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Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the north and east,Ukraine to the south,Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the north. Its capital is Minsk.


Belarus is landlocked, relatively flat, and contains large tracts of marshy land.

Belarus is a traditional and charmingly unique country which is sadly often overlooked by tourists. Travel into landlocked Belarus through sweeping marshy areas and thick forests where deer, wild boar and buffalo reside and you’ll find crystal-clear lakes as well as warm hospitality from the locals.

 

Belarus offers a diverse range of attractions from its national parks and lakes to its rich cultural and historical heritage. So whether you are an eco-tourist, an avid hunter or angler, a history enthusiast, or a lover of the arts,Belarus may pleasantly surprise you with its wide range of travel opportunities.

 


Attractions:


 

Minsk

 

Minsk– the capital of Belarus.. Founded more than 900 years ago. Cathedral of the Holy Spirit and Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Trinity Suburb - an example of Minsk urban architecture of the previous century, Independence Square with its Government Building and Red Roman Catholic Church, Victory Square with its 38-m obelisk and the Eternal Flame commemorating the heroes of World War II, parks and modern architectural ensembles.Minskis the city where one can find the best of the Belarusian cultural heritage museums and exhibitions, theatres, world-famous Belarusian ballet.

Minsktoday is the city of wide clean streets, modern and old architectural buildings, parks and green boulevards.

 


Braslav Lakes

 

“BraslavLakes” National Park is situated in the north-west of the country, There are many archaeological, historical and cultural monuments in “Braslav Lakes” National Park. In the centre of the park stands one of the oldest Belarusian towns, Braslav, first mentioned in the chronicles of the 11th century. The town is situated on a green hill of the northern bank o fDrivyaty Lake.

 








Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park

 

Situated on the watershed between the Baltic and the Black Seas, this immense relatively undisturbed forest of evergreen and deciduous broad-leaved trees is the last large primary temperate forest in lowl and Europe and one of its largest biodiversity reserves. It contains several rare species of mammal such as wolf, elk, lynx and otter, and some 300 reintroduced European Bison, an endangered species.

 

Mir Castle

 

The Mirsk Castle Complex is located in the town of Mir,Belarus. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.Mir Castle is a unique monument of Belarusian architecture, it was built by duke Ilinich in early 16th century near village Mir (Grodno Region) instead of wooden feudal farmstead, which existed there in 15th century.

 







Brest Fortress

 

The Brest Fortress is located in the West of Brest and was built in the middle of the 19th century against the German invasion on June 22, 1941. The monument commemorates the epic and courageous defense of the frontier stronghold during the initial stage of the German-Soviet War.

 









Pripyat Reserve

 

The river Pripyat with its flooded oak forests on the banks, black storks and grey cranes, unique biological environment of Polesie marshes and the oppotunity to watch migrations of aquatic birds is considered to be the Queen of Polesie.

 










Minsk Sea

 

The Minsk Sea is a delightful place for strolling in the fresh air, dining, playing games and enjoying the natural attractions of Belarus. Just a few kilometers north of Minsk, the lovely Minsk Sea is an artificially created body of water that offers a free public beach, and catamaran and pedal-boat rentals.

 









The Nesvizh town, Belarus.

 

Oustanding monument of architecture is Nesvizh’s Palace & Castle Complex with the big reservoirs and park. There is possible to see architecture of different styles that testifies that construction had some stages and art achievements of different historical epoch were used.

 









Kossovo

 

Kossovo – sounds not much Belarusian? Still it is a small Belarusian town, where you can feel the spirit of history after visiting the ancient castle

 













St Anna Cathedral

 

The unique piece of architecture, dating back to 1792 can be found near Vitebsk. St Anna Cathedral was designed by Robert and Anna Bzhestowski. Today it is also famous for the arboretum with beautiful statues all over the place.











General info.

 

Capital: Minsk


Population: 9,643,566


Language: Belarusian (official) 23.4%, Russian (official) 70.2%, other 6.4% (includes small Polish- and Ukrainian-speaking minorities)


Currency: The Belarusian Ruble (BYR)


Religion: Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20%


Climate: cold winters, cool and moist summers; transitional between continental and maritime



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