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National Library of Belarus, Minsk
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Climb the observation deck at National Library of Belarus and get a panoramic view of Minsk. A diamond-shaped 23-story glass building symbolizes the value of knowledge stored in books. The library houses the largest collection of Belarusian printed materials and the third-largest collection of books printed in Russian. Light shows play across the building's facade at night. Amenities include reading rooms, library carrels, an Internet center, a children’s room, cloakrooms, and a fitness center. Our Minsk vacation generator makes visiting National Library of Belarus and other Minsk attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Fantastic nice building unique architecture!! Brilliant lighting, every night enjoy only the library books snap ok nothing of
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  • My countrymen have a habit-reprimand her, but the building of the national library finds a lot of verbal cuffs. And all because of anekdotichnogo raise funds for its construction and unusual form. But I want to take a look at this building as a library. And here-all good! Flexible search books, comfortable lounges, an abundance of necessary literature. The only negative-working time. The weekend closes at 18:00, it's no good.
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  • Building brand new, very modern and very particular I explained who accompanied me that at night is dark and it is fantastic ... the 24 floor the panoramic terrace from where you can see a part of the new minsk ... and on sunny days they told me that you can see the whole minsk (but I doubt) ... There is also a food court (a bit pricey when compared to admission price 3 rubles) and an art gallery (the one by me view was sciapetta) ... one thing that struck me in positive is the design (I don't know what else to call it) which is at the entrance of the library (which is not the entry for our panoramic terrace) where on one side there are some sentences in all modern languages (left) and on the other all ancient languages (right) the national library is very easy to get to is the 3 last stop on the blue line ... after the dana Mall! ... to visit!
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  • It is one of the major tourist attraction in Minsk. This library has a great structure and for visitors it has an observatory deck, book museum and lots of collection of wonderful paintings and art works. It is worth a visit while staying in Minsk.
  • in daytime looks quite cool for a library, but at night the illumination is actually quite pityfull, considering inside: its really hard to find some reasonable books here, and if you do, you can take them home only if you have a PHD, at least it was like this in 2013 and nothing usually gets improved here. attention to the infrastructure, toilets are modern built hole-in-the-floor version, and you need to take paper before you enter the cabin... its also built on an unstable fundament, so im curious how long it survives
  • Great, modern library! Highest in Europe as far as I know. Has free internet for members.
  • Nice building, great to visit. Not really practical for studying or working, you have to pay to get in and Internet on pc or wifi is not included in the entrance price (I don't even know if it would work by paying). Is this communism?
  • Highly recommended tourist attraction if you are visiting Minsk. On the back side of the National Library there is an elevator to the panoramic view floor.