The Times includes Minsk in top 30 best cities for tourists
The British Times included Minsk in the list of best cities for visiting tourists. The capital of Belarus is located on the 5th position. "You will find futuristic architecture in Minsk along with towers and frescoes of the Soviet style, as well as many post-war monuments", the newspaper writes. In addition, the article notes that it is possible to spend a weekend in Minsk with profit: there is a tasty and inexpensive meal, and tickets to the opera can be bought for 1 pound sterling. The edition also noted that now the visa is not needed for citizens of Great Britain and the whole European Union to visit Belarus.
British citizens no longer need a visa to visit Belarus. Expect to find futuristic architecture alongside Soviet-style tower blocks and murals, as well as a host of postwar monuments. Book to see opera and ballet at the Bolshoi (bolshoibelarus.by), where good seats often sell for less than £1. The food is good too, with restaurants serving solyanka — a spicy, sour Russian soup — and gravy-dipped pancakes. At night follow the locals towards the many German-style beer taverns.
Details The simple BonHotel (bonhotel.by) in the centre of town may be spartan, but one night room only costs from £33. Belarusian Airlines (belavia.by) has returns from Gatwick from £150
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