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Vitebsk – the cultural capital of Belarus

“Curved" Vitebsk streets
Holy Assumption Cathedral in Vitebsk
Vitebsk City Hall and Holy Resurrection Church

Duration: 12 hours

The city of Vitebsk is situated to the north of Minsk and is known today as the cultural capital of the country. It is not only because of the international song festival “Slavanski (Slavic) Bazzar”, taking place in Vitebsk annually, but rather of the city’s rich artistic heritage. Marc Chagall, an outstanding artist of the XXth century, was born here – moreover, Vitebsk became his main source of inspiration for the entire life, the town’s views could be recognizable on lots of Chagall’s paintings. Such world-famous artists as Vasiliy Kandinskiy, Ilya Repin, Kasimir Malevich also once lived and created in Vitebsk.

During the city tour you will visit Marc Chagall Home-Museum and Marc Chagall Art-Centre, as well other sights, which give Vitebsk an elegant sense of past: the City Hall, Holy Assumption Cathedral, Holy Resurrection Church, the Governor’s Palace, the famous Kirov Bridge across the Western Dvina River. 

Itinerary
Sights
Holy Assumption Cathedral in Vitebsk
The Marc Chagall Museum
"The Blue House" by Marc Chagall (1917)
Slavanski (Slavic) Bazzar Festival
Kirov Bridge in Vitebsk
Hotels
Address: 1 Stroiteley Ave., Vitebsk

Hotel Luchesa 4* occupies 14-storey building on one of the main avenues in Vitebsk - modern centre of Slavonic culture. The hotel is situated at the crossroads what makes it easy to get to any part of the city, and has a well-developed infrastructure including 155 rooms of different categories, restaurants, conference hall, sauna, gym and other facilities, all that make it very convenient for business trips.

 

Address: 5/2A Zamkovaya Str., Vitebsk

Hotel Vitebsk 3* built in 1973 and refurbished in 2011 is the largest hotel in Vitebsk located on picturesque banks of the river Western Dvina in the heart of business, cultural and historic part of the city. The site is of easy access from the railway and bus stations and close to main attractions (Museum of Marc Chagall, Art Museum, National Academic Drama Theatre, etc.). The hotel offers suits, business and economy class accomodations, overall 201 rooms for around 271 guests.

 

Address: 21/17 Sovetskaya Str., Vitebsk

Located in the historic part of the city, Hotel Eridan 3* occupies an architectural asset of the 19th century, from which you can in 2-3 minutes reach the former Governor's Palace, 1812 War Monument, Marc Chagall Museum or start an exploratory walk down the streets of old city centre. This cozy hotel offers elegant rooms with modern amenities, some of which also feature balconies, sofas and angle bathtubs. The hotel also provides a convenient business centre, conference room, nice restaurant with live music and coffee bar. Wellness and gym zone is available as well.