By Summer Brons
Minsk
Belarus
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For a one of a kind travel destination rich in history and modern development, consider booking your next European vacation to Minsk, Belarus. Doubling as both the capital and the largest city in the country, the city of Minsk dates back to the 11th century and today functions as a thriving major city. EscapeWizard.com is here to help you plan your travels to the beautiful country of Belarus!    

Air transportation to Minsk is handled by Minsk International Airport (MSQ), which sits 26 miles east of the city. Relatively new, the airport opened in the year 1982 and services many international flights. The city does have an older airport, commonly known as Minsk-1 (MHP), which opened in 1933 and was serving more than a million passengers each year by 1970. Minsk-1 was anticipating closure in 2008 due to residential noise pollution, but is still functioning at this time. Book your flight into Minsk using EscapeWizard.com by clicking (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) and secure your airfare at our great low rates. We can assist with lodging accommodations as well, just click (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) and select your hotel of choice.    

As you'd likely anticipate from a historical European city, Minsk has a great cultural scene with an abundance of museums and theatres. EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting the Belarusian National History and Culture Museum, the Belarusian Nature and Environmental Museum, and the Belarusian National Arts Museum. Popular theatres within the city include the Belarusian State Musical Theatre, the Yanka Kupala National Drama Theatre, and the National Academic Big Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus. Another very popular Minsk attraction is Victory Square. This venue is not only a memorial to those who have lost their lives during war, but also features a museum and serves as the entrance to Gorky Park. Another great attraction is the National Library of Belarus. This architectural marvel is shaped like a diamond which is a symbol for knowledge. Tours of the building can be arranged by contacting the library to set them up in advance.

EscapeWizard.com knows that sampling local cuisine is one of the most exciting aspects of travel, and Minsk is the perfect locale to try traditional Belarusian dishes. Potato dishes have been very common for many years, as have those with fish and pork. Minsk has dozens of restaurants manned by talented chefs waiting to serve up authentic Belarusian flavors. Whether you're looking for a cozy cafe or a romantic fine dining experience, you're sure to find it here in Minsk!    

Minsk has a lively nightlife, too. Let loose after a day of sightseeing at any of the numerous bars and nightclubs around town. Unlike many cities, there is no specific district that is particularly geared towards the late-night scene; Minsk's clubs are scattered throughout the streets, which makes it easy to find a great watering hole no matter where your daytime adventures have taken you. As always, EscapeWizard.com reminds you to enjoy the Minsk nightlife responsibly!    

For anyone fascinated with European history or simply looking for a little something different for their next vacation, Minsk is a must-see city. A variety of adventure and excitement awaits you among the iconic architecture and bustling city streets. Use EscapeWizard.com today to book your travels to the Belarus capital city!
Hotels in Minsk
By D. Gregory Perrin
Crowne Plaza Minsk
Kirova Street 13, Minsk, Belarus
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The Crowne Plaza Minsk is an amazing hotel in the city that EscapeWizard.com highly recommends to vacationers. The hotel is equipped with 115 guestrooms with 5 suites. Crowne Plaza is located approximately 30 minutes from the Minsk International Airport and vacationers can get their easily by taxi. Check in at the hotel is at 2 p.m. or after on the day you arrive into Minsk. The friendly staff can greet visitors speaking English, Italian, Dutch, Russian, and Turkish.

The rooms of the hotel have all the accommodations that any vacationer could ever need on their trip. There is different bedding options that you can select based on the size of your party. If your party has an extra person, you can even get a rollaway cot brought into the room (Check with the front desk on potential fees). The hotel has a television in each room with cable package. Internet service is available at the hotel so guests can keep up-to-date with their emails as well as search for local attractions. The in-room safe is large enough to hold a laptop which ensures your computer will stay safe while you’re sightseeing. Other features available in the rooms are a kitchenette, miniature refrigerator, coffee maker, plates, as well as pots and pans.

The hotel has some amazing amenities available to guests. There is an extensive fitness center that guests can use to maintain their workouts while on the road. There is also a spa, steam room, and sauna. After a long day sightseeing in the city, guests can relax in the pool. Also, the hotel has its own casino where they can play various types of games. EscapeWizard.com reminds all vacationers to gamble responsibly.

All in all, the Crowne Plaza Minsk is one of the best hotels in the entire city. During your stay in Belarus, this hotel will not disappoint. Just click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your next stay with EscapeWizard.com.