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Travelling to Minsk, Belarus

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Minsk is one of the largest and also the capital city of Belarus. Minsk holds a special status in administration. It is embarked as the seat of the Executive Secretary and is regarded as the capital of the CIS i.e. the Commonwealth of Independent States. The city houses a number of churches, cemeteries, theatres of art and music, museums, recreational areas, picnic spots, gardens, cinemas and much more. The city has a planet named after them as it was founded by Nikolai Chernykh, who was an astronomer and belonged to the city. The planet was named 3012 Minsk.

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Minsk Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets

Tickets can be booked easily both offline and online. Booking tickets is easier online as it saves time and you can be sure of getting a booking beforehand. You can purchase your tickets on this website and also make payments thereafter, safely and securely.

How To Get Around

Metro is the easiest for international tourists. With an affordable ticket price, it can get you anywhere, especially to the main attractions of the city. The tickets can be purchased in the stations. Buses are not as convenient since the bus stops aren't well-marked. But if the metro doesn't go to your destinations, you can try the bus. But make sure you check the routes first in their website. If you want to get to your destination right away, you can ride the taxi. They're easy to find and not expensive. Do make sure you ride the official yellow cab.

What Should I Wear

You should dress as you normally would. The city can get really cold during the winter, so if you're planning to go during that season, do bundle up. Some Orthodox churches might now allow you to enter if you're wearing short shorts, short skirts, and/or tank tops. Some ideas for what to wear: trousers for men, skirts below the knee for women, and casual tops, long-sleeved for the cold.

Minsk Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Minsk is during the summer months, which is between June and September. These months are considered to have the ideal weather for vacation. However, these are also the months when Minsk recieves rainfall, so do bring umbrellas and raincoats.

Currency

Belarusian Ruble

Will I Need a Guide

A guide will not be needed as this website has substantial information about all the things you might need to know throughout your trip. Transportation is also easy.

How To Get There

A metro can be taken from the Plaza to reach the Minsk's Tsentralnyi Bus Station which make will make you reach the city directly very soon. You can also reach the city by air, arriving at National Minsk Airport. From there, you can reach the city center by taxi or bus. If you're traveling to Minsk from nearby cities, like Kiev, Warsaw, Vilnius, and Moscow, you can ride the train, which are convenient.

Additional Info

It's not proper to drink in public places such as streets, stadiums, squares, and parks. There are several places, like KGB building, where you aren't allowed to take pictures of, so do be careful and make sure you read all the signs about camera allowance. People in Belarus can speak Belarusians and Russians. Do not swear in their language in public. The plug in Belarus are type C and type F. Type C is the plug with two round pins, and type F is the one with two round pins too but with two earth clips on the side.