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Gorky Park, Minsk

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Stroll under the canopy of trees at Gorky Park, the oldest park in Minsk, dating back to 1800. During Soviet times, the park changed its name from the Governor’s Gardens to the "park of culture and recreation after A.M. Gorky," a famous Soviet writer. Rent a rowboat or paddle on the river which runs through the park. Have a snack at one of several cafeterias on the bank. Attractions include an amusement park, an observatory with a planetarium, and an ice skating rink. A 56 m (184 ft) high Ferris wheel offers a broad view of the city. Put Gorky Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Minsk online driving holiday planner .
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  • Visited Gorky Park, impressed the Ferris wheel! We decided to ride the Ferris wheel and see the city from above. Choose Open cabins. It's not even a cubicle, and 4 seats, arranged in a single row. Tourists, dared to hire at these locations is waiting for an unforgettable impression! Adrenaline racing, to Minsk is no longer pay attention. If no contraindications-recommend!
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  • Are four parks in the central area of Minsk, but this one I liked more. Very Woody, I've been quite beautiful boulevards and on the edge of the river that makes the boundaries with the Park. Is not too large, traverses the Park quickly.
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  • Park is in central Minsk. Lots of attractions for small children. Great place to take a break and have a picnic.  more »
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  • Interesting place to hang out and different occations celebarated here.
  • The best part there is nature. It's a wonderful place to walk alone or with friends in any season. And the squirrels are so cute there!
  • Good to spend time with children.
  • Warning : A very strange looking squirrel with bizarre hair lives inside this park
  • Kids friendly, green space

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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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