That is why we are happy to challenge you: how many of these 100 things can you do during your next trip around Belarus?

 

SPRING

  1. Get the list of 100 most interesting things to do in Belarus
     
  2. Wake up at 5 am and listen to morning birds trills in the forest
     
  3. Watch a lamplighter lighting street lamps at Sovetskaya Street in the city of Brest
     
  4. Listen to the songs of the Belarusian groups ‘Stary Olsa’ and ‘Troitsa’ in their homeland
     
  5. Hear the Middle Ages’ voice in the corridors and towers of Mir Castle
    Mir castle

     

  6. Recognize Mona Lisa on the mural ‘Belarusian Fire Service History’ on the facade of the old city firehouse in Grodno
     
  7. Count the items of the unique exhibition in the only First World War museum in Belarus located in the village-museum Zabrodye
     
  8. Check your watch with the oldest existing tower clock in Europe located in the tower of the St. Francis Xavier Church in Grodno
     
  9. Admire the terraced houses of the “Acid Rococo” style in a residential complex in Odintsova lane in Minsk
     
  10. Learn how to get the birch sap/juice
     
  11. Visit the Soviet era symbol – the House-Museum of the 1st RSDLP Congress in Minsk
     
  12. Rub a finger of the magician-astrologer granting wishes on the Ploschad Zvezd (the Stars Square) in Mogilev
     
  13. Wish on the next trip at the Eternal Passenger monument in Gomel
     
  14. See the monument to the last solar bus ‘Ikarus’ in Gomel
     
  15. Try to solve a Rubik’s Cube in Gomel which is tall as a human
     
  16. Compare a copy of the Christ statue located in the town of Ivye with the original statue in Rio de Janeiro
    Belarus

     

  17. Catch the inspiration out of the city noise in Krasny Dvorik (the Red Patio) in Revolyutsionnaya Street in Minsk
     
  18. Take photos with a can of condensed milk at the condensed milk monument in Rogachev

    SUMMER
     
  19. Visit one of the knights’ tournaments held on the medieval battlefield
     
  20. Try the true Belarusian samogonka (moonshine) and have a snack of cucumbers with honey
     
  21. Get to the township of Motol to hear the local dialect and record videos for your friends who are just going to visit Belarus
     
  22. Meet the colorful sunrise on the banks of one of the Belarusian lakes
     
  23. Jump over the fire on Kupalle Night and put a flower wreath into the river
     
  24. Plunge into the history by visiting ancient Belarusian country estates
     
  25. Learn to distinguish the sounds of a bass and a cello by attending the musicales ‘Classic Music at the Town Hall’ in Minsk
     
  26. Taste the true natural Smorgon ice cream
     
  27. Twist cornflowers into a wreath
     
  28. Try to weave a traditional rushnik (a homespun towel embroidered with ritual symbols and cryptograms) in the village of Neglyubka, Gomel region
     
  29. Sleep in a cabin of the floating hotel in the town of Turov
     
  30. Learn the recipe of the most delicious cocktail in the bars in Zybitskaya – the most happening street in Minsk
     
  31. Take a bike ride in one of the Belarusian nature reserves or national parks
    Bike tour

     

  32. Feel like a midget next to the 5-meter Gulliver sculpture in the ‘Dreamland’ park of sculptures in the town of Orsha
     
  33. Climb the tower of the Roman Catholic Church in the township of Gervyaty, Grodno region, and enjoy the panoramic view
     
  34. Learn a football chant at the match in Borisov Arena
     
  35. Feel like a child and ride the children’s railway in Minsk
     
  36. Plunge into the Berezina River near Borisov to know the feelings of the soldiers of Napoleon’s army in 1812
     
  37. Have a dinner on the roof of one of Minsk restaurants enjoying the city views: ‘The view,’ ‘Panorama,’ ‘Balkon’
     
  38. Leave a busy highway and get directions through several Belarusian villages to see the true Belarus
     
  39. Dance for two days in a row at the summer festival ‘Freaky Summer Party’
     
  40. Take a safari in the ‘Braslav Lakes’ National Park and take a picture of a moose in nature’s lap
     
  41. Take a look at the House-Museum of Tadeusz Kosciuszko in Kossovo to see around and learn about the professional traveler whose name was given to the highest mountain in Australia
     
  42. Break the logic laws and check your vestibular apparatus in the inverted Ella’s house in Dukorsky mayontak (estate) near Minsk
     
  43. Enjoy the industrial landscape along the tram route in the town of Mozyr
     
  44. Buy souvenirs with the Belarusian ornaments in the tourist information center at the railway station in Minsk
     
  45. See the Faberge eggs and other exhibits in the Museum of Rescued Art Treasures in Brest, which was opened based on the things confiscated by border guards
     
  46. Buy the Belarusian linen clothes to feel better in the summer heat
     
  47. Bring a vyshivanka (an embroidered shirt) to your homeland as a keepsake remembering about the Belarusian culture
     
  48. Touch the bizarre architectural forms in ‘Ugolok Gaudi’ (Gaudi’s Nook) in Minsk
     
  49. Enjoy the organ sounding in one of the many Roman Catholic churches in Belarus
     
  50. Take a photo with the tank in the homeland of the legendary game World of Tanks
     
  51. Get selfies with the sights of Belarus in the MSQRD mobile application developed by Belarusians
     
  52. Climb the hill in the town of Rakov, which was considered as a town of casino, brothels and smugglers
     
  53. Steer the steam locomotive in the Railway Equipment Museum in the city of Brest
     
  54. Walk down the sobriety alley in the township of Mosar, Vitebsk region being sober
     
  55. Enjoy the architectural splendor of the towers of Kossovo palace and then count them
    Kossovo Belarus

     

