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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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