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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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  • Evening beautifully illjuminiruet. Byloby better to not writing all sorts of labels, and just beautiful would be perelivalos', but that is what it is. Quite interesting to see in the evening. Near shopping center and beautiful church (only in the evening, the Church is closed-no sostykovochka)
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  • The new library building in a modern style, but disputed-someone to love and someone not at all, but the visit at least close (and even better and go inside)! In addition to the standard library services library is also a small but interesting Museum of the book and a few galleries, as well as an observation deck, where it is always windy.
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  • Very interesting building, especially tonight there are a wonderful light scenery on the surface of this building. We visit the roof of the library, (entrance on the rear side, fee 3 Rubel), with an e...  more »
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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.