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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  • This is a place to visit. During the day take the elevator to the top and enjoy the view. Go for a coffee in a perfect restaurant. At night it is beautifully lit. Good subway connection to and from th...  more »
  • The building is visible from a great distance. Very impressive. Next door is still a great Mall.
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  • One of the most famous sights in Minsk. The unique building, the second such in the world. It is possible you may come from several directions, parking and always a lot of free sites. For a fee you can climb to the top, there is an observation deck, offering amazing views of the city. Around the library lies a young Park, a water channel, with fountains, you can have a rest from city vanity, swimming is not recommended. Visit worthwhile, interesting
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  • 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.
  • Modern building in an los city 😊 Near of metro station so easy Access.
  • This Glow-In-The-Dark Library Was Designed to Mimic a Diamond
  • 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.
  • One of the most attractive touristic places in the contemporary Belarus history. The design of the library is unique and worth spending time reading books !

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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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