

Brest Fortress, as you might have guessed, is located in the city of Brest. The building was erected in 1833 and for a long time served as a defensive fortification of Belarus. Today the fortress serves as a memory of the legendary heroes of the Brest Fortress. This place is perhaps the largest memorial in the post-Soviet space to commemorate the courage of Soviet soldiers.

Bialowieza Forest

The National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Belovezhskaya Pushcha is the largest forest in central Europe, remnants of a primeval forest that once stretched from the Baltic Sea to the Bug River. The park, in particular, is famous for nominal oaks, which are about 500 years old. In addition, about 60 species of animals and more than 200 species of birds inhabit the reserve. Also in the park there are themed museums.