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28 Mar

Top 3 Must-See Destinations in Belarus

Are you preparing to go backpacking in Europe, visiting family, or just want to have a fun vacation abroad this summer? If you’re heading to Belarus, make sure to pack your passport and visa before you check out these 3 fascinating destinations.

Museum of the Great Patriotic War

This museum is largely regarded as the most fascinating museum and Minsk, and if you’re a history buff, you will learn a ton from this exhibition, especially if you’re a World War II who’s interested in the Eastern Front. You can find real vehicles, planes, and artillery used in World War II, as well as a detailed history of Belarus’ history during its occupation by the Nazi regime. The museum is filled with explanations in English, as well as helpful audio guides and English language tours that you can schedule in advance.

Vul Kastrychnitskaya

Minsk’s Vul Kastrychnitskaya, known under Soviet rule as Ulitsa Oktyabrskaya (a name still used to this day), has transformed since the fall of the Soviet Union into a colorful, gorgeous arts district. Apartment blocks, factories, and warehouses are wrapped in beautiful murals by talented street artists, and many of these buildings have since been repurposed to house cafes, galleries, and events for all to enjoy. Another boon of this flourishing arts district is the presence of delicious food trucks! Foodies, artists, and counterculture enthusiasts alike will enjoy their time in this unofficial arts district.

Brest Fortress

This Belarusian fortress, built sometime between 1833 and 1842, is home to a WWII legend: during Operation Barbarossa, when Brest Fortress was used for barracks, two small regiments of soldiers successfully held their own against the much larger Nazi forces at during a surprise attack in 1941 for an entire month. Today, this stronghold is home to museums and Soviet memorials that commemorate this successful defense against Nazi Germany.

When you’re ready to go abroad for business or pleasure, you’re going to need a valid US passport, and a Belarus visa if you plan to stay more than the allotted 30 days when traveling in and out of Belarus through Minsk Airport. If you need either–or both–we’re here to help make the process of obtaining your passport and visa fast and easy. Call Texas Tower Houston at 713-874-1420 and let us know how our experts can help you today.

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