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. Plan to visit City Hall (Ratusha) during your Vitebsk vacation using our convenient Vitebsk driving holiday app .
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  • There are a lot of exhibitions in the town hall, the building itself is very beautiful! I recommend to climb to the top (costs about 3 rubles) and admire the beautiful views of Vitebsk.
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  • Very interesting! Saturated exposure! I recommend to climb to the observation deck on the town hall to the top - it is not easy, because very steep steps, but the view from above from the street will lead to delight! Autumn benevolent staff ! Thank you all!
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  • The corner in front of the Town Hall is now one of the most beautiful in Vitebsk. And for some reason there's always just a herd of pigeons. Excellent frame in the photo piggy bank)
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