National Library of Belarus, Minsk

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Climb the observation deck at National Library of Belarus and get a panoramic view of Minsk. A diamond-shaped 23-story glass building symbolizes the value of knowledge stored in books. The library houses the largest collection of Belarusian printed materials and the third-largest collection of books printed in Russian. Light shows play across the building's facade at night. Amenities include reading rooms, library carrels, an Internet center, a children’s room, cloakrooms, and a fitness center. Put National Library of Belarus and other Minsk attractions into our Minsk online trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The first time I saw this landmark of the city back in 2008, when I first visited Minsk. An iconic attraction is the giant structure of the library! On the 23rd floor there is a cafe with panoramic views.
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  • Impressive architecture for an important purpose. Reportedly the structure was built on potentially unstable marsh land.  more »
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  • This library's was completed in 2006 and the main architectural component has the shape of a rhombicuboctahedron (with object has eight triangular and eighteen square faces, with 24 identical vertices, with one triangle and three squares meeting at each) The height of the building is 241.5 feet (73.6 metres) and weight is 115 000 tones (not including books). The building has 23 floors. The National Library can seat about 2,000 readers and features a 500-seat conference hall.
  • Famous and biggest library in Bilarussia. We visit it today 28th/08/2019 very nice place.
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