Belarusian National Arts Museum, Minsk

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Explore one of the largest collections of Belarusian and foreign art at Belarusian National Arts Museum. Opened in 1939, the museum moved to its present two-story building with 10 spacious halls in 1957. It houses over 27,000 works of art. When you visit, leave your bags in the cloakroom downstairs and get an audio guide at the museum shop. As you wander the museum, notice the portraits of grand dukes and their families. You'll see heroic revolutionary art, including evocative pictures of Minsk, which was devastated by bombing. The museum also features a vast collection of modern art, as well as Asian art from the 14th-20th centuries. Amenities include a cafe and a shop selling postcards, books, and other souvenirs. To visit Belarusian National Arts Museum on your holiday in Minsk, and find out what else Minsk has to offer, use our Minsk driving holiday planning app .
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  • The museum contains a relatively large and wide ranging collection. It was well displayed and there were no crowds when we went in the morning.  more »
  • This art museum is no doubt worth a visit. Were there at the exhibitions "Aivazovsky and marine" and "Fragile beauty". (The second exhibited work expressed by a well-known masters in Belarus and the former Soviet republics Borisov Crystal factory. Exhibits, unfortunately, the exhibition brought was somehow not so much as I'd like). Passing on the above exhibitions through other Museum halls, with a surprise for yourself found hanging on the wall painting "the unequal marriage". Pukireva. And how many fine portraits still there! A truly remarkable collection of Russian art in particular has this art gallery. So for myself have decided that at this time, that there was no "vinaigrette" 's head, will visit the two previously mentioned exhibition, and in the following visits to Minsk will definitely look at and with other collections of this museum.
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  • The museum focuses on Belorussian artists. There were many beautiful works. A unique experience for art lovers.  more »
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  • Social realism exhibit was amazing. Loved the new wing of the museum- so much light!
  • In August 2017 is under mantainance :( The main entrance looks very nice, near to the Dynamo Stadium.
  • Awesome! Breathtaking paintings and sculptures from great artists in a beautiful environment. Congrats to the curators. Must visit!
  • The light the isn't good enough. Some paints was put to high and hide behind the glass.
  • Marble & wooden sculpture, paintings and ancient magazines, mesmerizing details of art works are within this museum.

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The funky town of Minsk is flooded with cool hotels and chic apartments to rent, many of which can be quite luxurious. Renting an apartment is a great option--and if you are traveling with a group, you can keep the cost per person down. While bed and breakfasts and guesthouses are not quite as popular in this city, you can find affordable lodging at the nice but less expensive hotels that may sacrifice location or amenities. Most hotels and hostels will arrange to register you as a foreigner with the police. If you rent an apartment-style accommodation, make sure to check in advance whether or not your host will do so. Without registration, you can stay in Belarus for only five business days.
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