  56. Get rid of stress after spending a night on beehives in one of the farmsteads in Belarus
     
  57. Get to the sightseeing platform of the most avant-garde building in Minsk – the National Library of Belarus
     
  58. Gather a bunch of multi-colored leaves in Minsk Loshitsa Park
     
  59. Build a collection of photos of the graffitis from famous Oktyabrskaya Street in Minsk
     
  60. Try swamp shoes to be able to go through the swamp, collect cranberries and see cranes
     
  61. Go for a spin in a BELAZ in the city of Zhodino
    BelAZ in Belarus

     

  62. Take part in the traditional potato harvest in the fall.

  63. Put a note under the wish stone in the Nesvizh Park and make a wish at Barbara statue.

  64. Spend the night in a hayloft.

  65. Learn the history of the hundreds of the antiques from Janusz Parulis museum in Grodno.

  66. Step the longest suspension bridge in Belarus located in Mosty, Grodno region.

  67. Find the Centre of Europe in Polotsk, Vitebsk region.

  68. Take a photo with the famous sculpture of one-headed Tsmok (a dragon) in Lepel.

  69. Look at the star-filled sky over the city.

  70. Take a photo in front of the monument to the unique ‘Ў’ letter in Polotsk

    AUTUMN

  71. See the sculptures of Italian artists in the Tizengauzen Palace in the town of Postavy, Vitebsk region.

  72. Taste the true Belarusian rye bread

  73. Recall the history of the Ancient Rus in one of the oldest surviving churches in Belarus - Boris and Gleb Church (Kalozha Church) in Grodno.

  74. Collect mushrooms and berries listening to birds in the morning forest.

    Belarus forest

     

  75. Listen to the Belarusian folk music and visit the unique open-air architecture and life museum in the village of Ozertso near Minsk at the annual folk festival ‘Kamyanitsa’.

  76. Taste all the beers and get to know the history of one of the oldest breweries at the LidBeer festival in the town of Lida.

  77. Plunge into the past in a private antiques museum located in the attic of an ordinary house in the township of Iviye.

  78. Admire on the Neman River panorama from the territory of Liubcha Castle in Grodno region.

    WINTER

  79. Get warm by drinking crambambulya/ medovuha / hrenovuha / pomerantsevka, as landowners did in the past.

  80. Take a photo of salt mountains in the city of Soligorsk at sunset.

  81. Dance in a round on the authentic ritual holidays ‘Kalyadavanne’ (‘Going Christmas Caroling’) and ‘Gukanne vyasny’ (‘Spring Calling’).

    Events Belarus

     

  82. Get familiar with a traditional vytinanka (crafts made of paper and cardboard) and shape something beautiful.

  83. Taste candied cranberries.

  84. Learn how to prepare a healing potion to an ancient recipe in the oldest operating drug store in Eastern Europe located in Grodno.

  85. Taste traditional potato dishes of the Belarusian cuisine: draniki (potato pancakes), kolduny, babka, dumplings, potato casseroles, etc.

  86. Take a cup of coffee in the Chaim Soutine museum in Smilovichi, Minsk region – a friend of Modigliani and Picasso. 

  87. Try to solve the John F. Kennedy murder riddle looking into the windows of f Lee Harvey Oswald’ apartment in the Ploschad Pobedy area in Minsk. 

  88. Visit the ‘Belovezhskaya Pushcha’ National Park and ask the Belarusian Santa Clause about the secret of granting New Year’s wishes. 

  89. Eat sweets at the famous pastry shop ‘Lakomka’ (‘Sweet-Tooth’) on Prospekt Nezavisimosti (Independence Avenue) in Minsk.

  90. Go ice-skating on one of the ice rinks in the city center.

  91. Buy a Belarusian author’s book or a postcard with views of Belarus in the ‘Ў’ gallery in Minsk.

  92. Learn what is ‘hot ice’ visiting a Dinamo-Minsk ice hockey game.

  93. Understand the philosophy of the world famous artist Marc Chagall’s paintings in the city of Vitebsk.

  94. Get warm having a cup of tea made with Belarusian field and forest herbs.

  95. Have a cup of true coffee in the coffee shop ‘U deda’ (‘Grandfather’s’) near the ‘Dinamo’ stadium in Minsk.

  96. Take the trolleybus with sketches of the famous avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich in Vitebsk.

  97. Connect with the Soviet era in the Memorial Museum-Workshop of the Belarusian Soviet sculptor Z.I. Azgur.

  98. Rate performance of the one-man theater in the Red Church in Minsk.

  99. Make an angel in the snow.

  100.  Feel like a USSR citizen and go to a café-club ‘Tovarisch’ (‘Comrade’) in Minsk and the café ‘Staroye vremya’ (‘Old time’) in Gomel.

 
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