The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk

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Explore one of the largest collections of Belarusian and foreign art at The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. Opened in 1939, the museum moved to its present two-story building with 10 spacious halls in 1957. It houses over 27,000 works of art. When you visit, leave your bags in the cloakroom downstairs and get an audio guide at the museum shop. As you wander the museum, notice the portraits of grand dukes and their families. You'll see heroic revolutionary art, including evocative pictures of Minsk, which was devastated by bombing. The museum also features a vast collection of modern art, as well as Asian art from the 14th-20th centuries. Amenities include a cafe and a shop selling postcards, books, and other souvenirs. Arrange to visit The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus and other attractions in Minsk using our Minsk family vacation planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The museum contains a relatively large and wide ranging collection. It was well displayed and there were no crowds when we went in the morning.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This art museum is no doubt worth a visit. Were there at the exhibitions "Aivazovsky and marine" and "Fragile beauty". (The second exhibited work expressed by a well-known masters in Belarus and the former Soviet republics Borisov Crystal factory. Exhibits, unfortunately, the exhibition brought was somehow not so much as I'd like). Passing on the above exhibitions through other Museum halls, with a surprise for yourself found hanging on the wall painting "the unequal marriage". Pukireva. And how many fine portraits still there! A truly remarkable collection of Russian art in particular has this art gallery. So for myself have decided that at this time, that there was no "vinaigrette" 's head, will visit the two previously mentioned exhibition, and in the following visits to Minsk will definitely look at and with other collections of this museum.
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  • August 4, 2017
    The museum focuses on Belorussian artists. There were many beautiful works. A unique experience for art lovers.  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    Marble & wooden sculpture, paintings and ancient magazines, mesmerizing details of art works are within this museum.
  • July 5, 2017
    Best museum in Minsk I've seen so far
  • May 29, 2017
    Friendly staff, spacious halls, great exhibitions of modern artists
  • March 24, 2017
    Everything was good but could have more contemporary art.
  • October 12, 2016
    This museum, although not big has always some interesting exposition going on. The paintings are not stacked one above the other and the illumination of the building is really well done. The cheap prices for the ticket make it an inexpensive visit.

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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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