Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Belarus  /  Vitebsk Region  /  Vitebsk  /  Museums  /  City Hall (Ratusha)

City Hall (Ratusha), Vitebsk

4.7
#2 of 11 in Museums in Vitebsk Region
Specialty Museum Museum
Learn about regional history by exploring archaeological remains, numismatics, ancient weapons, and Masonic items in the Local Lore Museum at City Hall (Ratusha). The building itself has a colorful history--it served as a watchtower, a court, and a bank. It also hosted the city administrative board. Enter the foyer and see a 2 m (6.5 ft) tall bronze coat of arms of Vitebsk--placed as a memorial to partisans who were hanged in front of the hall during World War II. The museum features nearly 200,000 artifacts. Look for a 13th-century birch-bark letter, a 17th-century silver knight’s belt, and 19th-century weapons from the Napoleonic Wars. Put City Hall (Ratusha) into our Vitebsk Region vacation route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Create an itinerary including City Hall (Ratusha)

(Vitebsk Region is the nearest city to City Hall (Ratusha))

map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
78 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • On the visit to the Town Hall survived the most unforgettable impressions. From the observation deck, where I climbed in the group along with knowledgeable and friendly staff member of the Museum, opened a magnificent panorama of the city! Well, list all exhibitions that were there, it is simply impossible. Most importantly, I was able to see a map of pre-revolutionary Vitebsk, where my ancestors lived. Thanks to the Museum staff for responsiveness and friendliness!
    View original
  • The historical value of the city in which often hold various exhibitions. On the ground floor of the Museum, in the summer, you can climb to the top and admire the city on other floors, hosts a variety of exhibitions (tales, butterflies, rocks, shells, armor, weapons, inquisition). Everyone will be able to visit something that is interesting to him and close.
    View original
  • Town Hall in the Centre of the town is the local history museum. Better off buying a ticket in all halls. An interesting exhibition is dedicated to the great patriotic war. There is an interesting room hoards found in Vitebsk region.
    View original

Plan your trip to Vitebsk Region

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Vitebsk Region

Tourism in Vitebsk Region centers around its rich natural scenery; as a result, most accommodations are either a relaxing natural getaway or a base for exploring the picturesque landscape. The major city within this region, Vitebsk, boasts a variety of hotels from which to explore the town's attractions. 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.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Vitebsk Region by other users

18 days in Belarus BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Belarus BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Vitebsk Region, Brest & Minsk BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Minsk, Brest & Vitebsk Region BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Belarus BY A USER FROM BELARUS August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Belarus BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Belarus BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Minsk, Vitebsk Region & Kaliningrad BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 23 days in Belarus, Kosovo & Kaliningrad BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Belarus & Kaliningrad BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Kosovo & Belarus BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans