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. Put National Library of Belarus and other Minsk attractions into our Minsk online trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Unusual building. There is an observation deck (can't say how things are there, our trip was fog). I have heard that the building is included in the top-10 most ugly. But it's not such a terrible thing. Honestly, the building as a building. The entrance is decorated in the form of an open book. Completely original. Inside the beautifully.
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  • Visited this creation 10/03/2018 afternoon. As can be and original. But the contents to "zero". All the food there on the recommendation, they say everything is beautiful and everyone enjoyed it. But what I liked is unclear. Any information that look interesting, inside any booth I saw. My question to that show, I have not heard a clear answer. In General, nothing clear and muddled. Time spent in vain. Bought a ticket for 1 Bel. ruble and walked on three floors. A picture gallery on the second or third floor. But such "coats", I have not seen further visited review site, is worth three Bel. the ruble also has not impressed any types and bad optics. People, everyone wants something interesting, and it and not find
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  • Not the most beautiful building and observation deck have nothing to do for frosted dirty glasses (pass
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  • Although far from the city center, the library is an easy ride on the metro (even for someone who speaks no Belarusian, like me). It’s completely worth it, as around the back of the library you can pay to go up to the 35th floor to see the surrounding view of the city. Beautiful!!!
  • plus: this is a library. it's all.) minus: this is one of the worst buildings in the world! And this is a fact! If you don't believe me, come to this place at night and look at this horror. Also, nobody hasn't been canceled the Soviet mentality and the attitude to you.
  • The building is quite unusual but inside the place is very well organized. When I went there was not much for foreigners But they still had foreign newspapers.
  • The observation deck entrance is at the back side of the building. Paid some fee, climbed the lift. The deck is overlooking the city of Minsk. Very beautiful view from here. There's a cafe and rooms for art exhibition. At night, we waited to see the light spectacle. Beautiful illumination. It's worth the wait.
  • Excellent library
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