Welcome to Minsk
The capital of Belarus is one of the most fascinating cities in Eastern Europe. Famous as much for its extraordinary history as its impressive, Soviet-style architecture, leafy parks and eccentric locals, Minsk is unforgettable.
|Currency||1 Belarisian rouble (BYR) = 100 kopeks|
|Opening hours||Most shops are open 10.00–19.00, Mon-Fri and 10.00–17.00 on Sat. Banks are open 09.30–17.30 Mon-Fri.|
|Newspapers||Sovetskaya Belorussiya (Russian-language, main government daily)
Bel Gazeta (private weekly)
|Emergency numbers||Police: 02
Fire brigade: 01
|Tourist information||Prospekt Pobediteley 19, Minsk
Mon–Fri 09.00–13.00, 13.45–18.00, 13.45–16.45 on Fri. Closed Sat and Sun.
Tel: +375 17 226 99 00