National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre Address: 220029, Minsk, Parizhskaya Kommuna Sq, 1. Buses - № 24, 38, 57, 91 till the bus stop "Opera theatre". Trolley-buses - № 12, 29, 37, 40, 46, 53 till the bus stop "Operatheatre". Underground - station “Nemiga”.
The National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus was founded in 1933 and reconstructed in 2009. In recent years artists of the theatre have toured over 30 countries. Probably, soon one will hardly find a country on a map not marked with a performance of the Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus: from Portugal and Spain to Japan and China, from Norway and Great Britain to Turkey, Thailand – the theatre has found its devoted admirers all over the world. Opera “Nabucco” by J. Verdi, “Tosca” by G. Puccini, “Snow Maiden” of Rimsky-Korsakov, “Chopiniana” to music by F. Chopin, “Tristan and Isolde” to music of Wagner, "Sylphide" by Levenshold became notable theatre first nights.
Belarusian State Circus Address: 220030, Minsk, Nezavisimosti Ave., 32,
+375 (17) 327-78-42. Buses: № 100 Underground: station “Kupalovskaja”, station “Ploshcha Peramogi”.
Famous Belarusian State Circus is extremely popular among tourists. It’s the only circus in the world situated in the centre of the capital of the state in the main street and the only circus in the world adapted for all circus-genre performances and keeping all types of animals including sea animals.
Permanent exhibition: the Ancient Belarusian art, including icons, wooden sculpture, works of applied art; the Belarusian art of the 16th to 20th centuries; Russian painting of the 18th - 20th centuries.
Thematic exhibitions and chamber music concerts are held (2 times a month). Open: from 11.00 till 18.00. Closed on Tuesday.
This museum is devoted to the history of the World War II. It was opened on 7 November 1944, when there still were battles.
The exposition of the Museum is located in 30 rooms and represented by 80,000 unique exhibits: an extensive collection of documents and photographs, weapons, used by armed forces of the regular army and partisan units, including home-made guns, etc.
The diorama of a concentration camp Maly Trostenets, the third largest in Europe, is presented there.
Address: Minsk, Karl Marx Str., 12, tel. 227-43-22.
The Museum presents archeological, ethnographic, numismatic, military-historical collections, as well as collections of ancient books and manuscripts, icons, religious clothes, works of folk art. You will see the objects of primitive art and works of high art of medieval culture – the world-famous Slutsk belts, altar gate, items made of porcelain.
The only museum of material culture in Belarus. It is located in 40 km from Minsk, on the picturesque bank of the river Ptich.
Here you can spend time in a new and exciting way, experience the atmosphere of the Belarusian province of the 19th century, get acquainted with a way of rural life, grasp the meaning of folk customs and the secrets of ancient crafts.