City Hall (Ratusha), Vitebsk

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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.
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  • August 8, 2017
    The Museum in the building, but did not go to the observation deck climbed. Top view is very good, you can see the whole city from the top. When you visit a serious security measures: pass only with a guide and 1 times per hour, before lifting to sign the journal receive coaching. Children not allowed.
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  • July 24, 2017
    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!
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  • July 19, 2017
    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.
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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.
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