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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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  • It's already a little tradition, each arrival in Minsk to visit the observation deck of the national library. Feature views of the city. Mounted binoculars. the truth is unclear)
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  • Probably in the summer look better, but the height is impressive. Basically offering an overview of the residential houses and prospect Avenue. On the elevator to climb on the 23 floor. The playground is closed glass shields, there is almost no wind, not cold. Café downstairs. Huge servings of ice cream and pancakes. One serving is enough for two.
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  • The building with magnificent architecture is situated in a beautiful green recreation area. Minsk is proud of its national library. Easily accessible by subway line, the East Station (Uskhod). Nearby...  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.