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National Library of Belarus

Nezavisimosti 116, Minsk 220114, Belarus
+375 17 266-37-02
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Good view from observation platform

Good view from observation platform. There are no high buildings nearby so good photos could be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Irina A
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Closed! : (

We visited on a Monday afternoon unfortunately the library was closed including the observation... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nezavisimosti 116, Minsk 220114, Belarus
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"observation deck"
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"unusual building"
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"light show"
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"art gallery"
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"panoramic view"
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"awesome building"
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"night visit"
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"nice pictures"
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"architectural design"
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"big glass"
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"third floor"
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"lighting effects"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good view from observation platform. There are no high buildings nearby so good photos could be taken.

Thank Irina A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday afternoon unfortunately the library was closed including the observation deck. It was easy to get to the library, take the metro to Uschod station (blue line) and you will see the library when you come out of the metro.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the visit. Amazing walk around the river in the summer or spring. Nicely lighted in the night.

Thank Olga T
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Cool architecture design, some will say it is ugly, but it is quite unique. On the roof you can find fantastic view point with great views of Minsk. There is also a café one floor down from the viewpoint.

Thank Tal R
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The building is quite something and at night you can see commercials on the side. On the top of the building there is a viewpoint. The entrance to the viewpoint is on the other side of the entrance to the library.

Thank Nicholas N
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Is a large futuristic building, it looks like a giant diamond balancing on a mirror. The unique design of this building alone makes the National Library of Belarus an absolute attraction. There is not much to observe around because it is just outside the center

Thank ShavyB
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I have been told that this is one of the 10 ugliest architectural place in Belarus. From outside it looks in fact as a huge crystal cube but I'm very curious to visit it inside; I hardly hope to discover it next time.

Thank Eugenio S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The National Library of Belarus is easily reachable by metro. It's a fantastic building. It's shape is incredible. It's possible, paying a ticket and taking a lift, to go to the observation desk at its top. The view of that part of Minsk, from there,...More

Thank Thombly
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Minsk is a very charming city and the National Library of Belarus is certainly one of its most beautiful modern public buildings. As it is located a bit far from downtown, it is better to visit it late in the afternoon in order to enjoy...More

Thank Camilo L
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

An impressive building from the outside. Imposing entrance hall. We went in on a Sunday and were told that the Observation Tower and café were open and round the corner. So we went there. We got in the lobby but could not get up the...More

Thank Hevsy
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Eva R
1 November 2016|
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Response from Erika J | Reviewed this property |
Hi Eva, yes library will be working on January 2nd from 10am till 6pm :) enjoy! Seems like observation deck will be open even on January 1st :)
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