Top Choice Palace in Nyasvizh

Nyasvizh Castle

Over a causeway leading away from the town with lovely lakes on either side lies this palace-like castle and park complex. It was erected by the Radziwill family in 1583 but was rebuilt and restored often over the c…
Top Choice Museum in Vitsebsk

Marc Chagall Art Center

The first museum on every itinerary should be the excellent Chagall Art Center, which was established in 1992 and has about 300 of Chagall's works, of which less than one-third are on display at any given time.
Top Choice Castle in Mir

Mir Castle

Rising majestically above the town, the 16th-century Mir Castle overlooks a postcard-perfect lake and resembles something straight out of Disney. A recent renovation has the place looking simply lovely, with gorgeou…
Top Choice Museum in Minsk

Museum of the Great Patriotic War

Housed in a garish new building, Minsk's best museum houses an excellent display detailing Belarus' suffering and heroism during the Nazi occupation. With English explanations throughout, atmospheric dioramas and a …
Top Choice Palace in Homel

Homel Palace

Homel's signature attraction was built by Field Marshal Pyotr Rumyantsev in the late 19th century, soon after Homel became part of the Russian Empire. He couldn't have picked a more beautiful spot, high above the So…
Top Choice Museum in Brest

Museum of Railway Technology

One of Brest's most popular sights is the outdoor Museum of Railway Technology, where there's a superb collection of locomotives and carriages dating from 1903 (eg the Moscow–Brest Express, with shower rooms and a v…
Fortress in Brest

Brest Fortress

Very little remains of Brest Fortress. Certainly don't come here expecting a medieval turreted affair – this is a Soviet WWII memorial to the devastating battle that resulted when German troops advanced into the Sov…
National Park in Belarus

Belavezhskaya Pushcha National Park

Unesco World Heritage Site Belavezhskaya Pushcha National Park is the oldest wildlife refuge in Europe and the pride of Belarus. At the National Park headquarters in Kamyanyuki, 55km north of Brest, you can arrange …
Architecture in Minsk

Pr Nezalezhnastsi

Minsk's main thoroughfare impresses with its sheer girth. Formerly pr Francyska Skaryny, it runs the length of the modern city, beginning near the train station at the stubbornly austere and expansive pl Nezalezhnas…
National Park in Belarus

Pripyatsky National Park

One of the best-kept secrets in Belarus is the excellent Pripyatsky National Park, a relatively untouched swathe of marshes, swampland and floodplains emanating from the Pripyat River, about 250km due south of Minsk…