Cultural Venues, Minsk

Cultural Venues (Self Guided), Minsk

Since Minsk serves as the capital of Belarus, the fine city is also at the center of the country's terrific culture. Here, tourists will admire a plethora of theaters, cinemas, as well as other cultural venues of interest. Discover just a few of them today!
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Guide Name: Cultural Venues
Guide Location: Belarus » Minsk (See other walking tours in Minsk)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 Km or 3.6 Miles
Author: Linda
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Belarusian State Musical Theatre
  • Museum of History of Belarusian Cinema
  • Yanka Kupala National Academic Theatre
  • Trade Union Palace of Culture
  • Belarusian State Circus
  • Belarusian State Philharmonic
  • Cinema October
Belarusian State Musical Theatre

1) Belarusian State Musical Theatre

If you like music, than you should definitely go to the Belarusian State Musical Theater. The theater was established in 1970 and has since been the name behind more than a hundred theater productions, many of them, honored with excellent reviews from demanding critics as well as the theatrical community.
Museum of History of Belarusian Cinema

2) Museum of History of Belarusian Cinema

The Museum of History of Belarusian Cinema is situated in the center of Minsk in a beautiful court between Hotel "Minsk" and The Red Church. The cinema was established in 1976. The permanent show list includes films that present the golden collection of Belarusian Cinematography, as well as those which are part of the honorable list of UNESCO's World of Cinema.

Operation hours: Monday – Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm. Movies are shown: Wednesday, Friday: 3 pm - 6:30 pm
Yanka Kupala National Academic Theatre

3) Yanka Kupala National Academic Theatre

National academic theatre of Yanka Kupala is the oldest theatre of Belarus. It was opened on September 14, 1920 and it is located in a building of the Minsk provincial theatre, constructed under the project of architects Karol Kozlowski and Konstantin Uvedensky in 1890 by means of donations of citizens. In 1944 has been renamed in honor of classic of the Belarusian literature, poet Yanka Kupala.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.
Trade Union Palace of Culture

4) Trade Union Palace of Culture

The Trade Union Palace of Culture opened its door in 1956 and continues to bustle with outstanding performances to this very day. Every year, visitors may indulge in the roughly 700 events or so that are featured at the fantastic venue. It's not uncommon for hundreds of people to flock to this palace on any given day.
Belarusian State Circus

5) Belarusian State Circus (must see)

The Belarusian State Circus is the ideal place to find good humor and surprise performances. The circus is situated on Independence Avenue and has a capacity of 1667 seats. Witness the funny clowns, acrobats, wide range of animals and birds, as well as the many other aspects that make the Belarusian State Circus a must-visit.
Belarusian State Philharmonic

6) Belarusian State Philharmonic

The Belarusian State Philharmonic officially opened in 1937 and quickly became the main hall needed to unite the best orchestras of all of Belarus. The cultural center has truly played a major role in the development of Belarusian music. The program of Philharmonic consists of folk and symphony ensembles, as well as different genres ranging from classical to jazz.
Cinema October

7) Cinema October

October Cinema is located on Independence Avenue (the main avenue of the city). The cinema's program always consists of the newest and greatest films of the moment. The huge hall features a big screen, good sound, as well as comfortable seats. Cinema October is perfect for a night with friends and/or family.

Walking Tours in Minsk, Belarus

Create Your Own Walk in Minsk

Create Your Own Walk in Minsk

Creating your own self-guided walk in Minsk is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Minsk Introduction Walking Tour

Minsk Introduction Walking Tour

When in Minsk, visitors are sure to discover a fantastic range of exotic places, valuable architectural spots, and cultural venues which combine to create Minsk's unforgettable landmarks. Do not hesitate to experience the deep culture of Minsk.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Minsk's Historical Churches Tour

Minsk's Historical Churches Tour

The religious life of Belarus has been strongly influenced by both the Orthodox and Catholic religions. Consequently, Minsk features several beautiful churches that are well worth your time and energy while in this fine city. Take a walk down Minsk religious sights today!

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 Km or 4.2 Miles