Are you planning a trip to Minsk for business or pleasure? If so, you are in for a special time. This ancient city offers visitors a whole host of attractions and events that are sure to please. As is true with most cities of this size, it is often best to rent a car in Minsk so you can move around the city and area freely.
The city is the capital of Belarus and is flanked by the Svisloch River. Visitors will be surprised to learn just how much is there to see and do. In the old part of town, for instance, you can see 17th century buildings and homes. With a car rental in Minsk, you can drive out to Minsk Lake. This lake is beautiful and is dotted with many small islets. The lake is surrounded by majestic pines and the area is wonderful throughout the year.
History lovers will enjoy the museums located in and around the city. One thing that surprised many visitors is just how diverse the city is. One can enjoy the Belarusian Ballet, the National Arts Museum, the National Museum of Belarusian History and Culture, the Museum of History of the Great Patriotic War and (a true favorite) the Museum of Old Belarusian Culture.
You can also visit the famous Mir Castle which is a short drive from Minsk. It is located in the town of Mir. This castle goes back to the 15th century and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Close to Mir is historic Nesvizh where you can see a variety of old buildings.
There are many other places to visit as well. The Radzivill palace, the Museum of Folk Architecture, and the city of Polotsk (the oldest Belarusian city) are just a few more places you can visit if you hire a car rental in Minsk.