The Times names Minsk among 30 great bargain city breaks for brits
“Bored by Paris and Rome? Then try a weekend getaway to Tallinn or Minsk — for less than £250,” the British newspaper writes.
The first reason in favor of a weekend in the Belarusian capital is that there are very few documental formalities now.
“British citizens no longer need a visa to visit Belarus,” the Times writes.
Minsk can lure tourists with “futuristic architecture alongside Soviet-style tower blocks and murals” and numerous postwar monuments.
Journalists advise travelers to book a ticket to the Opera and Ballet Theatre and praise local food:
“The food is good too, with restaurants serving solyanka — a spicy, sour Russian soup — and gravy-dipped pancakes.
At night follow the locals towards the many German-style beer taverns.”
As for the prices, a night in a modest hotel would cost about £33. Belarusian Airlines has returns from Gatwick from £150, the Times writes.
In the list Minsk neighbors Bulgarian Varna and Burgas, Italian Olbia and Modica, Bratislava, Malmo, Bucharest, Krakow and other European cities and towns.