About Belarus




The Republic of Belarus is situated in the center of the European continent.

Our land is famous for the beauty of countless lakes and rivers, broad expanses of forests and fields, harmonious landscapes. The nature of our country is an ideal environment for recreation, and acquaintance with Belarus and Belarusians will bring a lot of positive impressions.

About 10 million people live on Belarusian land, mainly Belarusians, as well as Russians, Poles, Ukrainians, Jews, Tatars, Lithuanians, representatives of other nationalities. The territory of the country is 207, 6 thousand square km. It boards with Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. Belarusian is an official language of Belarus, along with Russian. Belarusian climate – is moderate continental, is influenced by air masses of the Atlantic. The hottest month is July, the coldest one is January.

Belarus starts with the capital city. Minsk has almost thousand-year history. During the Great Patriotic War Minsk was destroyed by more than 80%. That is why very few ancient buildings have survived in the city. However, Minsk can be proud of wide avenues and streets, spacious squares, diverse architectural ensembles, verdurous boulevards and parks. The Belarusian capital offers over 40 pedestrian and bus tourist routes introducing tourists to historical and cultural heritage, museums, theaters, exhibition halls, and other facilities.

Nowadays all kinds of recreation are available in Belarus. There are no snow-covered mountains and warm seas with sandy beaches in Belarus. However, one can swim in clear lakes in summer and ski in winter. Various knight tournaments, folk holidays, sport competitions, and festivals are held the whole year round. There are many theaters, museums, and excursions.

The Belarusian tourism infrastructure includes comfortable hotels, restaurants serving Belarusian cuisine, secure and quick transport, souvenir shops. Belarus has worked out a system of online booking which helps tourists reserve rooms in the majority of Belarusian hotels.

Belarus’ tourism potential consists in natural diversity and beauty, unique historical and cultural heritage. There are over 15,000 objects of historical, cultural, architectural value in Belarus. There are also a lot of places connected with the names of famous historical and cultural figures.

Amateurs of ecotourism have a unique opportunity to enjoy pristine nature. Many natural objects of the country are unparalleled in Europe. These include, first of all, the Lake Naroch National Park, Pripyat National Park, Braslav Lakes National Park, Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve, wildlife preserves Naliboki Forest and Blue Lakes, and many other ones.